Yesterday I bought a great amount of Israeli organic Jordan River Deglet Nour Dates, and many of these dates have a white powder film on their skin, which can be easily removed with your fingernails.
Do you know if this powder is sugar occurring naturally in dates, or it can be some substance added to preserve dates?
Moreover, I’d like to know how I can know if these dates are treated with glucose syrup or some other sweetener.
The dates I speak of are Jordan River organic branches Deglet Nour dates, produced by Hadiklaim (Israel Date Growers' Cooperative).
Madjool dates have black mold inside them sometimes. One out of about 30 usually here. I don't worry about it you know when you bite into it ;)
Thanks for your reply, but black mold has nothing to do with the white powder you can see in the picture I have attached.
This happens to my Mejhools after they've been in an open box for more than a few days, though I don't buy mine organic (I think they're from Jordan River too? The 1 kilo boxes they sell in supermarkets here in Israel). Wish I had something more informative to give you.
have you found more information about this white powder on dates?
Putting dates under running water is not enough to remove the white powder. You have to use your fingernails! You need to gently scrape the date surface to perfectly remove it.