The Rotab date is extra soft and sweet. This is by far the best stage to harvest a date (7 to 8 weeks after the Khalal stage). Gold of colour and very soft with a sweet caramel flavour, just melt in your mouth! The perfect alternative to sweet delicacies.
The texture and taste profile of the rotab stage is not too soft, semi-dry and soft texture with a full caramel (Medjools) flavour. The moisture content of this date at the Rotab stage is 35%-40%. This is the variety that is often consumed with traditional Arabian coffee. Full of nutrients, like every date, it contains 70% of natural energy-rich sugars. This breed of dates is best kept and consumed directly from the refrigerator.