The golden-thread amber honey dates are the traditionally exported product of Anhui province. Because the skins of the dates are made up by fibers which are like thin golden threads with amber colour, and the dates are as sweet as honey, so they are called golden-thread amber honey dates. The dates were originally produced in Shexian County, but later the making method was brought into Shui Dong area in Xuancheng City and so the dates are now called Shui Dong Honey Dates which are world famous.
The dates are made following a series of steps: firstly, we need to select the raw dates which are fresh, fatty and bright; then we can refine them according to a list of processes. The dates abound with nutrients: 70% of sugar, several kinds of vitamins, abundant proteins and carbohydrates, so they are a kind of high-qualified tonic, especially the specially made Heaven Fragrant Dates which are made of big dates after being cooked and removed shells and have very strong pleasing fragrance. The golden thread amber dates, known as " King Dates", sell well at both the domestic and the foreign markets and have been exported to over 40 states and regions.