Dates

Who needs a date?

Dates ripen and dry on the tree and the sun crystallizes the natural sugars, this makes dates the only “fresh” dried fruit.

Why Eat Dates

Dates are sometimes called nature’s candy but aside from their sweet gooeyness dates are also bursting with antioxidants, fiber, potassium, and other essential minerals.

How to Eat Dates

Stuff Them

Stuff with your favorite stuffing like ricotta, goat or nut cheese, nut butter, chopped nuts and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Drink Them

Need a little sweetness to your smoothie or your hot blender drink?  Just add in a couple of dates.

Bake Them

Add chopped dates to cookies or muffins instead of raisins.  Replace sugar in recipes with date paste by blending together 1 cup tightly packed dates and 1/4 cup water, blend in a food processor until smooth and use to replace 1 cup refined sugar.

Chop Them

Add chopped dates to hot cereal, salads, or garnish soups.

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