Why You Should Have a Date

Why You Should Have a Date

Dates have been around since ancient times and now science confirms they’re more than just a fix for a sweet tooth.

Sue RaddMar 20, 2023, 12:45 AM

Why dates are so good

Dates have significant nutritional properties, enabling them to be food that also works as medicine.

That’s because they are:

Dates are also naturally free from fat, cholesterol, gluten and sodium! 

Which dates should you use?

There’s a wide variety of dates and all of them are health-promoting and nutritious. The main difference in terms of food preparation is whether you should use fresh dates, such as the medjool variety (which are moist) or dried dates. Both have their advantages for certain dishes.

How to enjoy more dates

Dates are very versatile and can be used as a snack, to create desserts and for their thickening ability in savoury dishes.

Try the following:

For a sugar alternative, simply replace the sugar with the same weight of medjool dates and you will get the same sweet taste plus 16 essential vitamins and nutrients!

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