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Sweet Delicious Dates

Updated: Jun 6, 2019

Dates are deliciously sweet and considered a popular fruit

From little date seeds, great things are born” Namibian Proverb

Delicious Dates
Delicious Dates

10 benefits, interesting facts and uses of dates:

  1. Dates are excellent source of potassium, and are good source of iron and calcium and contain niacin, Vitamin B6 and high in fiber

  2. Dates have a natural sources of folic acid

  3. Dates provide various antioxidants. Antioxidants protect cells from free radicals

  4. 100 grams of dates have 75 grams of carbohydrates

  5. Dates are free from cholesterol and contains very little fats

  6. Dates are low water and high sugar content (approximately 93 grams per cup), this is an excellent natural sweetener

  7. Because of the sugar contents of dates, they have a lengthy shelf life (please remember dates can, and do go bad)

  8. To substitute date for white sugar, coconut sugar or maple sugar by making a date paste. The paste is made by mixing dates with little bit of warm water in a blender or by using your hands. The general rule of thumb would be 1:1 ratio of white sugar to date paste, 0.5:1 of maple syrup to dates

  9. Dates can be used as a delicious snack with nuts and seeds. Combination of dates paste, nuts, shredded coconut and seeds will make a healthy snack bars or energy balls

  10. To make vegan syrup, soak pitted dates, dried dates in water for a day, and they dissolve to make a raw, vegan syrup

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