The sweet, chewy, tropical fruit of the date palm tree has grown increasingly popular across Western countries. Although these fruits can be eaten fresh or dried, most dates sold in the West are dried and imported. Known for their smooth, creamy, dense texture, dried dates have wrinkled skin and a sweet, caramelly taste.
In addition to their naturally indulgent taste, dates are also rich in nutrients. Dried dates are very high in fiber with seven grams per date. Fiber slows digestion and may help prevent insulin spikes in diabetics. Despite their sweetness, dates have a low glycemic index, which makes them a safe snack choice for most diabetics.
Apart from their fiber content, dates are also considered highly nutritious due to their antioxidant content. Specifically, dates have very high concentrations of powerful antioxidants flavonoids, carotenoids, and phenolic acid. Flavonoids may help reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, and certain cancers. Carotenoids promote eye health and may reduce the risk of macular degeneration. Phenolic acid may help reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease. If you struggle with a strong sweet tooth, dried dates can be used in recipes as a healthier natural sweetener.
We carry several varieties of dried dates. Medjool dates are native to Morocco. Our coconut roll dates have a dusting of shredded coconut. They have the added benefit of potassium and fiber with added sugar. We have Israeli dates for those who follow a kosher diet. Our dates are available with or without pits. We have certified organic varieties that are free of fertilizers and pesticides. Shop our wide selection of dates, and add these decadent, nutritious fruits to your diet.