Dates are a naturally sweet and low moisture fruit. The all-natural sugar of dates provides the perfect alternative to added sugars when utilised in culinary. Grown in arid deserts, dates are a low moisture whole fruit with less than 30 percent moisture.
Dates like most plant-based foods contain both soluble and insoluble fibres. Soluble fibres dissolve in water and help to lower cholesterol absorption. As part of a daily diet, soluble fibres help to maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Insoluble fibres do not dissolve in water and can add bulk giving you that full feeling of satiety.
Dates contain 6 essential B vitamins. The body does not store these vitamins and they are best when consumed daily.
B Vitamins are water soluble vitamins and are sometimes referred to as the “energy” vitamins because they convert energy consumed from food in the diet to the form of energy the body uses.
Dates are free of saturated fat, trans fat, sodium and cholesterol. Triglycerides (TG) are fats circulating naturally in the blood stream carrying energy throughout the body. When the triglyceride level becomes elevated it can be a risk factor for many diseases, mainly Heart disease. Clinical research suggests that eating 7 dates a day can help to improve your triglyceride levels in as little as 30 days.
For a 40 gram serving of dates, there are 7 minerals consisting of Potassium, Copper, Magnesium, Manganese, Zinc, Calcium and Iron
They balance the body’s amount of water, Balance the acid/base (Ph levels) & Keep the body and brain working well
The Date Nectar has very rich caramel flavour and it’s actually made from one single fruit: Whole Dates. Date Nectar is both low on the glycemic index due to its high fiber content and lower in fructose than most sweeteners. Moreover, date Nectar is packed with nutrients like magnesium, phosphorus and zinc. It also has an antioxidant level that’s the same as maca or raspberries, making it the most nutritionally dense sweetener out there. The potassium in date nectar helps the body slowly absorb and regulate sugar in the bloodstream. It’s a sweet you can feel great about. We certainly do. Due to its naturally caramel flavour it’s great for pouring over desserts, sweetening hot drinks, porridge and cereals, or as an alternative to sugars for baking and cooking. There is simply no other natural sweetener like it! See below to see how it compares with other natural sweeteners.
Dehydrated dates are pulverised to resemble granulated sugar. A delicious substitute for your refined granulated. Sprinkle date sugar on your baked goods to give them an additional butterscotch-like flavour. It’s great for making chocolate, nut butters, adding to porridge and cereals, or as an alternative to sugars for baking and cooking.
Our Date paste is a natural sweetener made with only dates, without any preservatives or additives. Easily mix it into your sauces, cakes, energy balls and cereal bars for guilt-free sweetness. Due to high fibre and mineral content makes them a low GI food. So, date paste and dates in general, not only support healthy blood sugar levels, but also helps you stay full for longer.
Khalal: Also known as Yellow Crunchy Dates. Yes, you read it right! These dates are a special and very seasonal breed found only during harvest time, which is twice a year (April & September). At this stage the fruit is almost round and pale yellow in colour. It’s mildly sweet and the flesh is thick and crisp like an apple and the flavour is rich, and delicate.
This is technically the stage when dates are fully ripened and have a light brown colour. They are soft melt in your mouth and has a caramel like flavour, simply nature's candy. Any age group will love them. Rutab has short shelf life just like any fresh fruit however, can last for 6 weeks if kept refrigerated or 2 years if kept frozen. The beauty of this fruit is its perfectly suitable for freezing and once thawed doesn’t affect the quality of the product at all.
This is the stage when dates are driest at this stage. The dates we generally see in super market are picked at this stage and therefore have wrinkly skin and have a dark brown colour. One of the reasons Tamr Dates are very popular is because of its long shelf life, ranging between 18-24 months.