The History of the Date
Dates are a stoned fruit and have been celebrated as a delicacy for thousands of years. Across religions, culture and countries, the date is has been used a sweet treat, a hospitable offering, and ceremonial delight. Until recently, the date was hard to come by in the United States unless sold as an imported fruit. The Moroccan Medjool date dominated the market and exported it globally.
California v. Morocco
Americans who sought a date-rich diet had few sources for this natural sweetener. When farmers in southern California realized their dry desert heat nearly replicated that of Morocco's dates began to get planted and test. The result was the perfectly sweet California Date. Less sweet than the sometimes saccharine tasting Medjool date, the California Date is a well rounded, fiber rich, flavorful date that can be enjoyed straight from the farm or with any number of complementary foods.
Dates are nutrient-rich
California dates are also high in antioxidants that can help protect against heart disease, cancer, and brain ailments. They are also rich in polyphenols. These compounds provide a wide variety of health benefits, such as better digestion, diabetes management, and even cancer prevention.
Dates have a variety of antioxidants
The fruit helps to flush out toxins from the body, regulate blood glucose levels, and reduce inflammation. The Date is superfood and a natural sweetener. Incorporating it into your diet will bring rich health benefits and incredibly good tasting food.
Dates are naturally sweet and provide no added sugarMany people think of dates as dried fruit—but they’re actually fresh fruit, since no water is removed. And because dates are whole, unprocessed fruit, their sugar content is naturally occurring.