Pitted dates are a powerhouse of potassium, the mineral that protects the heart by keeping sodium levels in check and preventing high blood pressure. A one cup serving of dates contains up to three times as much potassium as a one cup serving of bananas. They are also an excellent source of dietary fibre, which supports the digestive system and provides a sense of satiety and fullness. Organic pitted dates are also plentiful in B-complex vitamins, and minerals like magnesium and iron.
Organic dried pitted dates have had the stones removed and are therefore perfect for snacking. They hold their shape well and are a deliciously moist, flavoursome addition to baked products such as cakes, breads, muffins, pies and cookies. Regular pitted dates can sometimes be harder and sharper on the tongue though they are still good for making bliss balls if you soak them in hot water first to soften them up.
Organic farming uses no pesticides or artificial fertilisers and works with nature to build the fertility and health of our soil while caring for our environment. Organic farming has a low carbon footprint. Pure and simple, just the way nature intended.
Caution: Although every care has been taken to remove date stones, some may remain.