Interesting Food Facts – Dates

DatesDates have been a regular item in my Breakfast Menu every single day for the past one month. Shifting from a Processed Carb diet , and transitioning into a Peleolithic friendly diet has brought about good changes in my lifestyle. Scouting for some recipes with Dates, I landed here. This is a treasure house of Info on dates. Here are some great facts that caught my attention. Read on..

  • Dates are highly nutritional and considered by many to be one of natures most perfect foods
  • Date palms cover 3% of the earths cultivated surface. Four million tons are grown annually.
  • Some tribes of the Middle East, who eat a high percentage of dates in their diet, have one of the lowest rates of cancer.
  • Date palms are like giant solar collectors. They require at least 100 sunny days of 100 degrees for best fruit production. Over the 7 month growing season, which includes Summer, they store the intense energy of the desert in their fruit.

All in all the dates are Power packed and have very High nutritional Value , so its wise to use them occassionally in moderation in your diets. Check out some recipes here. I personally liked the Date Coco Shake , it seems like a sure winner and a definite Paleo compliant drink 🙂 Will give it a try very soon!


3 responses to “Interesting Food Facts – Dates

    • I use Deseeded Dates and eat 2 every day. Chop them up and mix it in cereal , salad. Try it with Banana and Yogurt. I mix Date Syrup to milk for my daughter. . If you can use Date Syrup, its almost a replacement for sugar or honey. Healthy and tasty !

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