Dates are the fruit of the palm tree and are rich in macro and micronutrients.
Dates are also delicious.
Most of the calories in dates are from carbohydrates and a small amount of protein. They contain antioxidants: flavonoids, carotenoids, and phenolic acid.
These delicious dates also have the following minerals: potassium, magnesium, copper, manganese, iron and vitamin B6. They are supportive for brain health, bone health, blood sugar control, can be used as a natural sweetener, great way to increase your fiber intake and promote spontaneous labor to start in late-term pregnant women.
With that said, they also taste delicious on their own, or made into a tasty treat!
Below I will share my favorite “snickers” bar recipe made with dates:
Pink Himalayan Salt
Cut open the date length wise and remove the seed. Next, stuff those dates with peanut butter and peanuts (for crunch!). Melt your chocolate in a double boil, then dip your peanut stuffed date in the chocolate. Sprinkle some pink salt on top and pop them in the freezer for the chocolate to re-harden and wha-la! you have a nutritious, delectable treat!