Dates have been a Staple Food of the Middle East for a long time. There are many health benefits associated with dates. Dates are rich in dietary fibre, potassium and Iron. It is often given to Anemic People. It is mostly fat-free and cholesterol-free. Since dates are high in carbohydrates, they are a good source of energy.
Mariani Premium Dates are pitted (stoned) and sun-ripened. These are really soft and sweet. Since is naturally fat-free, I love snacking on these once in a while. The serving Size is 5 to 6 dates – 120 calories. We buy this from our local Wholesale Shop – BJ’s.
Always choose dates which do not have added sugars. Avoid chocolate-covered and other fancy date products.