What Are Dates Good For?
Health Benefits of Dates
|Calories from Fat||1|
|Total Fat||0 g||0%|
|Saturated Fat||0 g||0 g|
|Total Carbohydrates||75 g||25%|
|Dietary Fiber||7 g||27%|
|Vitamin A 3%||Vitamin C||0%|
Studies Done on Dates
Dates Healthy Recipe:
|2 cups of dates||2 tsp. fresh lemon juice||Water||¼ tsp. cinnamon|
|¼ ground nutmeg||¼ ground cloves||¼ cup toasted pine nuts|
- Place dates in a saucepan and add water to cover two-thirds of the fruit. Add lemon juice. Bring to a rolling boil, cover with a lid part-way to allow steam to escape.
- Reduce heat to low. Depending on ingredients, cook time and moisture, it may take anywhere from 10-30 minutes to reach the right consistency, which is evidenced when a tablespoon can stand straight up in the middle of the mixture without falling to the side.
- Cool mixture a bit then place in a food processor and process until smooth. It may have a few lumps, but that's okay!
- Store in refrigerator for up to a few weeks and in freezer indefinitely. Wonderful on toast or even added to baked breads, cakes, etc.