Can't find a date? While we can't help with your love life (the PlantLife dating app is still in the works), we can help make sure you have a great source of energy, fiber and natural goodness in the form of our incredible Medjoul dates.
Dates are the fruit of the date palm tree. They are chewy, with a delicious, sweet flavour that makes them perfect for snacking. In recent years, people in the West have embraced dates for their delicious taste and great nutritional profile. Dates need to be dried for preservation reasons, but the good news is that they retain all of their nutrients.
There are dates, then there are Medjoul dates. These premium dates are also known as "King Dates'' due to their impressive size and incredible unique flavour. We source ours exclusively from Tunisia and Palestine. As both countries have complicated economic and political situations, we work hard to support small farming families who fight for sustainable agriculture and a traditional approach. Harvesting dates is also a risky business, done by hand high up in the air. We make sure our dates are carefully picked and processed, then naturally dried to preserve their natural goodness.
Dates are rich in magnesium, B vitamins and fiber, with a low glycaemic index and a high number of antioxidants, which have a range of beneficial effects for the body. They are also rich in potassium, which aids healthy functioning of the nervous system.
Dates are very versatile, and work perfectly as a snack, especially when paired with almonds, nut butter or cheese. They also work well as a binder in baked goods like cookies or sweeten up sauces, salad dressings and marinades. Bear in mind that dates are fairly high in calories, so moderation is advised!