* Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free, Egg Free, Grain Free, Vegan
Benefits of Dates
Organic, raw Deglet Noor dates are a new addition to the Changing Habits ‘real food’ pantry staples range. Dates are a wonderful ingredient to have in your pantry due to their versatility and the nutritional benefits.
- Natural source of soluble and insoluble fibre essential for gut health and regularity
- No oil, sulphites or preservative
- Sundried and hand pitted
- Easy to digest
- Natural source of sulphur, magnesium, phosphorous, calcium, potassium and manganese – very beneficial for skeletal and muscular health
- Deglet Noor dates have a glycemic index of approx 25.
Take a moment to watch this short information video on our delicious dates.
History of dates
Fossils of date palms have been found as far back as 50 million years ago. The fruit has been cultivated and used in the Middle East since 7000 BCE. Described as the ‘bread of the dessert’, they were used for breaking fasts as the nutrients are quickly absorbed by the body. Dates are mixed with milk or yogurt to create a paste and which is commonly used during recovery from illness or injury.
Dates are highly regarded by nomadic communities as they are easily transport and the high carbohydrate content gives quick energy. Dates are very nutritious and naturally contain minerals such as calcium, cobalt, copper, fluorine, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, phosphorous, sodium and zinc. These minerals offer health benefits including bone and immune system health.
Deglet Noor (dates of light)
There are several types of dates – soft, semi-soft or dry. Our beautiful Deglet Noor dates are semi-soft and they are a perfect all-rounder. With a delicious, soft caramel flavour these dates can be eaten raw as a nutritious snack or used in both sweet and savoury cooking. From raw desserts, to bliss balls to chutneys or stews, dates are an essential for every kitchen.
Our dates story
Finding dates that are free from oils, sulphite, Maltodextrin, flours and other hidden nasties can be a challenge. These ingredients are added to prolong the shelf live, prevent the dates sticking together and for appearance.
At Changing Habits, we believe in sourcing products that are in the most natural source possible. Our Deglet Noor dates are organically grown in North Africa, where there are optimal growing conditions – a dry tropical sun and rich fertile soil.
Our organic dates are hand selected at peak ripeness then simply dried and hand pitted. No additives or preservatives.
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