Dates are grown in Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Morocco, Pakistan, and here in the US. After the date fruit has ripened they are removed from the tree. Dates are a wonderful natural sweetener that do not spike blood sugar levels and is a good sugar substitute in most recipes. Date sugar is great for baking.

This low calorie fooddates_fruits1 is cholesterol fee, low in fat, and swimming in essential vitamins and minerals. It’s also loaded with protein, fiber, natural sugars (that are GREAT energy boosters), potassium, and iron. Organic dates even help your digestive and nervous systems, reduce the risk of having a stroke, and has even been found to improve your sexual stamina. Move over Viagra.