Dates facts and general information about dates.
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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Dates are Available:
How do Dates Grow:
On a palm tree where the weather is very warm. The tree grows tall
reaching up to the sun.
What to Look for When Buying Dates:
Dates should be plump. Avoid dates that are hard.
Dates Storage Tips:
Store dates wrapped up in fridge so they don’t absorb other odors.
They also freeze well.
How to Cook with Dates:
Add chopped dates
granola bars, cookies, or eat as is.
Date Nutrition Facts:
Dates are high in Vitamin C, Iron, Potassium and Fiber.
Recipe: Date Granola Bars
2 Cups cornflakes cereal
2/3 Cup quick-cooking oats
1/4 Cup bran cereal
1/2 Cup chopped pitted
1/2 Cup crunchy peanut butter
4 egg whites
5 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
Add cornflakes, oats, dates and bran together in bowl. In separate
bowl stir peanut butter, egg whites, sugar and vanilla together
until well blended. Pour egg white mixture over cereal mixture and
pour into greased 8x11 pan or 13x9. Smooth mixture flat. Bake at 350
degrees about 10 minutes until browned. Let cool and cut into bars.
5 ice cubes
Blend in a smoothie blender on mix for 15 seconds and smooth for 30
seconds. Drink immediately
Halva: a tasty treat
by Mrs. Reschly and Daughters,
1 cup tahini
(sesame butter)- you can make your own by grinding fresh sesame
seeds in a strong blender.
1/4 cup date
- you can also make your own by smooching the dates into
2 tbs. honey
Simply mix the three ingredients either in a food processor or by
hand. Pat into a pan lined with plastic wrap and cover with plastic
wrap. Refrigerate overnight, cut and enjoy! It is sweet and very
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