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Dates facts and general information about dates.


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Dates are Available:

Late fall-winter

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 datesin cereals, granola bars, cookies, or eat as is.

Date Nutrition Facts:

Dates are high in Vitamin C, Iron, Potassium and Fiber.

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Recipe: Date Granola Bars

2 Cups cornflakes cereal
2/3 Cup quick-cooking oats
1/4 Cup bran cereal
1/2 Cup chopped pitted dates
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.

Fruit Smoothie

Ingredients:
4 Raspberries
4 Strawberries
2 pitted dates
1/2 Banana
50ml milk
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, (Pittsburgh, PA.)
1 cup tahini (sesame butter)- you can make your own by grinding fresh sesame seeds in a strong blender.
1/4 cup date paste- you can also make your own by smooching the dates into a paste
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 healthy!

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