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Natural Delights® Medjool Dates are nutrient dense with 16 essential vitamins and minerals. Full of natural sugars and dietary fiber, this healthy snack delivers a sweet caramel flavor while providing the sustained energy you need to power through the day.

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Did You Know?

Medjool dates have 50% more potassium (by weight) than bananas!*


Potassium plays the following crucial roles in the body:

arm flexing muscles icon Aids in muscle recovery and builds muscle tissues
heart beat icon Maintains heart health and kidney function
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*USDA Nutrition Database

Heart Healthy Snack Trios

Natural Delights® Medjool Dates, savory cheeses, dark chocolate, and crunchy nuts can all play a part in a satisfying, energizing snack to carry you through your busy day. Dates have the heart-healthy fiber to fill you up and the rich, natural sweetness to crush that sweet craving without giving in to processed sugars. Keep them close at hand in your desk drawer, car, or kitchen pantry for the ideal heart-healthy snack!

2 dates + 2 tsp almond butter + sprinkle of coconut chips
1 date + 1/2 oz goat cheese + 1 Tbsp pecans
1 date + 2 slices of prosciutto + 1 Tbsp crumbled blue cheese
1 date + 1 clementine orange + 1 square of dark chocolate
1 date + 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt + 1 Tbsp crushed pistachios
1 date + 2 tsp peanut butter + 1 square dark chocolate

To create the perfect snack combination, make sure you pair Natural Delights® Medjool Dates with a protein, such as cheese or meat, and a fat, such as good-for-your-heart dark chocolate and nuts.

American Heart Association Certified

Natural Delights® Medjool dates are certified by the American Heart Association. Heart-Check certification does not apply to recipes or suggested uses.

Glycemic Index

Processed sugars are immediately absorbed into your bloodstream, causing unpleasant sugar spikes and energy crashes. This is why you may feel tired or irritable after eating something like a candy bar or drinking a soda. Whereas, the complex carbohydrates found in Medjool dates are digested at a slower rate, making them a source of dietary fiber and releasing energy to the body over a longer period of time. Our body needs natural sugars like the ones found in Medjool dates to help create sustained energy throughout the day!

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4 grams of fiber per serving

Sugar Swap How to Replace Refined Sugars Using Medjool Dates

Medjool Date Paste

Spreadable and utterly addictive, date paste is made by blending whole Medjool Dates and hot water together until smooth. How easy is that?! And it can even be frozen if you make a big batch!

The best part about date paste is that it's so versatile. Use it on toast instead of jam, or top on oatmeal in place of brown sugar. You can even flavor date paste with vanilla, coconut, or other fruits as a dip or use it in meat dishes as a glaze. You can bake with date paste too – using it will yield a moist, higher-fiber result which clearly knocks refined sugars out of the game.

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Medjool Date Syrup

Thick, rich date syrup is super-easy to make, and lends an earthy, sweet flavor where you'd typically use maple syrup or honey. That means you can use date syrup in baking, on pancakes, and in coffee.

You can also pour it over Greek yogurt for a protein-packed, sweet snack. A richer source of potassium than bananas, date syrup in your smoothies gives low-glycemic sweetness and a source of potassium after that tough workout.

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