DEGLET NOOR DATES

THE ROYAL DATE

Deglet Noor dates are the poster child of the date community, they are what most people envision when picturing dates. These pitted dates, commonly referred to as “The Royal Date” or “The Mother of All Dates”, have gained worldwide popularity for their versatility. Deglet Noor dates are not only a consumer favorite, but popular for chefs, bakers, ingredient producers, and breweries to use in their recipes.

The date ranges in color from yellow to amber and are translucent in color. They have a firm flesh, about medium sized, semi-dry, and a sugary flavor. This composition makes it the perfect substitution and healthy alternative sweetener for refined sugars in cooking and baking. Many people use them to make date sugar, syrups, or pastes to bake with. They are dry enough to chop up and add to recipes while still maintaining their consistency in cookies, breads, or other baked goods.

Deglet Noor Dates

Deglets are a great source of iron, fiber, B-vitamins, antioxidants, flavonoids, and potassium. Unlike the Medjool Date that only contains glucose and fructose, the Deglet Noor date contains glucose, fructose, and sucrose in almost equal parts and serve as a powerhouse for quick energy. Not only do Deglet Noor dates taste great, but they are also nutrient dense.

Deglet Noor Dates

DEGLET MADE INGREDIENTS

Our Products

Woodspur Farms is the largest organic date farmer in the United States by acreage and volume. We grow and harvest millions of pounds of Deglet Noor dates every year. Deglets are carefully graded and inspected by our internal food safety and quality control team. After grading, sorting, and inspecting the dates, they are then either packaged for retail consumption or processed into one of several ingredients that are sold in bulk. Some of the ingredients we carry are:

• Pitted Deglet

• Diced Deglet coated with gluten free oat flour

• Diced Deglet coated with coconut flour

• Deglet Paste

Deglet Noor Dates

DEGLET MADE INGREDIENTS

Our Products

Woodspur Farms is the largest organic date farmer in the United States by acreage and volume. We grow and harvest millions of pounds of Deglet Noor dates every year. Deglets are carefully graded and inspected by our internal food safety and quality control team. After grading, sorting, and inspecting the dates, they are then either packaged for retail consumption or processed into one of several ingredients that are sold in bulk. Some of the ingredients we carry are:

• Pitted Deglet

• Diced Deglet coated with gluten free oat flour

• Diced Deglet coated with coconut flour

• Deglet Paste

HEALTH BENEFITS OF DEGLETS

Due to dates high nutritional value, a handful of pitted dates will help you meet your recommended daily value for fruit.

A single serving of California dates contains around 240 milligrams of potassium, which is around 7% of the recommended daily value. Dates also have about three times the potassium of bananas!

With almost 7 grams of fiber in a 3.5 ounce serving, including Deglet Noor dates in your diet is a great way to increase your fiber intake. The fiber in dates help slow digestion and may help prevent blood sugar levels from spiking too high after eating. They also have a low glycemic index which measures how quickly your blood sugar rises after eating a certain food.

Our sweet dates provide a variety of antioxidants, these antioxidants help your body protect from free radicals that may cause harmful reactions in your body that lead to disease. In comparison to other types of fruit, dates have the highest antioxidant levels by volume. Some of the highest antioxidants in dates are;

Flavonoids – Helps with inflammation and has been studied in reducing diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and different types of cancer.

Carotenoids – Promotes heart health and may also help reduce the risk of eye related disorders.

Phenolic Acid – May help lower the risk of cancer and heart disease

Deglet Noor Dates

DATES ARE BETTER THAN SUGAR

Deglet Noor Dates contain fructose, a naturally occurring sugar in fruits. They make a great healthy alternative to refined sugar in recipes because of their nutrients, fiber, and antioxidants. The best way to substitute dates for refined sugar is by making a simple date paste by mixing dates with water in a blender. A 1:1 ratio of 1 cup sugar and 1 cup of date paste makes an easy sugar replacement offering a variety of health benefits from the swap.

Dates are better than sugar

CALORIC VALUE OF A DEGLET NOOR DATE

A 3.5 ounce (100 gram) serving provides the following nutrients:

Calories: 277

Carbs: 75g

Fiber: 7g

Protein: 20% DV

Magnesium: 12% DV

Copper: 18% DV

Manganese: 15% DV

Iron: 5% DV

Vitamin B6: 12% CV

PITTED VS. UNPITTED DEGLET DATES

Unpitted Dates

Unpitted dates are simply a whole date with the pit or seed inside. The date seed is extremely hard and inedible for humans.

Pitted Dates

Dates are called pitted when the seed (pit) is removed from the date.  The date pitting process is most often automated by a machine.

Most people know that Deglet Noor dates are grown on trees, but what some may not know is that dates contain pits. Dates are similar to an avocado or a mango in that the seed is in the middle of the fruit and to remove it you must cut around it. The pit is the seed of the date, it’s hard and almost stone like. The date seed is not edible for humans but may be used for animal foods when crushed up. Most of the dates you buy at the market tend to be already pitted, but you can also easily remove the pit yourself.

To remove the pit of a date, you start by slicing the date lengthwise with a paring knife and then follow it around the fruit to remove the seed. Pits tend to be removed for better snacking and easier texture to cook and bake with.

Our dates are healthy, delicious and easy to incorporate into lots of different recipes.
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