The Date Superfood

Grown on every date palm tree across hotter regions of the world, such as the Middle East, dates offer a healthy and naturally sweet alternative to the many manufactured sweets found in the West, which contain vast amounts of refined sugar.  Offering a variety of colors and flavor choices, dates are a nutritious snack that is high in fiber and antioxidants and can be eaten fresh or dried.  Capitalizing on their sweet flavor, dates are a source of fructose which is a natural sugar that can be found in fruit, providing a taste similar to caramel and which may be an excellent substitute to white sugar when turned into a paste when cooking your favorite recipes.

Middle Eastern Importance

Dates are considered to be a Middle Eastern delicacy that additionally possesses significant cultural and religious importance.  The religion of Islam teaches that the Prophet Muhammad ate dates when he broke his fast, highlighting the date fruit as being a purifying food of high importance.  Muslims may choose to follow this tradition when breaking their fast during Ramadan, choosing dates as the first food which they eat as an Islamic tradition.  

A particular variety of the date is particularly sought after and of religious importance, namely the Ajwah variety, which the Prophet Muhammad described as ‘being from Paradise.’  Of course, the health benefits of the date are also important to raise blood sugar levels after a long period of fasting, providing balance for the body.  Fasting can provide some mild health problems in some people, such as low blood sugar, fatigue, tiredness, and headaches.  Dates contain a variety of nutrients and are excellent sources of natural sugar, potassium, fiber, carbohydrates, and magnesium, helping to ensure that you feel healthy during Ramadan.

Bateel Dates

While most food stores sell dates, it can be difficult to discover dates of the best and highest quality.  Most general brands of dates will be of the lowest quality and will be small and quickly dried for mass production.  Bateel grows and produces premium dates to ensure the highest quality in every purchase.  

Offering a choice of dates, including premium gourmet dates and premium filled dates, each individual date is grown in an optimal environment and is 100 % organic, ensuring that the date retains the natural textures and flavors which make this fruit so unique.  Premium dates from Bateel are a great gifting idea, offering attractive packaging to store and ship your choice of premium dates to almost any location in the world.  

Gifting premium dates by Bateel during Ramadan and Eid is a particularly thoughtful and yet practical idea for your most special family members and friends.  Furthermore, if you wish to try a unique twist on the traditional date flavor and texture, try premium filled dates by Bateel, such as Kholas dates filled with salted macadamia, Segai dates filled with pistachio, or even Khidri dates with a candied lemon peel filling.  

There really is a choice of premium dates by Bateel for everyone and for every taste.

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