Dried Medjool Dates
Enjoyed since ancient Egyptian and Mesopotamian times, dates are another sought after natural sweetener in the organic superfood world because they provide us with a great deal of benefit beyond their delicious taste.
Dates are such a beneficial sweetener because they are a whole and unprocessed food. This means they are full of fiber, vitamins and minerals that mitigate the effects of their sugar content and cause them to be low on the glycemic index.
Dates are a staple in raw food preparation as they provide not only a natural source of sugar, but can be used in creating the correct texture in many raw food desserts and even savory recipes.