Life Story of the Date

Dates are the fruit of the date palm tree, which grows in tropical regions. They have been a staple food of the Middle East for thousands of years. Dates take a surprisingly long time to cultivate--it can take 4-8 years after planting before they bear the fruit (the date). Almost all of the dates sold in Western countries are dried.

Dates are not only about taste and texture, but also nutrition. Every moment of our lives, our cells work to maintain a healthy alkaline environment, and this is possible through the potassium-sodium exchange, with the aid of the magnesium in our cell’s walls. As long as your body has enough potassium and magnesium, this exchange is made and the cell stays alkaline. If not, the sodium penetrates the cell, creates an acidic environment, the cell falls into fermentation, and this is how disease appears. Coming back to dates, the good news is they provide both potassium and magnesium, but also insoluble fibers, vitamin B6, iron, calcium, and vitamin A. Pairing them with superfoods turns these truffles into real power balls, nourishing your body with vitamins and minerals, and also boosting your energy.