Pitted dates are the perfect snack. Made from dried fruit. Dried to perfection. Sun-maid Natural Deglet Noor Pitted dates are rich, with high fiber, naturally sweet. Their naturally nutty sweetness is absolutely divine on top of charcuterie, baking, or simply straight from the package.
The texture of pitted dates is slightly more grainy than that of a regular date. They also tend to be chewy rather than crunchy. This texture is what gives them the versatility to be used for so many different types of snacking. You can eat them plain with no preparation, or you can season them with your favorite spices and dips. For example, to make a delicious creamy chocolate spread use pitted dates along with milk, vanilla, yogurt, honey and nuts.
There is a sort of combination of sweet and bitter in these pitted dates, which adds to their delicious richness and flavor. When eaten they give a feeling of slightly bitter chocolate and almost buttery. Very rich in flavor. However, if you aren’t used to eating sweets it can be a bit overpowering and you might want to try a piece of low Cal or dairy sugar free chocolate to balance the sweetness.
Sun-maid Deglet Noor dates are often commonly referred to as Indian peppercorn dates. These dates have a very slight roast flavor with an aromatic sweetness. Often times found in large bags, these dates are used by non-vegetarians and even some vegans for their rich flavor and aroma.
Many shoppers are confused when buying pitted dates because of their texture. Are they hard or soft? They are both slightly rough and slightly soft. When pitted dates are ground into powder they are firm and there is no real texture so they are often referred to as ‘puffed dates’ or as ‘power dates’. In terms of price they are similar to regular dates in texture with a higher content of sugar. The flavor is mild and sweeter.
Medjool dates (also known as brown dates) are a very rare type of date that have not been around in too long. These dates are rich in both taste and texture and the color ranges from a light brown to a dark brown. While Medjool dates are highly desirable, they can also be somewhat expensive. This is because they are considered a specialty crop. Often this is the sweetest of all dates available and considered ideal for snacking or serving as a dessert.
As far as calculating the PCT or Pitted Calorie values for these dates are concerned, it is recommended to take them with water as you would other high fiber fruits and vegetables such as apples, pears, carrots and beets. It is best to avoid raisins and cocoa powders as these have a very small amount of fiber. Since California dates contain about five times more fiber than raisins, consuming them with meals may help you lose weight. This can be done by having a cup of coffee with them at breakfast or having a large bowl of salad while eating. Typically speaking, it is best to take about two pounds of pitted dates per day.
One of the most delicious ways to incorporate these dates is to make some wonderful Pitted Smoothies. These smoothies are very easy to make and can be made the night before. Simply mix together pitted dates, vanilla yogurt and fresh frozen fruit. You can add some nuts and yogurt in the morning if you prefer. If you would like to add some sweetness to the smoothies, you can add in some honey or maple syrup.
Pitted dates are a very popular ingredient in the creation of smoothies because they are naturally sweet. This means that they offer lots of health benefits. These fruits help increase the metabolism, reduce body fat, strengthen the immune system, regulate blood sugar and so much more. In fact, they are also excellent for weight loss and have been shown to speed up the process.
Although there is some speculation as to whether the natural sweetness is healthy or not, there is scientific evidence to suggest that it is. This evidence comes from a study that showed that the amount of potassium found in pitted dates was lower than the amount found in bananas. The difference in the amount of potassium between the two was insignificant. Therefore, potassium from the dates can offer many dietary fiber benefits without increasing the bad cholesterol levels as other high-sugar fruits do.
Overall, these dates are an excellent choice for those who want a sweet and delicious snack without consuming large amounts of unhealthy sugar. They are extremely convenient because you can eat them in a variety of ways: whole, as pit or in a dessert. As long as you choose pitted dates that are organically grown without chemical fertilizers, there is no reason not to enjoy their delicious taste.