Supplier(s): Woodspur Farms and Oasis Date Gardens
Grown in: Coachella, CA
Why We Love Them: Dates are heart healthy (free of saturated fat, trans fat, sodium and cholesterol), antioxidant rich (hello disease-fighting polyphenols), high in fiber (score), balanced in minerals (helps lower blood pressure), and most importantly, they're naturally sweet and require no added sugar.
Other than water, dates don’t require much to grow and we love that they are grown in the US instead of being imported from the Middle East, like most dates are.
Dried fruits do attract bugs which means the fruit must be fumigated or frozen before being cleaned, dried and packaged. We are working on sourcing these organically to ensure chemical use is limited.
You can read more about our trip to Oasis Date Gardens our recent blog here.