Dates 16 Article
The fine society is already waiting eagerly and finally, the time has come: Her Majesty Queen Medjool of Date Land strides into the hall. At her side: the Princess, Lady Deglet Nour. But ... who is this? Who are the others accompanying the royal team? A murmur goes through the room: "That's Ajwa and Halawi!", "Is that possible ... Sukari, here?" and "I think that must be Aseel and Deri" can be heard whispered by those present. And with that, the mystery is solved: it is the entire date family that accompanies the Queen at the KoRo Ball that day.
"From outside, from the desert I come - you will notice, I will melt in your mouth"
Well, did you get a bit carried away with the short fairytale lesson? Then let's bring you back down to earth - to the facts! Dates (which is what we are actually talking about here) are the fruit of the date palm, a desert plant that grows in North Africa and the Near and Middle East. The palm plant only bears fruit about every two years, but then it can yield up to 100 kilograms of deliciously sweet dates. With a useful life of 80 to 100 years, a date palm can give us around 40 tonnes of dates in its lifetime. The thought of such a heap of dates is sure to make the hearts of all dried fruit lovers beat faster - but also those who want to replace commercial industrial sugar with natural sweetness. This works wonderfully with dates, as they naturally contain a lot of sugar. Accordingly, they also have a high energy content, which earned them the charming name "bread of the desert". Makes your mouth water, doesn't it? Buy our dates now!
Every date’s the same isn’t it?
Not quite: we at KoRo alone have seven different types of dates. And if you think that's a lot, you'd better hold on to something: There are hundreds (!) of different date varieties worldwide, each differing in colour, shape, consistency and taste. You have already met the royal date family: the honey-sweet Deglet Nour dates and the sugary-sweet, caramel Medjool dates. Our Halawi date is also in the caramel club, which is why we have ceremoniously given it the title "caramel sweet". Less sweet, but no less delicious than the other date varieties are our firm-to-the-bite Ajwa dates. For a pleasant fruity sweetness, try the Sukari or Aseel dates. And our Deri dates are the absolute top hit: the perfect match of fruity and chocolaty notes! Our dates covered in dark chocolate are even higher up the chocolate ladder. If you like the sweet combination of chocolate and fruit as much as we do and would like to top it all off with a portion of nuts, our date chocolate bites - with hazelnut or peanut - are just the thing for you. You can find more information about our different date varieties in our date world. As different as our date varieties may be, they have a few things in common: you can buy untreated, i.e. unsulphured dates from us, which contain neither added sugar nor preservatives and give your food a natural sweetness. With the exception of our pitted Deglet Nour dates and the Deglet Nour dates with stone in the 5 kg pack, all our dates are also sources of fibre. Some of our Medjool varieties and the chopped dates are also organic. All of our dates are vegan, because we think that as a vegan you have already wasted enough years of your life looking at ingredient lists.
Recipes with dates
Dates wrapped in bacon are incredibly delicious, but we think the desert fruit has a lot more to offer! Because of their naturally sweet taste, dates are a real all-rounder in the (vegan) kitchen. For example, the next time you want to make your own oat drink in our plant drink maker, you can simply refine it with a date for a little extra sweetness. Dates are also great for cakes and other desserts. And if you prefer to start the day with a sweet breakfast, our date-almond oatmeal is certainly just the thing for you! We wouldn't be KoRo if we didn't also give you various snack suggestions for our dates. For example, try our juicy date bread with almonds, create your own energy balls - or simply snack on the little favourites on their own! Dates are also great in various dips, such as our date cream cheese spread. If you don't have the time to make your own, you can simply order our world famous organic date and hazelnut cream. So you see: There is (almost) nothing you can't do with our dates! Instead of dates, you can also use our organic date sugar, date paste or organic date syrup, which are all made from 100% Deglet Nour dates.
All questions about dates
We would like to give you all the information you need about our dates. If you have any questions about a specific product, please check the product specification. If you don't find what you are looking for, please contact us by email or on social media and we will clarify all your questions.
Where do dates come from?
The date palm likes it warm and sunny (who doesn't, right?). The world's largest producing countries include Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Pakistan and Tunisia. Our dates also come from Dubai and Israel.
How do different types of dates differ?
There are several hundred varieties of dates that differ in colour, shape, consistency and taste. The queen of dates, the Medjool date, for example, tastes sugary sweet and caramel-like. Our Sukari or Aseel dates, on the other hand, have a particularly fruity note. And all chocolate freaks should definitely try our Deri dates. In our date world you can learn more about the different varieties and become an unbeatable date luminary!
Are dates healthy?
At KoRo, we principally refrain from dividing food into healthy and unhealthy. After all, healthy is first and foremost a balanced and varied diet and a corresponding lifestyle. However, our dates are untreated: They have no added sugar or preservatives and are also unsulphurised. Except for our pitted Deglet Nour dates and the Deglet Nour dates with stone in the 5 kg pack, all our dates are also sources of fibre.
Do dates have an effect on digestion?
Even though our dates are absolutely delicious, you should still enjoy them in moderation. Because in larger quantities they can have a slightly laxative effect.
How should dates be stored and how long is there shelf life?
It is best to store the dates in a cool, dry place away from sunlight. Depending on the variety, they will keep for at least 12 months. Some date varieties, such as our Medjool dates Jumbo Choice with stone, can even be stored frozen (at up to -18 °C), extending their shelf life to up to 18 months! Check the product specification to find out how long your favourite dates can be stored.
Can I eat dates during pregnancy?
Our dates are untreated and contain no additives. That's why we don't see any problem if you eat this sweet treat during pregnancy. Nevertheless, we recommend that you consume them in moderation and advise you to consult a medical professional if you are unsure.
Can my dog eat dates?
We are not the only ones who enjoy the sweet taste of dates - dogs love them too. Just like for us, the same applies for your four-legged friend: enjoy in moderation! Because dates can also have a laxative effect on dogs and also contain a lot of sugar. Of course, you can still mix a few dates into your dog food or homemade treats from time to time. But be sure to remove the stone first. And if you are unsure, it is better to seek veterinary advice beforehand. By the way: You can always give your faithful companion a lot of pleasure with our dog food.