Wondering about a healthy way to satisfy your sweet tooth (or your kiddos)? Do it with some nutrient dense dates! As an alternative to empty-calorie sweets, dates can satisfy a person’s sweet tooth while also providing essential nutrients, such as iron and B-6. Being low on the glycemic index (GI), you can avoid spikes in blood sugar levels so type 2 diabetics can enjoy the mouth-watering sweetness without worry. According to an article written by Robin Shreeves about dates being the new low glycemic index sugar substitute, “Eating dates and using them as a sugar substitute may help those with a sweet tooth avoid those high glycemic foods. The Medjool variety of dates is one of the most popular because of its sweet, honey-like taste and soft texture. Although not part of the scientific study, Mejdools have also been found to have a low glycemic index, one that’s about half of that of sugar or brown sugar”. Check our Recipe tab for new upcoming recipes using the Medjool date.