It’s Springtime, and love is in the air, so let’s take the opportunity to talk about dates. In the case of our handcrafted granolas, dates are one of our unsung heroes. It is the nuts that grab all the headlines, and, as you know, at Rollagranola, we are passionate about them. However, the ingredients that we blend them with play a significant role in providing ultimate taste satisfaction. Combine nuts with dates, and you have a match made in heaven.
The fruit of the date palm tree, dates are typically native to the Middle East but are also grown in the Mediterranean, Asia, the United States and Mexico. They have a natural sweetness and yet contain a negligible amount of fat, making them healthy and tasty. The humble date includes multiple health benefits and counts as one of your ‘5 a day’. Rich in nutrients and high in protein, dates also have excellent levels of fibre and antioxidants. Eating them with nuts can slow down the increase in blood sugar levels. They are perfect for adding sweetness to smoothies, porridge bowls and protein bars, negating the need for refined sugars.
We like them so much that we add them to our Cool Raspberry, Absolutely Chocolate and Caveman’s Dream granolas.
For example, our Berry Caveman granola contains a trio of nuts (almonds, walnuts and hazelnuts), carefully blended with raspberries, apples, blackcurrants and dates to produce a unique taste that can put you in the right frame of mind to face the day ahead. And if you want to unwind after a hard day, then why not treat yourself to some Absolutely Chocolate granola as a snack. The 100% Cocao Chocolate, nuts, seeds and dates offer a luxurious taste without the guilt. So, get dating! We think that you will fall in love with them.