Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fruit for Dinner

Granny Smith and Dates for Dinner
I strive to serve fruit with every meal.  Tonight's selection was Granny Smith and dates.  We affectionately call dates "cockroaches".  Maybe it's the type of date we buy, but in the right light, they  look like dried insect carcasses!

As it turns out, dates aren't the kids favorite snack.  I, on the other hand, can't get enough of the sweet treat.

Accordining to wiki, my favorite site:

According to a study by Al-Shahib and Marshall, in many ways, "dates may be considered as an almost ideal food, providing a wide range of essential nutrients and potential health benefits." Dates are a very good source of dietary potassium. The sugar content of ripe dates is about 80%; the remainder consists of protein, fiber, and trace elements including boron, cobalt, copper, fluorine, magnesium, manganese, selenium, and zinc
What's not to love?


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