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The Daily Wildcat

The Daily Wildcat

 

    Flex your food muscle

    Had any hot dates lately? Set one up with the most popular of them all, the medjool date.

    Clearly liked for their “”personality,”” medjool dates look like prunes – but don’t fret, they taste nothing like dried plums. Dates may look unappealing from the outside, with a dark brown and wrinkly skin, but they won’t leave you unsatisfied. Give a date one nibble and the sugary insides will give you a pleasant surprise. The hard pit is enveloped by a gooey inside with a taste comparable to a fig, but less distinct and sweeter – like honey or molasses.

    The perfect afternoon delight, this dried fruit is usually eaten plain or as a natural sweetener for oatmeal or salads.

    According to the USDA nutrient database, medjool dates are loaded with potassium, but like most dried fruits they’re high in sugar and carbohydrates. At about 60 calories a piece, there’s not much leeway to overindulge in these.

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