Delicious & Nutritious,
California Dates

Naturally Sweet, Nutrient-Rich, and Downright Delicious.
California Dates
A Burst of California Sunshine in Every Bite!

Dates 101

Explore the fascinating world of California Dates. From the beauty and allure of the Coachella Valley growing region to discovering the date varieties, their characteristics and tasting notes.

Nutritional Information

Discover the nutritional power of California Dates. Explore their abundant supply of essential nutrients including B vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, polyphenols, and fiber. Compare their nutritional value to other fruits, vegetables, nuts, and sweeteners, and the health benefits they provide. 

Health Benefits

California Dates are more than just a delicious fruit; they are heart-healthy, nutrient-rich, have a low Glycemic Index of 42, and provide numerous health benefits for foodies, fitness enthusiasts, athletes, health-conscious individuals, parents, and their kids.

Natural Energy

A healthier alternative to sugary energy drinks, bars, or supplements, California Dates contain a perfect balance of carbohydrates and fiber for both immediate and sustained energy, without refined sugar, caffeine, or the dreaded sugar crash.

California Date Recipes

Indulge your taste buds with our exquisite California Date recipes. From sweet to savory, our Recipe Center has something for every palate.

Featured Recipes

California Dates Chef Ambassador

Aarti Sequeira

Hey there food lover! 

I’ve fallen for a LOT of ingredients in my life, but none have stolen my heart like the delectable California Date.

These dates are a thing of beauty. Luscious and succulent, they melt in your mouth in an explosion of caramel, molasses, and butterscotch, sometimes even a kiss of lemon. 

You can’t have just one. They’re a seductive, sensual delight. It’s little wonder that dates inspired the Chinese proverb, “If heaven drops a date, open your mouth!”

I’m never without my darling California dates. They’re so versatile. Not only are they totally satisfying as a snack, but they also quickly perk up an otherwise snooze-worthy salad. But don’t stop there. Dates play so well with a wealth of other ingredients, from savory meats to whiskey and amaretto to spices, herbs and chocolate. Plus, they can be easily whipped up into a natural syrup, and used in a 1:1 ratio to replace refined sugars and artificial sweeteners.

If California Dates haven’t been your constant companion in the kitchen thus far, let your love affair begin now. They just might steal your heart!


The Sweet Sustainable Date

Learn about California’s commitment to sustainable farming, the environmental impact of growing dates, the resiliency of dates, the transportation low carbon footprint when buying California dates, and how date palms are cleaning the air and contributing to a healthier planet.

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