One night this week, I was suffering a very bad headache, which I think made for some odd dreams. Oddly enough, in the middle of most of those dreams was a plate of dates. I don't care to try to interpret why those dates were in my dreams aside from that was going to be my D food. I have made Lara-style bars before, but for this post I kept the dates as is.
Yes, she is the 20 questions master these days. I convinced her to try one, that the amount on her plate was a healthy amount (more on that in a bit), and gave her a fork so her fingers didn't have to get sticky. And she ate all of it. I'm not sure a daikon would have gone down so easily!
Date nutrition - one medjool date packs 1.5 g fiber and a little iron and calcium, but I personally wouldn't make it a big source of those nutrients, since each one also has 66 calories and 16 g sugar. That means each date is about 66% sugar. [One date weighs about 24g].
Source of nutrition data: USDA National Nutrient Database