Dates are a delicious fruit with nutritious benefits including vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants. They may also improve bone health, control blood sugar and may even promote natural labor.

Now… pitting them is tedious but here are 2 simple ways to do so.

1- use a knife to carefully slice the date lengthwise. You should gently hit the pit but not cut through the whole date. Then pry the sides open with your thumbs while pushing the back of the date with your index fingers which will push out the pit enough for you to pull it out the rest of the way.

2- Use a chopstick at the top of the date, to push the pit out from the bottom. *Make sure your chopstick is cleaned of any straggling splinters.

Tanya