Dates, the tasty fruit of the date palm tree, are grown in tropical parts of the world. Although fresh dates are rare in the northern part of Nigeria where date palms are grown, dried dates are readily available in supermarkets and amongst northern fruit vendors. Dried dates are chewy and sweet with a lovely caramel-like flavour that will leave your taste buds wanting more. The sugary taste of dates may leave you feeling unsure whether they are a healthy alternative to processed sugar. Interested in finding out why we choose Dates as the perfect sugar replacement? Keep reading.