Dates. Delicious on their own, they serve as tasty ingredients for pastries, milkshakes, health and energy bars and much more.
“Dates are very healthy,” said Jose “Chacho” Gomez of Alexandra Dates, located in California’s Coachella Valley. “They provide minerals, protein and fiber, and they’re starting to get more well known in the United States.”
Alexandra Dates is a family affair — Chacho’s wife does the accounting and his three sons and daughter are also integral parts of the daily operations.