NATURAL DELIGHTS™ Earns Non-GMO Project Verification
The Non-GMO Project is North America’s only third-party verification and labeling organization for non-GMO food and products. GMOs, or “genetically modified organisms,” are plants or animals that have been genetically engineered with DNA from bacteria, viruses, and other animals and plants. Natural Delights Medjool Dates underwent a series of rigorous tests and audits to ensure that they adhere to the Non-GMO Project’s strict Standard for GMO avoidance.
“Consumers are continuing to demand transparency about their food and where it comes from,” said David M. Anderson, Director of Marketing for Natural Delights. “Natural Delights is happy to answer the call by working with trusted third-party organizations to validate our commitment to providing the best quality Medjool dates.”
Natural Delights will proudly display the Non-GMO Project Verification mark on its packaging, beginning this fall, coinciding with the 2015 crop harvest.
Natural Delights Medjool Dates, also named an official “heart healthy” food by the American Heart Association, are low-medium on the glycemic index and packed with fiber and potassium (50-percent more, by weight, than a banana) making them perfect for boosting energy, satisfying hunger and helping with muscle recovery. Their caramel-like taste, consistency and natural sweetness gives them an advantage over refined sugars in recipes and pre- and post-workout snacks.
About Bard Valley Natural Delights™ Medjool Dates
Caramel-like Natural Delights Medjool Dates are considered the best-tasting, most luscious dates in the world. In addition to being a good source of fiber, they contain no added sugar, are high in antioxidants and contain important vitamins and minerals, including Potassium, Copper, Magnesium, Vitamin B6, Niacin, Calcium and Iron. The Bard Valley Medjool Date Growers Association (BVMDGA), a consortium of family growers in the southwest, is responsible for more than 70 percent of the Medjool dates grown in the United States. Thanks to their efforts, Natural Delights is the top Medjool date brand in the country. For more information, including recipes, serving suggestions and nutritional information, go to www.naturaldelights.com.