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Fancy a date? New crops will be available soon!

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Our new pitted date crops will shortly arrive, meaning you now have the perfect partner for your bakery, breakfast, snacking, protein bar, sauces and chutney products!

Petrow Food Group is one of the UK’s leading Date and ingredient processors. Our 82,000 square foot factory in Haverhill is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, benefitting from a £1 million investment. The date processing line of lasers, X-Rays, a flame unit, throat metal detector and automated packing line, is the leading edge

Our dates are grown by local communities in Pakistan, one of the largest date producers in the world.

There are over 200 varieties of dates to choose from. We use mainly the Aseel variety of dried pitted dates and we can produce a range of diced dates and date paste/chopped date paste for ingredients customers. Our dates are widely used already by many companies who value the high quality ingredient in their product range.

Diced dates and chopped paste are usually dressed in rice flour which means they’re suitable for Gluten Free products and this method also keeps the product free flowing. If required we can dress the diced dates in other coatings, such as sugar which is used in bakery, or sticky toffee puddings.

Fun date Fact:

Did you know, there are more than 200 varieties of dates are grown in Sindh province, the largest date producing region in Pakistan.

As well as being gooey and delicious, our dates are very good for you, bringing so many health benefits there were too many for us to list. Here’s just a few you might not have known about:

They are a great source of energy, fibre, sugar, and various vitamins and minerals.

Dates and date syrups can make great substitutes for processed sugar and sweeteners due to their natural sweetness. The list of essential minerals is also extensive, including calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium, sulphur, and zinc. They’re also vitamin rich, packing a punch with thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin A, and vitamin K. What’s not to love! (Ref: a)

Another reason to start using dates in your products is their many healing benefits including:

· It could help cure hangovers

· Can aid healthy digestion and control diarrhoea

· Boosts energy naturally

· They’re mineral rich so are good for bone health

· Organic sulphur reduces allergic reactions!

We are happy to assist customers with product enquiries and can offer bespoke or value engineered ingredients solutions. Please contact our team now for the latest pricing and availability of the new date crop on +44 (0) 1440 712 223 or

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Published: 21st Aug 2020