Premium Rotabites are round, light and hard with a honey-sweet caramel taste. The surface is smooth and separates into the flesh when they dry. Perfect for an interesting snack, Rotabites are also one of our favourites for eating just like they are. Made from an extract of dried pods of the barberry plant, each pod comprises an seeds which can be cracked open to reveal the sweet, chewy, crunchy seeds inside. They come in various forms, each unique in style and taste.
Some of the most popular types include Rotab (which is Indian), Kurma (from Indian-Kashmiri food) and Nastaran (from South Indian). All three are a perfect choice for making your favourite snacks and treats. And to suit the varying tastes and flavours of everyone, we have made a range of Rotab dates available to you. You can get them in all sorts of flavours including Caramel, Vanilla, Chocolate, Hazelnut, Strawberry, Pecan, Hazelnut and Honey. All the varieties are well suited for baking and for sprinkling over deserts. If you love nachos, then our Nastaran Rotab dates will do the trick wonderfully!
Rotab dates – another name for this sweet, juicy and nutty snack or barbeque meat – is one of our best sellers here. They are slightly bitter but not enough so that you won’t like them. Use a teaspoonful level of ground coffee along with the dates and let set for about 10 minutes before removing them from the fire. Then, you can either spread the dates on toasted breads or use them directly. These dates are also used to season Indian and Mexican dishes.
For example, if you are using it to make a spicy dish like chicken or beef, use some with a little oil and fry them in some oil over the open flame until they are lightly browned and then place over a small bowl of rice for some delicious spicy chicken or beef. Serve with some tortilla chips, steamed vegetables or chopped tomatoes. It can also be sprinkled on top of baked potatoes or on top of baked tomatoes.
You can use Rotab dates to season any fruit you like. For example, you can use them to make a rich chocolate sauce for dessert or use them to make a good and tasty pudding. Use the dark ones for cooking. For those who don’t want to use them for cooking, just use them for their natural goodness and their unique and wonderful flavour. You can freeze them to enjoy them later in the year. Some people keep the date freeze-dried to enjoy it at any time.
For example, if you are having trouble preparing your own vegetable soups, try using the dates as one of the main ingredients. Rotate the dates around to mix up the ingredients and seasonings so that it doesn’t stick. Your soups will be healthier and tastier because of this.
Rotab dates are a good source of manganese and potassium. These are important elements to have in your diet for their great nutritional value and help prevent heart disease and high blood pressure. You can also use them to increase the amount of calcium your body receives from your food, which can be very helpful if you have osteoporosis. Potassium can help prevent constipation, which is often a problem for those who are dieting or trying to lose weight. You can use the sweet liquid in your cooking or baking to add colour and flavor to all kinds of foods.
The best thing about Rotab dates is that they are so versatile. You can use them to season just about any foods you like and then store them for another use or add them to a smoothie for a delicious boost! No matter how you use them, you are sure to enjoy the wonderful taste in these little dates.