DateME Boutique Offers Healthier Sugar Alternative | Huda Batterjee

Attending the Metrocooking DC show was a great start to 2017. It was nice to see all the businesses in the Metro DC area working hard to set their goals for the new year. We were able to meet many companies who have the same goals as we do; to provide a healthier alternative to refined sugar in their customers’ daily diets.

Date paste is a paste made of the naturally dried fruit from the date palm. DateME Boutique uses the top four of the three hundred and sixty types of dates found in Saudi Arabia. Dates have been found to be a superfood that provides the majority of nutrients needed on a daily basis. For centuries caravans crossing the deserts of the Middle East were able to survive just by eating dates and drinking milk.

The paste provides an easy way to incorporate nutrients such as magnesium, iron, and fiber into our busy daily lives. DateME Boutique has done all the hard work of pitting and processing the dates into a paste. Since the dates are naturally preserved, there is no need to add any preservatives or additives. Therefore, it is an all-natural and single ingredient product. Which appeals to those with allergies or those looking to eliminate unwanted additives in their food. It is gluten free, processed sugar-free, vegan and paleo friendly. It provides a safe and easy way to make healthy treats that don’t have the unwanted extras that seem to be in readymade health products on store shelves. The shelf life is long; it can last up to six months in an airtight container in a cool dry place and up to one year refrigerated. It is available all year round on our website

Ten things We Learned from Attending Metrocooking DC 2016

  1. Be organized (payments, notes, business cards).
  2. Know your product inside out.
  3. Make sure you have change.
  4. Be personable and approachable.
  5. Get to know your client.
  6. People can be hesitant to try something new until you talk to them about it.
  7. A smile and a kind word can go a long way.
  8. Don’t be afraid to Ask for help or directions.
  9. Patience can take you a long way.
  10. Set a goal but be okay with slow and steady business.

Huda Batterjee, Co-founder

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