Soleil Foods is a family owned and operated business offering the finest Mediterranean ingredients
At Soleil Foods, we are passionate about our customers. We are dedicated to bringing you only the best organically and eco-friendly grown ingredients. Our focus on delivering organic and healthy Mediterranean ingredients drives all that we do.
As a company and as a team, Soleil Foods is dedicated to providing organic, healthy, environmentally Mediterranean ingredients for your family. Every step of the way is guided by our concern for the environment and for our customers. You can choose us with confidence knowing our food is healthy and delicious.
We specialize in Mediterranean ingredients; products that are sun grown and naturally sun-dried. We’ve chosen Deglet Nour dates because of their distinctive taste, delectable texture, and popularity. We’ve also chosen Carob because of its very rich nutritive benefits.
Deglet nour dates
Deglet Nour variety is the most popular kind of dates grown in Algeria, one of its largest producer in the world.
Oued Righ is a unique date grove in the Algerian Sahara, whose ideal climate (such as warm air and wet soil) sets the deglet Nour dates apart.
The date is considered medium sweet and is distinguished by a pleasant, nutty aftertaste similar to that of a lightly roasted peanut. Its balanced sugar level, wealth of vitamins and loads of minerals makes it an ideal snack and an excellent ingredient for industrial use such as snack bars and baking etc....
A natural derivative shown to be extremely rich in vitamins, minerals and nutrients, Carob Powder is a type of botanical flour made from crushed tree pods. High in fiber, naturally sweet,caffeine-free and lower in calories, it is a healthier alternative for baking and a great cocoa powder substitute.
We offer a wide range of Mediterranean ingredients. Whether you’re looking for pitted dates, industrial dates , date syrup or carob products, you will find it at Soleil Foods.
WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT DATES?
Dates are the sweet fruits of the date-palm, a tree native to the Arabian Peninsula, Middle East and North Africa. Naturally sun-sweet, sun- ripined and sun-dried, dates are one of the most popular fruits packed with an impressive list of essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Because dates contain loads of nutrients, they have been called the "Bread of the Desert" as they have sustained many tribes throughout rigid climates when food was scarce. They are great energy boosters with naturally occurring sugars such as fructose, glucose and sucrose that provide the body with loads of energy
Dates are the sweet fruits of the date-palm, a tree native to the Arabian Peninsula, Middle East and North Africa, though its exact place of origin is unknown due to its long history of cultivation -that some believe to go as far back as 7000 BC. Dates are full of nutrients, so much so that they have been dubbed the "Bread of the Desert" as they have sustained many tribes throughout rigid climates when food was scarce.
Deglet Nour 's literal translation from Arabic is "Date of Light" which is a type of date that, at its best, is so translucent its seed can be seen through the flesh when held up to the light. It is soft to the touch, with medium sweetness akin to honey and a pleasant nutty aftertaste. Considered one of the best dates in the world and often referred to as "Queen of Dates," Deglet Nour originated from the inland oases of Algeria, most predominantly the province of Biskra (where our dates come from!) and were introduced in the seventeenth century to Tunisia, and to the United States (California, Arizona & Texas) at the turn of the twentieth century.
Medjool dates have often been referred to as "King of the dates" as they are exceptionally large with a darker coloration, extremely sweet and contain a large amount of "fruit meat." Whereas Deglet Nour dates are smaller, have a translucent blond-like color and a soft honey taste.
Dates can be found in stores year round, though the harvest season is generally from October through December. This holds true of our Deglet Nour from Algeria. Dates should be stored in cool dry places to retain a maximum of flavor and nutrients; such as in a sealed Ziploc bag inside a refrigerator, where they can be lept for upto a year. Or better yet, they can be frozen in order to maintain their fresh softness even longer.