HEALTHY (PALEO) BACON WRAPPED DATES
ealthy (Paleo) Bacon Wrapped Dates are a simple hors d’oeuvres that you can enjoy any time.
A long time ago I went to a friend’s private school reunion. It was a gourmet affair. I was surprised to see the wait staff serving caviar and fois gras on crackers. French red wines (over $500 per bottle) were slurped up by the guests like they were drinking $10 quaffers. So many gourmet hors d’oeuvres came by my face. Being a foodie, and at that time a wine writer, I tried everything available. I did notice, however, that the guests seemed to prefer the simple hors d’oeuvres more than the exotic gourmet ones …like bacon-wrapped dates. Guests were popping these little gems into their mouths with ease and speed. I loved them too. It was then that I realized that the simplest hors d’oeuvres are always a hit at parties.
Bacon-wrapped dates are the perfect Paleo hors d’oeuvre. These gems are super simple to prepare and taste wonderful!
WHAT IS THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF HEALTHY (PALEO) BACON-WRAPPED DATES?
These Healthy (Paleo) Bacon Wrapped Dates have decent nutrition. Dates are higher in polyphenols than any of the most commonly consumed fruits and vegetables? Polyphenols neutralize free radicals, helping to reduce the damage caused by inflammation. Inflammation is directly associated with heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, and a list of autoimmune diseases. Dates are also a good source of various vitamins and minerals, and fiber and contain calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, and zinc. While naturally high in natural sugar, dates also have fiber. Because of the fiber, the sugar in dates is digested slowly and doesn’t spike sugar levels. This gives dates a low GI and makes them safe for diabetics.
WHAT IS THE TASTE PROFILE OF HEALTHY (PALEO) BACON-WRAPPED DATES?
These Healthy (Paleo) Bacon Wrapped Dates shine with the taste sensations of fattiness and saltiness from the bacon and sweetness from the dates. So good!
WHAT WINE HARMONIZES WITH HEALTHY (PALEO) BACON-WRAPPED DATES?
With the predominant taste sensations of these Healthy (Paleo) Bacon Wrapped Dates are fattiness, saltiness, and sweetness. This hors d’oeuvre demands a full-bodied white with decent acidity and a hint of sweetness. The wine’s acidity will nicely offset the fattiness and saltiness of the bacon. The wine’s sweetness will harmonize with the sweetness in the dates. Consider off-dry Riesling or off-dry Gewürztraminer. If you prefer wine without any sweetness, choose the same varieties – Riesling or Gewürztraminer – bone dry. They will be fruity and therefore complement the dates.
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