Here at Cornucopia, we are dedicated to supporting local businesses on Long Island and New York. As much as possible, we want to provide products to you that are from right here in our backyard. From supporting local farms with produce to bringing in some awesome products to stock our shelves, we love working with local businesses. And that’s why we want to introduce our local spotlight of the month! This month, we’d like to showcase Keep Healthy Inc.

Keep Healthy Inc. is from just up the road in Northport. They got started while founder Ron Sowa was living and working in Abu Dhabi. It was there that he learned of an ancient tradition — sharing dates during social occasions. He was enthralled in this social interaction. But moreover, Ron loved that sharing dates meant those enjoying dates were getting a major punch of nutrition with each bite.

Why dates?

Just how amazing are dates for you? Well, just to name a few, they are full of:

essential minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorous, sodium, potassium, magnesium and zinc

– high levels of soluble fiber, which is essential in promoting a healthy digestive system

– key minerals like selenium, manganese and copper to strengthen bones

– iron and other rich minerals to fight anemia and other mineral deficiencies

– natural sugars to help increase your energy level and sustain energy throughout the day

(The list goes on and on!)

So Keep Healthy Inc. took the superfood date and made it the star ingredient in their snack bars. And they use whole dates, not date paste, like so many other companies do. In addition to dates, Keep Healthy Inc. keeps things simple with minimal and wholesome ingredients in all of their products. They pride themselves in helping you know just exactly what you’re putting in your body.

Their bars are the perfect snack to grab when you’re heading out the door on a busy day or just looking for a little late night snack that is tasty AND nutritious. So next time you’re in the store, you have to make sure to pick some up (and pssst, don’t forget that they’re on sale too this month)!