My family loves granola bars. As a matter of fact, we haven't found one that we don't like. We used to be lured in by the Box Tops that you can get for your school from the various GM varieties, but after I started making my own, I realized what a rip-off those were. You can make good, clean, cheap granola bars with a little oats, honey, peanut butter and coconut oil. We loved granola bars so much, maybe a bit too much. We got in kind of a granola bar rut. I want to think it was due to lack of variety, not due to the lack of sugar in my homemade version. Enter the medjool date. This fruit single-handedly saved me from GM granola bar buyer's remorse. The nutritional properties of a single medjool date are remarkable to say the least. The list of vitamins contain Vitamin A, Beta Carotene, Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Vitamin K, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folic acid, dietary Folate equivalents, Pantothenic Acid, Choline, and Betaine. I know that list was impressive but there is still more. Medjool dates contain a bountiful amount of Minerals; they include Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Zinc, Copper, and Manganese. Whoa! And if that wasn't enough they also contain protein and amino acids. So, go ahead and buy some dates of the non-sweetened variety (believe - they are sweet enough) and make your family some of these date bars today.