Frequently Asked Questions
Dates + Tahini = Datehini. Simple, on the surface, but the magic is in the method.
We take organic and sustainably sourced medjool dates and sesame seeds. The dates are roasted and pureed. The sesame seeds are hulled, toasted dry and stone ground to a precise consistency to maximize creaminess of the savory tahini. The ratio of both is dialed in to balance the texture and taste of the Sepoli blend. More dates increase fruity notes, while added tahini develops its umami depth. Finding that golden mean is what makes Datehini sing with every swirl.
No, but we won't judge.
Like it as you like it: Dip it, add it, spread it, shake it. Spread over toast for an easy breakfast or add it to some rye to replace peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Dip in with your favorite fruit slices and vegetable sticks, or bake directly into cookies, breads, and pastries. Blend together with banana, kale, and your milk of choice to make your favorite shake. Or have it straight from the jar. A spoonful of Datehini is a morning ritual in the Mediterranean diet that inspired Sepoli.
Well, actually… sorry not sorry to say that Datehini is as nutritious as it is delicious.
Tahini is rich in vitamins and minerals that support bone development, heart health and brain function. Raw tahini, in which the sesame seeds are not roasted, is an especially good source of Omega 3 fatty acids, which help to reduce inflammation. It is an accessible source of vitamin B6, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, and calcium. It also contains essential minerals copper, phosphorus, and selenium. Dates are a great source of potassium, and are low in glycemic acid. Dates are also full of inflammation-reducing antioxidants including flavonoids, carotenoids, and phenolic acid.
Datehini Original is our signature swirl of organic medjool dates and sesame tahini.
Datehini Vanilla layers delicate aromas of the vanilla bean - at once floral and smoky - to the Mediterranean texture of the original blend.
Datehini Cinnamon leans into its savory side with the earthy, slightly citrusy notes of the warm and fragrant fall-season spice.
Coming soon: Cacao and more.
Datehini Original is made from only two ingredients, medjool dates and sesame seeds, so you know exactly what you're getting with every swirl. There are no added sugars, artificial flavors, or preservatives.
If you're vegan, have a wheat allergy, are lactose intolerant, or the thought of peanuts gives you a panic attack, Datehini might just become your BFF. For sufferers of sesame allergies, however, Datehini is unfortunately not the vibe.
For everyone else, Datehini delivers organic energy with every date and sesame: From young babies discovering their first flavors to endurance athletes powering personal records with natural alternatives to packaged energy gels. Datehini can fuel every walk of life, whether that's for peekaboo or peak performance.
We've been here this whole time.
Dates, or phoenix dactylifera, are considered the world's oldest cultivated fruit with a history among Mediterranean cultures spanning 3000 years. Fossil evidence suggests wild grown dates can be traced back to at least 50 million years. Pressing dates to create a sweet paste is known by many different names, including date molasses, date honey and date nectar. In the North African and the Middle Eastern regions of the Mediterranean, it is known it is commonly known as dibs, silan, mélasse.
The cultivation of sesame seeds dates to Mesopotamia from about 3,500 years ago, with the use of sesame tahini emerging in parallel. The combination of tahini with fruit pastes as a versatile ingredient for sweet and savory dishes has been documented throughout history, and to this day remains a daily staple among cultures surrounding the Mediterranean Sea.
Sepoli was born in the USA.
While inspired by the ancient traditions and healthy lifestyle of our Mediterranean heritage, Datehini is created right here in the good ol' U.S of A. Our 100% organic medjool dates are grown by local farmers in Palm Springs, California. Organic sesame seeds are sourced from Ethiopia, known for producing best in class sesame. The Tahini is made separately in California, where our two ingredients come together to create Datehini. The business is directed from our corporate offices in in Napa Valley.
We can't answer history’s most frequently asked question, but we can share our life's purpose for Sepoli to help grow our shared future.
Raising children in California, we quickly discovered a lack of honest nutrition to provide families the wholesome lifestyle of the Mediterranean heritage that inspired Datehini. Sepoli was created to enrich the modern American diet with simple, Old-World nourishment powered by organic produce. By raising awareness of just how nutritious, and delicious, produce without artificial additives can be, it is our sincere hope to establish traditions today that will empower health-conscious generations of tomorrow. For our family and yours.
We may use only two ingredients, but our list of certifications barely fits on the jar.
USDA Organic, Non-GMO, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy Free, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Women Owned, Clean Energy. If there was a certification for delectable, we'd have that too.
You've come to the right place!
Our three Datehini flavors - Original, Vanilla, and Cinnamon - are available to order on this website with shipping throughout the continental United States. We don't currently ship to Hawaii or Alaska. As a small startup company, we are constantly expanding and will increase our presence across other online portals, and expand to in-person locations, as we grow together. Stay tuned for more.
We can still be friends, right?
Your passion for organic food and delicious, clean living is our life’s purpose. If we have failed to find that place in your heart, consciously uncouple by contacting us within 30 days of receiving your order. We are 100% committed to our mission and the satisfaction of those who support it. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, order number, phone number, mailing address, photos of product and packaging, and reason for return.
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