Organic Date Sugar: The Amazing Natural Sweetener!
June 17, 2021
What is Date Sugar, and how do you use it?
Dates have been long recognized as a sweet snack that are loaded with nutritional benefits. Recently in the industry, date fruit is being made into date powder. The ingredient is made up of dried pitted dates that are finely chopped then ground into a powder. The ‘powder’ is also known as date sugar. Date sugar is brown in color; similar to brown sugar. It has a delectable butterscotch-like sweetness. This product is natural, unrefined and can be an excellent substitution for traditional sweeteners.
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Date Sugar Nutrition Benefits and Values
Since date sugar is simply ground whole dates, all of the nutritional benefits of the fruits are retained to make one exceptional sweetener.
Date sugar is high in beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin. In addition, dates are a proven source of antioxidants with strong antioxidant effects. The date ingredient scored the highest in antioxidant content than any other sugar, even compared to honey and maple syrup.
The Power Packed, Healthy Sugar Substitute
Our date sugar is healthy, delicious, and easy to incorporate into lots of different recipes including:
Date Sucrose vs. Fructose vs. Glucose in Blood Sugar Levels
What's the difference? Sucrose, glucose, and fructose are three types of sugar containing the same number of calories, gram for gram. However, they differ in their chemical structures and the way the body digests and metabolizes them. Glucose and Fructose are two sugars that occur naturally in fruits like dates. Each has its own pathway to be used for energy. Glucose is absorbed first into the blood stream for quick energy and fructose is processed second for a time released energy. This energy is stored and used by muscles. This has been shown to benefit athletes in endurance sports giving a more constant source of energy in a time released form.
Sucrose is made up of fructose and glucose. Your body breaks sucrose apart so you can absorb fructose and glucose. Also, the Glycemic (blood sugar) response is slower in fructose giving a lower Glycemic Index.
Fruits high in fructose and low in glucose generally have a low Glycemic Index (GI).
What is the Glycemic Index? The glycemic index is a value used to measure how much specific foods increase blood sugar levels. Dates are equal parts glucose and fructose with a low GI of 42 which means they are less likely to spike your blood sugar levels, making them a safer choice for people concerned about sugar intake.
Foods are classified as low, medium, or high glycemic foods; and, ranked on a scale of 0–100. The lower the GI of a specific food, the less it may affect your blood sugar levels. Here are the three GI ratings
Low: 55 or less Medium: 56–69 High: 70 or above
Dates add natural sweetness with a lower GI than sugar. This comes from the Date’s natural dietary fibers, sorbitol, and antioxidant polyphenols. Because dates have dietary fiber, they help you feel full.
KEY TAKE AWAYS
Date sugar is healthier than refined white cane sugar. It has a lower GI value than honey, coconut palm sugar, and many other alternatives. It’s the highest antioxidant sweetener. Date sugar is also a rich source of minerals and fiber. If you’re okay with its brown color and butterscotch-like flavor, you should use it in place of typical processed sugars in recipes.
Healthy delicious dates – the food of the future has been here all along.
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Organic Date Sugar Product Attributes:
Certified: Organic, Halal, Kosher No additives, sulfating agents, or artificial flavors are used in this product Healthy alternative to refined sugars
Storage and shelf life:
We recommend storing your Date Sugar in a temperature between 73-77° for up to 18 months. Make sure to keep it dry and protected from moisture in order to preserve its quality.
Mixed Dates, or seedlings, are a special date fruit. They are a mix of organic date fruit that differ in size, flavor and texture. These date fruits were planted and nurtured by Mother Nature herself. The offshoots grow to maturity while being nurtured by the date palm the seedling happened to land around. The result is a delicious and nutritious mix of organic dates we call Nature's Dates!