Nowadays, there are many alternatives to white sugar, considered to be toxic to humans. It’s the substitute sugars. The best known are agave syrup, stevia, coconut sugar, etc. But another natural sugar is worth considering: date sugar. Indeed, it is usually in their dried form that dates are most frequently consumed.
In fact, it is usually in their dried form that dates are most frequently consumed. You also know them in trays, whole and very often on their stems. Try them in a ‘sprinkle’ version.
Thus, dates sugar is made from 100% dehydrated dates, finely crushed into a granular powder, so all the nutritional benefits of the date are preserved: natural fibers, tannins, flavonoids, vitamins, and minerals. Unlike agave syrup, date sugar is untreated and unrefined.
In appearance and taste, date sugar looks like brown sugar, however, it is rounder and sweeter, with a discreet touch of dates, particularly prized in drinks and pastries; it’s sweetening power is more important.
Similar to a caster sugar by its texture, it will bring new aromas to your creams and pastries, while respecting a natural composition. It is also the perfect replacement for brown sugar and is excellent for sprinkling on fresh fruit, yogurt, cereals and more.
The recommended substitution dose is 2/3 of date sugar against 1 dose of white sugar. Less sweet than other sugars, the glycemic index of date sugar is 68.
How about you? Are you going to adopt this natural sugar in your daily preparations?