Substituting Dates In Your Recipes

You may be asking yourself "how do I substitute dates in my recipes?" Well, we have answers. Dates have been used as a popular sweetener alternative for centuries in the Middle East but have just recently grown in popularity in the US. In fact, dates are one of the most nutrient-rich sweeteners on the market.
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Everything You Wanted To Know About Date Syrup

Date syrup contains only one ingredient: organic dates. But how is date syrup made? We're here with a little more information for those of you with inquiring minds. You know who you are. It's understandable. Just 8 years ago when we introduced Date Lady Syrup to the US market, people were very skeptical about this strange concept. Does it taste good? Does it have sugar in it? A date is a prune, right? (We aren't  joking - that was a common question!) Americans have always had a love or hate relationship with dates; have you ever seen the ones packaged...

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Healthiest Sweeteners

Most people are now familiar with the amazing benefits of dates. What people are less familiar with are the two date products popping up on stores shelves: date syrup and date sugar. How do these sweeteners stack up against other “alternative sweeteners” out there?  History Dates and their products are actually one of the oldest sweeteners available today. Ancient cuneiform manuscripts from Mesopotamia mention the syrup, showing it as the primary sweetener of that time. In the Bible, the word “honey” can be translated from the Hebrew to describe a fruit honey, rather than the honey from a bee, and...

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How to Make Date Syrup

How to make your own Date Syrup and Date Sugar If you're like us, you like to know exactly how things are made. And, if we have enough gumption, we'll make them ourselves! FEAST Magazine came to us asking if we could share DIY recipes for our two best selling products and we have shared them below for you as well!Date Syrup RecipeYields | 8 ounces Ingredients and tools needed: 3 cups water 1 lb fresh dates Cheesecloth Mesh Strainer Small to medium sized saucepan  Large Saucepan Preparation | In a large sauté pan or saucepan over high heat, bring water and dates...

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A Kansas Farm Boy Saved the Medjool Date

Most of us take for granted the sweet candy that grows on date palm trees. With literally hundreds of varieties of this chewy, caramel-like fruit to explore, the story of the Medjool date is only a place to start--and this particular cultivar in itself starts with a really good story. If it wasn't for a Kansas farm boy turned explorer, not only might dates have never successfully grown on U.S. soil, but more amazingly, the Medjool date would likely not exist at all. In 1898, the United States Congress passed the Agricultural Act. “Under this act,” the San Francisco Chronicle...

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Happy 9th Anniversary

Date syrup. Where did you get that idea? For our anniversary, we thought it would be fun to share a bit of the backstory of how this company came to be. We can't include all the details of the adventures we went on to get here, including near kidnappings involving camels, pick-pockets in Egyptian elevators and peculiar run-ins in Oman. We'll just stick to the basics. I apologize for the photography in advance. We'll blame it on poor technology and the fact that I never planned for anyone to see them besides maybe a grandparent or two. In 2005, my husband...

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