What is HG Date Sugar?
What is Date Sugar?
Date sugar is made with dehydrated dates that are grounded to resemble granulated sugar.
Because whole, pitted dates are used to make the sugar, the presence of fiber leaves a tiny grit to the sugar that won’t dissolve in hot liquids or baked goods. It has a sweet, butterscotch-like flavor that’s much more nuanced than brown sugar, although it shares a similar appearance.
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Dates have long been enjoyed as a sweet and nutritional food especially in the Mediterranean and Middle East for thousands of years. They are traditionally enjoyed as a snack always present in a bowl on the dining room table alongside raw nuts and seeds.
In Western culture Dates have been enjoyed in recipes such as Date Squares topped with crunchy oatmeal – YUM! Unlike typical refined sugar from cane or beets, Date Sugar is made from ground dates. There is no processing involved at all, so you get a pure unrefined natural sweetener that is uniquely suited to specific culinary recipes. And Dates don’t just taste great, they are nutritional too!
- You can use date sugar as a one-for-one replacement for granulated or brown sugar in baking recipes.
- Try date sugar in a rub for pork or chicken, where its caramel flavor can really shine with just a small amount.
- Bake it in simple cookies where you can really taste its nuances and take advantage of the additional fiber.
- Use date sugar as a topping for muffins, your morning oatmeal, or to add caramel coloring to the top of your favorite pie.
- You can add a sprinkle of Date Sugar to fresh fruit, to plain yogurt, or hot cereals. It is also used in whole grain bread recipes which call for Date Sugar. In grain recipes Date Sugar’s unique taste and sweetness complements the taste and texture of whole grains very well.
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- Date Sugar is also high in vitamins and minerals including Vitamin A, Potassium, Calcium, Copper, Manganese, Magnesium and Phosphorous. All of these nutrients are important for bone, blood and electrolyte balance.