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Talk about fast, easy and healthy. Shesh, does it get much better than this? This would be a great staple to keep handy in the fridge. You can use it on pancakes and waffles as a replacement of those other syrups which are made with high fructose corn syrup or other processed sugars. Top off your oatmeal in the morning instead of brown sugar. Drizzle it over ice cream for a most delectable topping. Need a splash of sweetness in your smoothie? Or if those mid-night “raid the fridge” attacks hit you, eat it straight off a spoon for pure delight!
There are so many wonderful health benefits in dates as well. They are free from cholesterol and are low-fat. They are rich source of protein, dietary fiber and rich in vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B5 along with A1 and C. They are known to help improve the digestive system as it contains soluble and insoluble fibers and different kinds of amino acids. Want a natural energy booster? They contain natural sugars like glucose, sucrose and fructose. Dates are rich in potassium. Dates help in weight gain….. WAIT, HOLD THE TRAIN…. help in weight gain?!! I so didn’t sign up for that benefit. haha From what I was reading it went on to say that they are beneficial for those who suffer from over-slimming problem. Well, that isn’t a problem for me so I guess like everything else, moderation is the key here.
Use in place of other sweeteners in recipes in a ratio:
1 cup of dry sugar = 3/4 cup date syrup
1:1 for liquid sweeteners (1 cup of maple syrup = 1 cup date syrup).