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Date Sugar From Barry Farm Foods
Date Sugar

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Dates

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Date sugar is more a food than a sweetener.  It contains fiber and nutrients, just as fresh dates do. 

Although it will not dissolve very well in your cup of coffee, it works very well, substituted cup-for-cup, in any baked-goods recipe that calls for brown sugar.

It is ground up from dehydrated dates, is high in fiber, and a long list of vitamins and minerals, including iron.

Dates are 50 to 70 percent sugar by weight. The super-sweet Deglet Noor variety contains the same sucrose as sugar cane. The Halawy, Zahidi, and Khadrawy varieties contain invert sugar composed of dextrose and levulose, similar to that in honey.

The manufacturers don't state the type of date used, so it's not be possible to find out what type of sugar it is.

Though fresh dates score low on the glycemic index, dried fruits always score higher, and dehydration makes the score higher still since the sugar becomes more and more concentrated.  So it's not recommended for diabetics or those on a low-glycemic diet, but it's great for anyone else who wants a very unrefined close-to-nature sweetener. 

Date sugar - substitute one cup date sugar for each cup granulated sugar.

RECIPE

DATE SPICE CAKE:

Ingredients:
2 eggs, separated
1/2 c cane juice crystals
1/3 c. butter
2 1/4 c whole wheat pastry flour
1 t baking powder
1 t sea salt
3/4 t. baking soda
3/4 t ground cinnamon
3/4 t. ground cloves
1 c date sugar
1 c +2 t. buttermilk

Beat egg whites til frothy.  Gradually add cane juice crystals.  Continue beating til very stiff and glossy.

In second bowl  beat butter til softened.  Add dry ingredients and 3/4 c buttermilk.  Beat 1 min.   

Add remaining buttermilk and yolks.  Beat 1 min.  Fold in egg white mixture.

Pour into 2 greased and flour 8" round or 1 13x9x2" pan. Bake at 350F for 30-35 min.

NutritionFacts
1/4 cup 
Amount per serving
Calories136
Calories from fat2
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.2g0%
Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 1mg0%
Total
Carbohydrate 32.7g
11%
Dietary Fiber 3.3g13%
Protein 0.9g
Percent values are based on a 2,000 calorie per day diet. Your daily values may differ.
Additional Information
1.5% of calories from Fat
95.9% from Carbohydrates
2.6% from Protein