Date nectar is possible the newest trending grocery product for 2019. Why ? It is a vegan alternative to honey. Date syrups are 100% natural syrups entirely taken from whole dates. There is no refined sugar although that is not to be taken entirely as a positive. Most of the nutritional benefits are retained from the date save for the dietary fibre. It is a great source of phytosterols, polyphenols, various minerals and antioxidants.
The syrup is currently enticing a number of consumers on the west coast of the USA.
Try it like honey as a pouring syrup for pancakes, waffles, cereals, muesli and cereals. It is also a great alternative to sugar for baking, drizzling and cooking.
Suppliers include the brand BeLoved.
They quote the following values per 100g which is indicative of all generic date syrups:-
- Energy 1260 kJ / 300 kcal
- Fat 1.7g
- of which Saturates 1.0g
- Carbohydrates 68.0g
- of which Sugars 65.0g
- Fibre 1.1g
- Protein 1.1g
- Salt 0.6g
Minerals: Per 100g | DRI | %DRI*/100g
- Manganese (mg)*: 0.7 | 2 | 35
- Magnesium (mg)+: 72 | 375 | 19
- Potassium (mg): 750 | 2000 | 37
The current retail value is £8.80/kg and is supplied in squeezy bottles.
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