Date Nectar

bowl of date syrup with dates on white table mat
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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. 

Uses

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.

Nutritional Value

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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