Date Paste

Number of Servings: 4 (72g)
Active Time: 1 Hour 5 Minutes
Total Time: 1 Hour 5 Minutes

Date paste is a fantastic alternative to brown sugar in many baking contexts. The sugar they bring to the table comes with the nutrients in dates, making them a more nutritious option than pure sugar.

Tip: 12 dates will yield roughly 1 cup of paste. Freeze leftovers in ¼ cup increments for future use.

Ingredients

  • 12 Medjool dates, pitted
  • Warm water

Directions

  1. Cover dates with warm water. Let soak for 1 hour.
  2. Drain the water, reserving the liquid. Puree dates in a blender or food processor, using reserved soaking liquid to thin if needed.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 72g

Amount per serving
Calories 200
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 48g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 1g
Protein 1g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 46.1mg 4%
Iron 0.7mg 6%
Potassium 500mg 10%
Vitamin A 5mcg 0%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Vitamin E 0mg 0%
Vitamin K 1.9mcg 2%
Thiamin 0mg 0%
Riboflavin 0mg 0%
Niacin 1.2mg 6%
Vitamin B6 0.2mg 10%
Folate 10.8mcg 3%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 0mcg 0%
Chloride 0mg 0%
Pantothenate 0.6mg 20%
Phosphorus 44.6mg 4%
Iodine 0mcg 0%
Magnesium 38.9mg 10%
Zinc 0.3mg 0%
Selenium 0mcg 0%
Copper 0.3mg 35%
Manganese 0.2mg 8%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 0mcg 0%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Ingredients

Medjool Dates.

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