DATE PASTE

A TIMELESS CLASSIC FOR TODAY’S FOOD INDUSTRY

Date Palms

Date paste has been consumed for millennia in a variety of foods around the world. Today, date paste is used in the food industry as a filling for pastries and biscuits, and as a healthier substitute for sugar in cereals, puddings, baked goods, energy bars, ice cream and confections. Date paste also adds flavor and sweetness to salad dressings, marinades, glazes and smoothies.

HOW IT’S MADE

Date paste is produced from a single ingredient, dried dates.
Dates are macerated and then conveyed to a grinder and extruded into a paste.
Date Paste is sold in 40 Lb. boxes.

A WELCOME ADDITION

Date paste improves the taste of foods it helps make, with notes of caramel, brown sugar and vanilla. It also has an amazing nutrition profile. As a replacement for sucrose, date paste adds important minerals, vitamins, fiber and healthful plant compounds called phenolic.

PURE AND SIMPLE

Date paste’s low moisture and low water activity gives it a long shelf life making it easy to work with. Date paste won’t interfere with chemical leavening systems or
greatly alter yeast-leavened dough characteristics, and the high invert sugar content gives food – especially baked goods – a pleasantly softer texture.

Date Bars

THE BENEFITS

• Adds sweetness without added sugars

• Contains vitamins and minerals

• Cholesterol free food

• Natural antioxidant polyphenols

• Improves taste and texture

• Heart Healthy

• Equal parts fructose and glucose

Date Paste

NATURALLY LOW GLYCEMIC INDEX

Dates have a low Glycemic Index (GI) of 42. The International Table of Glycemic Index updated the date GI values in the scientific journal article 2008 Diabetes Care (Atkinson). The glycemic index clinical trials were conducted on both healthy individuals and diabetics. The table below shows dates in comparison to other fruits.

Breads and muffins using dates have a lower glycemic index than plain wheat bread with no fruit. Adding date paste to baked good recipes is a good way to reducing the glycemic index.

LOW GI FRUIT (55 and below)

CHERRIES – 22
APPLES – 36
PEACHES – 42
DATES – 42
ORANGES – 43
BANANAS – 51
BLUEBERRIES – 53

MODERATE GI FRUIT (56-59)

GRAPES – 59
RAISINS – 64

HIGH GI FRUIT (70 or greater)

WATERMELON – 76

1 CUP OF DATE PASTE
IS EQUAL TO
1 CUP OF WHITE OR BROWN SUGAR

*Date Paste is sold in 40-lb. boxes

Date Paste Nutrition

Dates add natural sweetness with lower Glycemic Index (GI) than sugar. This comes from the Date’s natural dietary fibers, sorbitol (sugar alcohol), and antioxidant polyphenols. Dates can replace the sugars in baked goods on a cup for cup basis.

• No chemicals or preservatives are added

• Non-GMO

• No Allergens

• Organic Certified

• Gluten Free Certified

• Kosher Certified

• Halal Certified

REFERENCES:

Foster-Powell, K., Holt, S. H. A., and Brand-Miller, J. C. – International Table of Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load Values: 2002. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 76 (2002): 5-56 • Atkinson, F. S., Foster-Powell, K., and Brand-Miller, J. C. – 2008 International Tables of Glycemic Index and Glycemic Loads. • Diabetes Care 31:2281-2283 • Mageletta, R. L., DiCataldo, S. N., Liu, D., Li, A. L., Borwankar, R. P., and Martini, M. C. – 2010 Cereal Chemistry Journal. 87 (4):363-369 • Unpublished laboratory results, Silliker Laboratories • Unpublished laboratory results, Complete Phytochemical Solutions LLC

Our dates are healthy, delicious and easy to incorporate into lots of different recipes.
Woodspur Farms Date Paste