Dates Sugar: The Natural Sweetener
What is Dates Sugar, and how do you use it?
Dates sugar have been long recognized as a sweet snack that is loaded with nutritional benefits. Recently in the industry, the dates fruit is being made into dates powder. The ingredient is made up of dried pitted dates that are finely chopped and then ground into a powder. The ‘powder’ is also known as dates sugar. Dates sugar is brown in color; similar to brown sugar. It has a delectable butterscotch-like sweetness. This product is natural, and unrefined and can be an excellent substitution for traditional sweeteners.
Dates Sugar Nutrition Benefits and Values
Since dates sugar is simply ground whole dates, all of the nutritional benefits of the fruits are retained to make one exceptional sweetener.
Dates sugar contains:
Dates sugar is high in beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin. In addition, dates are a proven source of antioxidants with strong antioxidant effects. The dates ingredient scored the highest in antioxidant content than any other sugar, even compared to honey and maple syrup.
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Dates Sucrose vs. Fructose vs. Glucose in Blood Sugar Levels
Sucrose, glucose, and fructose are three types of sugar-containing the same number of calories, gram for gram. However, they differ in their chemical structures and the way the body digests and metabolizes them. Glucose and Fructose are two sugars that occur naturally in fruits like dates. Each has its own pathway to be used for energy. Glucose is absorbed first into the bloodstream for quick energy and fructose is processed second for time-released energy. This energy is stored and used by muscles. This has been shown to benefit athletes in endurance sports giving them a more constant source of energy in a time-released form.
Sucrose is made up of fructose and glucose. Your body breaks sucrose apart so you can absorb fructose and glucose. Also, the Glycaemic (blood sugar) response is slower in fructose giving a lower Glycaemic Index.
Fruits high in fructose and low in glucose generally have a low Glycaemic Index (GI).
What is the Glycaemic Index?
The glycaemic index is a value used to measure how much specific foods increase blood sugar levels. Dates are equal parts glucose and fructose with a low GI of 42 which means they are less likely to spike your blood sugar levels, making them a safer choice for people concerned about sugar intake.
Foods are classified as low, medium, or high glycaemic foods; and, ranked on a scale of 0–100. The lower the GI of a specific food, the less it may affect your blood sugar levels. Here are the three GI ratings
Low: 55 or less Medium: 56–69 High: 70 or above
Dates sugar adds natural sweetness with a lower GI than sugar. This comes from the Date’s natural dietary fibers, sorbitol, and antioxidant polyphenols. Because dates have dietary fiber, they help you feel full.
Dates sugar is healthier than refined white cane sugar. It has a lower GI value than honey, coconut palm sugar, and many other alternatives. It’s the highest antioxidant sweetener. Dates sugar is also a rich source of minerals and fiber. If you’re okay with its brown color and butterscotch-like flavor, you should use it in place of typically processed sugars in recipes.
Healthy delicious dates – the food of the future has been here all along.
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