As a puréed dried fruit, date paste has a long shelf life and will stay fresh for many months even at room temperature. Since dates are naturally sweet, shop for date paste that contains no additional sugar or ingredients.
Date paste is a wonderful natural sweetener and alternative to regular table sugar and sugar substitutes in baking and cooking due to its high fiber content and other nutritional values. It is rich in protein and also contains a significant amount of iron and calcium. One serving of date paste, a quarter cup, is 190 calories with no fat, cholesterol, or sodium. It boosts your energy while satisfying your hunger. You can use date paste in baking, cooking and even in ice cream, smoothies, and other beverages to give them a naturally sweet flavor.
Date paste is naturally gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and paleo friendly, and it does not require any added sugar. It is an ideal food for daily consumption.