No two dates are the same, so if you're looking for a sugar replacement for baking, then put your hands on the Medjool date as they are much sweeter and stickier, making cooking a lot easier.
In all honesty they're not my "go to" sweetener as they do still contain a large amount of fructose, however I do use them for their taste and texture (and of course, stickiness) in certain baking dishes. I also use them for what they give back to your body.
~ just a few of the benefits ~
- Fibre - essential for maintaining a healthy and efficient digestive system.
- Iron - one portion provides approximately 11% of your daily requirement, which helps improve the blood’s ability to carry oxygen around the body.
- Potassium - essential for maintaining healthy heart function and blood pressure, as well as helping to prevent muscle cramping after exercise.
- They’re a vitamin dense alternative to sugar or processed sweeteners.
- Note: dates still contain fructose (30%) which is a much lower percentage than sugar, honey, maple syrup and coconut syrup, however as they are often used in larger quantities, it's good to be aware.