Date Paste

Preparation info
  • Makes

    1 cup

    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Kick Diabetes Cookbook

By Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina

Published 2018

  • About

Date paste is the ideal substitute for refined sugar. While most sweeteners have no fiber and few nutrients, date paste is made from only dates and water, so it provides all the fiber and nutrients found in the whole food. It can be used to sweeten puddings, sauces, salad dressings, baked goods, and raw treats. Recent research suggests that dates have a low glycemic index of 43–55, depending on the variety. This adds to their appeal as a sweetener, but they should still be used in very smal