Date Paste is a combination of natural sweetness and distinctive flavor that tickles our taste buds but not the insulin count in the body. It is a sweet and savory complement to bakery, cereal, dairy, and confectionery applications and also a good source of fiber, potassium, and other trace minerals. So, for bakers seeking organic natural ingredients to satisfy consumer demand for nutritionally enhanced bakery products without any loss of flavor and other sensory characteristics, organic Date Paste is a perfect solution. It tastes great, is easy to digest and is made from wholesome date palm fruit.
To understand the nutritional value and purpose of organic Date Paste, one first gets to know about the exceptional qualities of its mother source, date. Date is a delicious fruit of the most common date palm variety of Phoenix dactylifera. Often called the ‘edible date’, dates were among the very first fruits cultivated on earth. A product of dry subtropical climatic conditions, the date was initially native to Middle East countries only but today it is planted in areas like North Africa, Iraq, Iran, and the Coachella valley in California near Palm Springs. The ‘Bahri’, 'Dayri’ and ‘Khadrawy’ of Iraq and Saudi Arabia, 'Medjool' of Morocco and 'Saidy' of Libya are some of the most famous varieties of dates. This soft, syrupy and extremely sweet fruit is consumed raw and also helps into produce cubes, organic date paste, spread, powder (date sugar), jam, jelly, juice, syrup, vinegar or alcohol. Among these by products of date, organic date paste is the most popular and common one. Delicious and nourishing, it is basically an intermediate product and healthy food snack, which can be eaten even when on the move. Organic date paste is also used in the preparation of a variety of foods to enhance taste. Organic date pastes are usually prepared mainly from date palms. Moreover it also influences the stomach meridian and helps harmonize the liver to fight weakness and the aging process. The easiest preparation of organic date paste is to first mix the dates with water, sodium bicarbonate and cinnamon powder. Boil the mixture for about ten minutes till it becomes soft. Then add to flour mixed with salt and water. The entire amalgamation is stirred on a low fire for about five minutes. After the fire is put off, the paste is allowed to stand and cool for some time. This date paste can then be served either in the pure form or with a topping of butter oil. The date paste also helps to keep moist cookies and snack bars. They are a good source of niacin, iron, and potassium.