Dates are divided into two major categories depending on their use table dates and processing dates. Processing of dates not only refers to its processed products but also to basic treatments given for hygienic and quality control purposes, as well as stabilization for a longer shelf life. These basic and essential steps include fumigation, cleaning or washing, drying, sorting and grading, and packaging.
Date syrup has been gaining popularity as an alternative sweetener that can be used much in the same way as maple syrup or honey, that is, in desserts, baking and drizzled on pancakes. In this article, we analyze the nutritional value of date syrup in order to better evaluate whether date syrup is a healthy sugar substitute or just another sugar bomb full of empty calories.