Author: @orchiddates

How to use Date Paste as a Sugar Substitute

Keep in mind that when you use date paste as a substitute, the texture and sweetness will vary slightly from the original recipe– so maybe don’t experiment with this right before serving guests! Use a 1:1 ratio when subbing date paste for granulated sugar, like coconut sugar. I tested this method and found that the results were […]

How to use dates?

how use dates

Dates are my number one favorite fruit to use as a natural sweetener and binder in my sweet recipes. They are also delicious in pasta, cooked meals, cereals, granolas or porridges. They‘re perfect in savory dishes such as salads and buckwheat as well. I actually once started eating dates by filling them with nuts such […]

Sweet Date Paste


I remember hearing about date paste years ago, but I was always leery of trying it because the method for making it sounded so… vague. Recipe directions usually go something like “add enough water and blend until a paste is formed.” But how much water and how many dates you use could vary SO MUCH […]

Why are dates healthy?

healthy dates

”Dates are too sweet and make you fat.” Does this sound familiar to you as a lover of dates? It’s time to stand up forthe date. I love Medjool dates, they’re Mother Nature’s candy. They’re very versatile if you want to eat healthywithout refined white sugars. They’re delicious, sweet, chewy and soft. You can eat them […]

15 Health Benefits of Dates

Benefits of Dates

The rich nutritional content of dates makes them beneficial for your health in several ways. The various health benefits of date fruits are as follows: Bone Health and Strength: Date is a rich source of minerals like selenium, manganese, copper, and magnesium, all of which are integral to healthy bone development and strength, particularly as […]

Nutrition, Selection and Storage

Nutrition Selection and Storage

Nutrition information for dates and tips on how to select, store and prepare them. In traditional ancient diets, a bowl of dates was offered on the table at each meal as a sign of hospitality from the host to his guest. A date would often accompany a cup of coffee or tea which were consumed unsweetened […]