Date paste is used in many raw food recipes. It is an excellent sweetener and adds a nice texture to breakfast and dessert dishes.
INGREDIENTS | YIELDS ½ CUP
- 1 cup dried dates
Soak the dates in water for 4 to 6 hours. Remove the pits.
In a blender or food processor, process the dates until smooth.
Calories: 490 | Fat: 1 g | Protein: 4 g | Sodium: 5 mg | Fiber: 13 g
Dates are a sweet fruit harvested from palm trees. They originated in the Middle East and have been a staple food in Middle Eastern cuisine for thousands of years. There are many different varieties available, ranging in texture from soft or semi-dry to dry. The most popular is the medjool date because it is large, sweet, and has a long shelf life.