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Date Sugar



Date Sugar is a brown, coarse sweet powder made from dried, ground dates.

The main element in it is sucrose. Fresh dates are 55% sucrose; this percentage increases as the dates are dried and the moisture leaves them.

Some manufacturers may add extract of barley malt syrup.

For date sugar made from palm tree sap, see Jaggery.

Cooking Tips

Date Sugar does not dissolve in liquid, so don't use in tea, coffee, beverages, etc -- anywhere you would want your sweetener to dissolve.

Substitutes

An equal amount of regular white sugar.

Equivalents

50 tablespoons = 1 pound / 450g

1 tablespoon = 1/3 oz = 8 1/2 grams
1/4 cup = 4 tablespoons = 1 1/3 oz = 34g

See also:

Sugar

Aspartame; Cane Syrup; Caramel; Chinese Lump Sugar; Chinese Rock Sugar; Date Sugar; Dextrose; Erythritol; Fructose; Gelling Sugar; Granulated Sugar; Icing & Frosting; Invert Sugar; Lavender Sugar; Malt Sugar; Raw Sugar; Rosemary Sugar; Sanding Sugar; Snow White Sugar; Sparkling Sugar; Sugar Cutters; Sugar; Vanilla Sugar

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Citation

Oulton, Randal. "Date Sugar." CooksInfo.com. Published 27 June 2004; revised 09 October 2007. Web. Accessed 01/18/2018. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/date-sugar>.

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