The complex syrup with a rich history and promising future
June 5, 2020
By Jessica Halfin
(ISRAEL21c) - A new trend in healthy whole-foods eating is using dates in place of highly processed white sugar.
Dates are naturally sticky and sweet, making a passable substitute for caramel in vegan cooking. They contain antioxidants, vitamins A and B, and are considered good for cardiovascular health.
Israel is the world's largest exporter of Medjoul dates, the likes of which can sell for 1 Euro a pop in Europe due to their extra-large size, prized soft texture and intense flavor.
Row upon row of meticulously planted date plantations thrive in some of Israel's hottest...