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The complex syrup with a rich history and promising future

 

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A plate of dates and date honey, often called silan syrup.

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...



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