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Date Syrup

Prep: 1 hr
Cook: 5 min
Total: 1 hr 5 min
Servings: 12

A whole food sweetener brought to you by the How Not to Diet Cookbook from Nutrition Easy-to-make and keeps up to 3 weeks!

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Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients & Directions

Recipe Ingredients


Yield: 1½ Cups (12 Servings)
Needed Kitchenware: Blender, heatproof bowl
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
Recipe Directions


  • Combine the dates and water in a heatproof bowl, and set aside for 1 hour to allow the dates to soften.
  • Transfer the dates and the soaking water to a high-powered blender. Add the lemon juice and process until smooth.
  • Transfer to a glass jar or other container with a tight-fitting lid. Store the syrup in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 weeks.
Recipe nutrition

Nutritional Information

Yield: 1½ Cups
Servings: 12
Information per serving:
Energy: 17.4 kcal
Carbohydrate: 4.6 g
Protein: 0.2 g
Fiber: 0.3 g
Sugar: 4.3 g
Fat: 0 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsatured Fat: 0 g
Omega-3: 0 g
Omega-6: 0 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Choline: 0.5 mg 0% DV
Folate: 3.7 µg 0% DV
A: 0.5 IU 0% DV
B1: 0 mg 0% DV
B2: 0 mg 0% DV
B3: 0.1 mg 0% DV
B5: 0 mg 0% DV
B6: 0 mg 1% DV
B12: 0 mg 0% DV
C: 2.5 mg 3% DV
D: 0 IU 0% DV
E: 0 mg 0% DV
K: 0.1 µg 0% DV
Calcium: 3.4 mg 0% DV
Copper: 0 mg 1% DV
Iron: 0 mg 0% DV
Magnesium: 3.4 mg 1% DV
Manganese: 0 mg 1% DV
Phosphorus: 4 mg 0% DV
Potassium: 57.8 mg 1% DV
Selenium: 0.1 µg 0% DV
Sodium: 1 mg 0% DV
Zinc: 0 mg 0% DV

Please note nutritional information varies dependent on agricultural conditions, consistency in manufacturing processes, and honesty in reporting. We cannot accurately report on the amount of harmful chemicals or beneficial plant constituents that might be present in these ingredients. We cannot report on the content of material added during the cooking process. We cannot guarantee if the vitamins present are natural or synthetic. We make no guarantees to the accuracy of this information and continue to suggest purchasing organic, high-quality, fresh ingredients from local, trusted sources. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet and values come regulated from the FDA. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your needs.

Tips, Suggestions, Photos, & More Information

Date syrup couldn't be any easier to make and you'll have a handy, whole-food sweetener in your kitchen whenever you need it.

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