Producing Our Natural Date Syrup
The sweet journey of this product starts with picking ripe dates from exclusive fields with strict quality control. Next, they are stored in special rooms
After sorting and initial control tests, the prime dates enter the production line to be washed, pre-cooked, separated, filtered, concentrated, filtered once more, pasteurized, and packaged. Finally, they are stored in the quarantine warehouse, and later in the final warehouse.
Our Convenient Packaging
Our practical packaging includes bulk (26kg pails and 27kg gallon handled containers) and retail. Our retail packaging includes 450g and 900g jars as well as 220g and 330g squeeze bottles. Providing an incredibly convenient using experience for the final customer.
For more information on the date syrup production process, read the next parts:
How Date Syrup Is Prepared
Date syrup is prepared in two methods: traditional and industrial.
Here, the syrup is prepared by heating ripe dates in water. In other words, after the initial cooking under suitable temperature conditions, the sugar content in dates liquifies. The liquid sugar is then filtrated to become a sweet liquid with a low concentration. Later, it is concentrated in a fully automated system in a vacuum at 70-80°C, so the properties of dates are preserved.
Note that water boils at about 100°C depending on the height of the factory above sea level. In order to boil the water at a lower temperature (70-80°C), a powerful vacuum system is needed to reduce pressure and eventually the boiling point. This process prevents date sugar from breaking down, the loss of its benefits, excessive darkening, and burning as well.
After concentration to the right Brix, date syrup is ready for packaging.
There are three common methods to prepare date syrup in a traditional way. They include:
Boiling (Hot Method):
In this method, dates are placed in open, large pots. Based on the fruits’ weight, water is added. This mixture is heated until the date essence dissolves in the water. Heating continues to reach the desired consistency.
Finally, the heat is turned off, the syrup is filtrated, and the final product enters the packaging line to fill plastic or metal containers. Whatever remains is used as livestock food.
Cement Pons (Cold Method)
Here, dates are added into ponds 1 to 1.5 meters above the ground specially made for syrup production. Due to gravity, fruits press against each other and produce syrup in the process. The syrup leaves the pond through a hole at the bottom for collecting. This method offers natural date syrup.
In Iran, in southern regions like Minab, wicker mat is used instead of cement ponds to produce this substance. The fruits are pressed against each other and the syrup leaves through the wicker holes.
Disadvantages of Traditional Methods
- As a non-automated process, health principles are difficult to control and observe.
- Production efficiency is low. Traditional syrup production and packaging are not high-quality either.
- The concentration of the final product is not high enough to prevent spinsterhood and mold.
- Regarding appearance, such date syrups are dark and undesirable.
- The taste is compromised due to the presence of unwanted minerals.
Frequently Asked Questions
Not only is date juice good for you, but it is a healthy alternative to sugar and other sweeteners. It contains more nutrients and minerals than honey or maple syrup as well as protein, amino acids, and vitamins.
It has antioxidants, antibacterial properties, fiber, high amounts of minerals and vitamins that the body requires. It is also cholesterol free and provide you with the necessary energy throughout the day.
A tablespoon of date syrup contains more than twice the amount of potassium, calcium, and magnesium of honey (and maple syrup). It also has up to 10 times the amount of antioxidants.
It is a safe and natural way to sweeten various food for you and/or your baby. Adding date juice to milk elevates its taste. However, some believe that iron absorption may be reduced since calcium directly combines with iron.
It is OK to serve natural date syrup to children and toddlers as a sweetener according to their daily need. Thanks to its iron and fiber content, it is even a good option even for babies.
Dates is rich in iron and helps to increase hemoglobin level and prevent anemia. Consuming 25g per day for 30 days can increase the level of hemoglobin in pregnant women as 25g of dates contain 0.225g of iron.
This natural sweetener offers caramel notes of sweet, dried dates, excellent for hot or cold coffee. It is thinner than honey. You can add it like that or heat it for a stickier texture.
This syrup does not just contain sugar. Produced using natural fruits, it has a low glycemic index.
For baking, use less syrup when substituting granulated sugar (about 2/3 cup for every cup of sugar) and use less liquid in the recipe overall. In addition, you can simply replace honey, maple syrup, or molasses with date syrup for a caramelized flavor that only dates provide.
Since date syrup is a low-glycemic food, it is digested and absorbed slowly in the body. Therefore, you will not experience a sugar crash! Molasses has the same glycemic index as refined sugar that make the body digest and absorb it quickly, increasing blood sugar level.
Basically, it is made by heating dates in water, blending the dates, straining the mixture to separate the pits and insoluble parts, and evaporating the water added earlier.
Yes, and with lower glycemic index than other natural sweeteners such as maple syrup, honey, and agave nectar and more fiber, date syrup does not affect blood sugar levels much.
Yes, in moderation. The dried date is rich in vitamins, minerals, and of course natural sugar. However, they contain many amazing minerals as well including B vitamins, calcium, copper, iron, selenium, and zinc. They are a great source of fiber, which helps with constipation and promote the digestive system’s health.
When 100% natural and made from high quality dates, this syrup is a great source of calcium and iron, which increases hemoglobin and helps strengthening bones and the immune system.
Contrary to common belief, adding dates to your diet can help you lose weight as they control cholesterol levels and contain very little fat.
Thanks to its fiber content, it is a natural laxative and helps in treating constipation.
Organic date syrup contains high amounts of healthy minerals such as zinc, magnesium, potassium, iron, calcium, and sugar.