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Date honey

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Nutritional Aspects:
– Rich in glucose and fructose
– Efficiently raises blood glucose levels
– Suitable for hypoglycemia, sucrose intolerance, and pancreatic issues
– Higher in magnesium and potassium than maple syrup and honey
– Rich in antioxidants due to phenolic and flavonoid content

National Cuisines:
– Widely used in Libya with asida
– Sweetens tahini in Iranian and Iraqi cuisine
– Used in Algerian dessert baghrir
– Flavoring agent in Middle Eastern and Persian Gulf dishes
Bangladesh produces 20,000 tonnes of date molasses annually

– Bouhlali et al., 2020: Nutritional composition of date fruit syrups
– Date Lady Nutrition Information
– Abbès et al., 2013: Effect of processing on phenolic compounds in date syrup
– Bouhlali et al., 2016: Evaluation of antioxidant properties of Moroccan date fruit varieties
– Taleb et al., 2016: Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of date syrup polyphenols

See Also:
– Pekmez
List of syrups

External Links:
– Media related to Date syrup at Wikimedia Commons
– Article stub on Arab cuisine-related content

Date honey (Wikipedia)

Date honey, date syrup, date molasses, Debes (Arabic: دِبس, pronounced [dibs]), or rub (Arabic: رُب, pronounced [rubb]; Hebrew: דְּבַש תמרים dvash tmarim or סילאן, silan; Persian: شیره خرما) is a thick dark brown, very sweet fruit syrup extracted from dates. It is widely used in Middle Eastern cuisine and Maghrebi cuisine.

Rub is a thick syrup extracted from dates.
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