Date Lady's organic, gluten-free, vegan and kosher Date Sugar is an all-natural sweetener made from crushed whole dates. Naturally, dates are high in sugar, as well as fiber and minerals, which makes it a satisfying alternative to artificial sweeteners.
Because fiber is retained as a result of having the dates dried and crushed, Date Lady warns that the date sugar does not dissolve well in hot or cold liquids. However, it is ideal for baking and can be used in tasty recipes like classic scones, cakes and brownies.
In general, consumers are favoring all-natural sugars from coconuts, apples and agave in sweetener products, since they make healthier alternatives to processed sugar and are often able to boast more benefits as well.