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100% Natural, 100% Dates: Why You Should Be Sweetening Your Products with Date Syrup

 

Date syrup is a natural alternative to sugar which gives sweetness, flavour and nutrients in the form of fibre and vitamins.

 As we’re all becoming more aware of the links between our health and better eating habits and food choices, sugar is becoming a less popular choice for consumers.

 But, with date syrup you can have your cake and eat it too – think of it as the superhero of sweeteners, flavoursome, sweet and good for you.

 

 

HEALTH BENEFITS OF SYRUP:

 

Consistently high insulin levels can cause chronic inflammation and insulin resistance, otherwise known as prediabetes. Ultimately, prediabetes, if left unchecked, can lead to type 2 diabetes.


 Glycaemic index (GI) is a rating system for foods containing carbohydrates and how they affect our blood glucose levels, this is important to monitor this as it can lead to many health risks including prediabetes,

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Sugar has the highest GI of 100. A high GI inevitably means a faster sugar rush, followed quickly by a crash. This crash often means an individual will need another hit of sugar to fend off the tiredness that follows a sugar rush, and so the cycle continues.

 

Chocolates, sweets, fizzy drinks, pastries and white carbs such as white bread and pasta all have a high GI.

 

Dates and date syrup have a much lower GI than table sugar, generally around 45 to 55. This means that their glucose is absorbed into the bloodstream at a much slower rate and therefore keep blood sugar levels, and hunger, more stable.

 Moreover, using date syrup satisfies the sweet needs of products like yours, whilst unlike normal white or brown sugar, adds nutrients, not just empty calories.

 

 

MAINTAINING NUTRITIONAL VALUE

Our date syrups are minimally processed at very low temperatures (just 80 degrees and in water) so that we maintain their nutritional integrity. Therefore, unlike sugar, they’re a good source of fibre, plus vitamins A, C, E and K, the B vitamins and the minerals calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium and zinc, learn more here

 

We only use suppliers who take great care in avoiding the use of unnecessary chemical processing. All our date products are free from additives, heavy metals contaminants and pesticide residues.

 A healthy product isn’t just about what it contains. What is doesn’t contain is equally as important.

 

HOW WE CAN HELP YOU.

 

When sourcing our dates and date syrups, we go over and above what’s expected of us under European food laws. We regularly travel abroad to visit our suppliers, to ensure our high standards are adhered to.

 We carry out regular lab testing for consistent quality and nutritional status and to make sure our products are free from pesticides and other contaminants.

 Using our date syrups will therefore equally set your products apart to consumers looking for healthier snacks and treats.

 

 

GLOBAL FOODS DATE SYRUP FOR ENHANCING YOUR FOOD OFFERING

 

Your customers are becoming increasingly health savvy and are looking for alternative ways to get their sweet fix.

 Using our date syrups in your food and drink products couldn’t be easier. Get in touch contact us now to discuss your requirements and how we can help you add a healthier sweetness to your products.


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