Using Dates As A Sweetener

Look up just about any healthy dessert these days, and you’ll find recipes teeming with dates. The uber-sweet and sticky fruit has found itself in brownies, cookies, granola bars, caramels, ice creams, puddings and pies. And if you follow a paleo diet, in particular, it seems every dessert recipe starts with 1 1/2 cups of chopped medjool dates.

But while dates are touted as a guilt-free natural sweetener, how much better are they really when compared to the regular refined stuff? We’re getting to the bottom of things.

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