Date Syrup, 450g


Basra date syrup, or date molasses, is made from 100% natural date juice. It has a rich datey sweetness, and is used widely in Middle Eastern cuisine. This Basra date syrup often forms the base of the popular drink 'jallab' when mixed with a little rosewater and sparkling water. Date molasses for the treacly rich syrup.

In a recent Guardian interview, Ottolenghi referred to date syrup the one "curveball" ingredient in his book Jerusalem and it features in our Jerusalem ingredients set. Ottolenghi recommends drizzling date syrup on "roasted veg or hummus-like purées."  Date syrup is also beautiful drizzled over goats cheese, greek yoghurt, or as a substitution for processed sugar in baking recipes.

What is date syrup?

  • Basra date syrup is 100% natural and datey sweet.
  • Widely used in Middle Eastern cuisine for its richness.
  • Forms the base of the drink 'jallab' with rosewater.
  • Ottolenghi recommends it for roasted vegetables and hummus.
  • Can be drizzled on cheese, yogurt, or used in baking.

Is date syrup a substitute for sugar?

Yes, date syrup can be used as a substitute for processed sugar in various recipes. Its rich, sweet flavour adds depth and complexity to dishes, and it provides a natural sweetness without the need for refined sugars. Date syrup is particularly popular in baking and dessert recipes, where it can enhance flavour while reducing reliance on processed sugars.

Does date syrup need to be refrigerated?

Date syrup does not need to be refrigerated but should be stored in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight. Proper storage helps maintain its flavour and consistency for an extended period. Once opened, it can be kept at room temperature for several months, but refrigerating it may prolong its shelf life.

Browse our Middle Eastern food & ingredients collection here.

 Ingredients: 100% natural date juice. 200g of dates per 100g of date syrup, 62% sugar.


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