Date Paste- A Timeless Classic For Todays Food Industry

Date paste has been consumed for millennia in a variety of foods around the world. Today, they’re used in the food industry as a filling for pastries and biscuits, and as a healthier substitute for sugar in cereals, puddings, baked goods, energy bars, ice cream and confections. Date paste also adds flavor and sweetness to salad dressings, marinades, glazes and smoothies.


Date paste is produced from a single ingredient, dried dates.
Dates are macerated and then conveyed to a grinder and extruded into a paste.
Date Paste is sold in 40 Lb. boxes at Delight Natural.


Dates have a low Glycemic Index (GI) of 42. The International Table of Glycemic Index updated the date GI values in the scientific journal article 2008 Diabetes Care (Atkinson). The glycemic index clinical trials were conducted on both healthy individuals and diabetics. The table below shows dates in comparison to other fruits.

Breads and muffins using dates have a lower glycemic index than plain wheat bread with no fruit. Adding date paste to baked good recipes is a good way to reducing the glycemic index.