Black Lime Date Sugar
Date sugar is made from whole dates and is a wonderful, health-conscious alternative to other sweeteners. It is the ideal sweetener as it is low-glycemic, vitamin-rich, with a deep caramel flavor, silky texture and packed with potassium, magnesium and antioxidants. The spices' warm, zesty and complex flavors complement the natural caramel flavor of the date sugar.
Black Lime mixed with date sugar creates an irresistible combination of sweet and sour that at first might remind you of Pixy Stix...but so much better! Try lining the rim of a drink glass with this sugar, or use it to add sweetness and acidity to salad dressings.
Who Made It: Burlap & Barrel partner directly with smallholder farmers to source spices that have never been available to the US before and help improve the livelihoods of their partner farmers. Their spices come from farms from the most passionate & knowledgeable spice farmers (and foragers) in the world.
Sourcing: Burlap & Barrel worked with Dr. Sylvie Charles, founder of Just Date, to make these spiced date sugars. Just Date makes healthy, delicious, organic sweeteners from whole fruit. Date sugars are Sylvie's favorite alternative sweeteners because they are healthier in many quantifiable ways that are backed by clinical trials. The date sugars are the "upcycled" product of Just Date's syrup. Once the syrup has been extracted, Sylvie takes what remains of the dates and dries and grinds them to produce a sugar with a deep caramel flavor.