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Press-It Thursday: Date Sugar — Sukkari Life

We all know that RAW HONEY is very healthy, which is the sugar that is highest in phytochemicals that heal the body. However, there is one "sugar" that is even healthier than raw honey, and is highest in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.  The healthiest sweetener isn't actually a sugar at all, it's DATE SUGAR, or sugar made from dehydrated dates.

Dates are SUPER healthy, with many health benefits, including: (1)

  1. Decreased Cholesterol
  2. Prevent & Relieve Constipation
  3. Natural Energy Booster
  4.  Reduce Triglyceride Levels
  5. Alternative Natural Sweetener
  6. Boost Bone Health

Check out this infographic:

In one study, Scientists fed a group of people dates for 1 month and measured the results. Despite the fact that dates are 80% sugar, the dates had no adverse affects on blood sugar or weight, and participants showed improvements in triglyceride levels. Check out this video from for more on the health benefits of dates.

So, just how do you make date sugar? I found a great article by SUKKARI LIFE, showing you just how to do that. Sukkari Life is a blog written by Raoum, who shares blogs on how to live a healthy life. Raoum lives in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and follows a whole food plant based lifestyle. Here is a bit more about Raoum from her website:

I follow a  whole foods plant-based diet. High-carb, low-fat. I don’t like to call it a “diet” because for me it’s more than that. It’s a lifestyle. I LOVE everything I eat. I don’t count calories, macros, or anything like that. I just eat when I’m hungry and stop when I’m satisfied but not stuffed. I have SO much energy living this way and feel good about the food I consume.

Sukkari is an Arabic word for “sugary”. Here is a short piece from the about page:

“Sukkari is an Arabic word سكري  meaning sugary. It is also a type of dates grown in Al-Qassim, Saudi Arabia. They’re a little dry from the outside, and chewy and very sweet from the inside. They usually come in a medium size compared to other dates. You probably know by now how good dates are for you. They’re full of vitamins, potassium, magnesium, iron, fiber, and different types of amino acids. Basically, they’re small treats full of goodness.”


NOTE: Raoum mentions in her article that date sugar does not dissolve in liquids, so cannot be used to in drinks.

To see how to make your own DATE SUGAR

visit Sukkari Life:

Date Sugar — Sukkari Life

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A few other recipes, using dates,

from Sukkari Life:

Saudi Date Porridge


Coconut-Almond Stuffed Dates


Brazilian Dates


Glazed Peanut Butter Date Bliss Balls

Crunchy Gooey Rawnola



About Tamara Hoerner (1349 Articles)
Welcome to The Purple Almond! My name is Tamara Hoerner. I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

17 Comments on Press-It Thursday: Date Sugar — Sukkari Life

  1. Toll Toll.!!!!! ich liebe es. zu essen!!!!

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  2. I have been eating a date or two almost everyday over the past few months as something to satisfy my sweet tooth, and I can definitely attest that they are a healthy way to incorporate sugars into your diet. I usually have them just after working out if I’m not eating a meal soon after, and they work like a charm to keep the energy going!!

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    • Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and visiting my blog. Dates are marvelous, and I absolutely need to make more of an effort to incorporate them into my day. They are a great way, as you say, to get that “sugar fix”. Thanks again for visiting. 🙂

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  3. This was very educational. Thanks for sharing! 💛

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  4. Super sugar! 🙂

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  5. 😱 I love Dates!!!!

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  6. Omg! I love this article! !! Thank you, thank you, thank you so much!!

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  7. Awwww thank you so much for sharing this on your blog! Loved it. If you ever come to Riyadh, you got to let me know x



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