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by 0 · August 06, 2014 at 04:03 AM

I know dried fruits are usually frowned upon in the paleo community because of the high sugar and low water content. Usually, whenever I eat any type of dried fruit I get really thirsty really fast, and I get a little sugar rush as well. Dates... (more)

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Tonia75 0 · August 04, 2014 at 07:22 PM

Hi,Your post reminded me of a book I read decades ago: memoirs of a French officer who had served in the spahis (French army, with most of the grunts being Moroccan 'natives', before the decolonisation) at the beginning of the 20th century. They... (more)

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by 0 · September 04, 2013 at 08:29 PM

I was wondering, a lot of recipes that call for dates do not specify if they are dried or not. Should I presume they are not even when a step is to soak the dates? I have some kind of Dried Korean Dates in my and I am not sure if these will work... (more)

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coastalpaleo 0 · September 04, 2013 at 08:29 PM

I think for athletes dates are definitely useful. For everyone else I think they are just occasional. Dates do actually have a lot of nutrition in them besides just the sugar, although not as great as foods like kale, liver, etc.

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by 3737 · October 10, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Dates are a natural food and one which apparently many mammals, some of which are probably our ancestors, fiercely contest for in African jungles and rain forests. However, it's also got an embarrassingly high glycemic index and load. Is there any... (more)

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Milla 0 · February 16, 2012 at 12:35 PM

I would place dates in the same category as other unprocessed but high-sugar foods, and treat its intake the same way as you would raw honey, maple syrup, etc. Because it is a whole food, it has a nutrient content, and probably fits in to... (more)

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by 77340 · June 13, 2012 at 02:34 PM

Dates are very sticky, sweet , nourishing and tasty* Do you know any facts on dates* At the moment i eat a lot of dates. I remember in old times i got realy pain from eating dates. Nor after cleaning my diet torwards a paleo diet, i can eat them... (more)

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NewEra 0 · April 16, 2012 at 09:01 PM

They really are delicious and have key nutrients, but they are very high in sugar. Just make sure you adjust the rest of your diet to fit them in healthfully and don't end up pounding sugar like there is no tomorrow. I was on a date-kick for a... (more)

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by 12108 · September 04, 2013 at 01:20 PM

OK, this one is for all you who don't necessarily think of raisins as "turds from Satan's pet bunny rabbit". I see a lot of recipes (especially refined-sugar-free dessert recipes) out there calling for "date paste". My question is, why aren't... (more)

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Linda_29 0 · September 04, 2013 at 01:20 PM

I use raisin paste all the time in my BREAD baking where it calls for tablespoonful of honey or agave nectar. Why? Because raisin paste is a PRESERVATIVE. Not only does it sweeten, it preserves. It also tastes terrific in bread, not too sweet but... (more)

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by 974 · August 26, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Does anyone use Dates to sweeten semi-paleo dessert recipes? I know they have a lot of fiber -- but they also have a lot of sugar/fructose.

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Amanda__2 0 · November 16, 2011 at 09:04 PM

Anything high in fructose is better for you than high glucose foods. When you eat things high in glucose you cause a spike in your blood sugar that initiates an insulin response. When you are constantly spiking your blood sugar you lose your... (more)