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Dates in Paleo Recipes

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Created September 04, 2013 at 7:21 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 and don't understand the difference of the types of dates. Please advise.

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on September 05, 2013
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Agree. Its like paleo candy.

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on September 04, 2013
at 08:20 PM

this website is okay about dates: http://www.splendidtable.org/story/david-karp-dates

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on September 04, 2013
at 08:29 PM

If you are trying to watch your waste, I would agree with Owen and suggest avoiding them. They are extremely high in sugar, although its natural sugar. For me, personally, it sends me over the edge. I love websites with great desserts like paleomg but she uses dates a lot in her recipes and if ate like that I would never lose weight. Same goes for all of those paleo treats you bake that call for cups and cups of almond flour. We do not count calories here but lets face it, almond flour is well, almonds.

Sorry for ranting on your post. To answer your question, yes, they are dried dates. ;)

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on 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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on September 04, 2013
at 08:24 PM

You do not need to soak fresh figs. If a recipe calls for soaking, it is using dried figs.

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on September 04, 2013
at 08:18 PM

Your recipe is likely calling for dried dates--fresh ones are incredibly hard to find in the US. Recipes usually call for medjool dates or Neglet Noor dates. Korean dates are medicinal--DO NOT use these in your recipe. Sweetness is not the same as their Mideast cousins!!!

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on September 04, 2013
at 08:20 PM

this website is okay about dates: http://www.splendidtable.org/story/david-karp-dates

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on September 04, 2013
at 07:47 PM

How about avoid the dates? Not very nutritious + high in sugar. While technically Paleo, I think it is more appropriate to avoid them altogether.

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on September 05, 2013
at 02:52 AM

Agree. Its like paleo candy.

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