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    Dates?

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    I noticed that many primal recipes contain dates, often in high proportion. I looked them up in nutritiondata.com, however, and they seem to offer very little benefit. They are very high carb, high sugar (about 50/50 fructose:glucose, just like table sugar), low fiber, high glycemic, devoid of fat and protein, and low in vitamins and minerals. Yet they seem to be an integral part of soooo many PB recipes. Am I missing something here?? Why are they so popular among PB eaters? They seem like a half step away from sugar, with very little benefit!
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    They're essentially a fruit that can be used as sugar and a glue in a dessert recipe. I never use 'em; I prefer to use berries or the minimal honey or vanilla extract I need for sweetness.
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    Because we still need to live! closest thing to a Mars Bar...mmmm.

    I get what you are saying, but if you take a chilled 'eat whole foods, meat veg and little fruit' approach, rather than analysing every macronutrient, it is a nice treat to end the day. I have to stop myself at 2. I eat them with shredded coconut, very slowly...

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    Well, I am 25, single, sort of cute... and I love caipirinhas and steak. Oh... wait. NOT that date. Shite! Ugh.

    ANYWAY... um, youre right. PB uses honey, maple syrup, molasses, dates, dried fruits...etc. Just for a little sweetness and binding I guess. I use them sometimes. Rarely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by periquin View Post
    Tara tootie: Your post was the inpiration for me to add the following item that I found in my e-mail.


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    HAHA awesome!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mog View Post
    Because we still need to live! closest thing to a Mars Bar...mmmm.

    I get what you are saying, but if you take a chilled 'eat whole foods, meat veg and little fruit' approach, rather than analysing every macronutrient, it is a nice treat to end the day. I have to stop myself at 2. I eat them with shredded coconut, very slowly...
    +1!!!!!

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