Date syrup is made from dried dates and adds a rich sweetness to recipes. It is promoted as a healthier and more natural alternative to brown sugar, although it is quite expensive. Date honey, date syrup or date molasses is a thick brown, very sweet fruit syrup extracted from dates. It is widely used in North Africa and the Middle East for cooking. It is a natural excellent sweetener, very versatile and can be used wherever molasses, sugar, and syrup are traditionally used. Date syrup is made in a way that all the nutrients and goodness in the dates are preserved. The date syrup is sweet and good for making cakes, biscuits, bread, muffins, fruit bars, and desserts. Dates are a good source of vitamins, potassium, and fibers.