Date syrup has been around for thousands of years and is a staple item in most Middle Eastern and Indian households. In these cultures dates and date by products like date syrup, are regarded with a lot of respect. The antibacterial, health and beautifying properties are ingrained in families and passed on from generation to generation.
The Bible drips with mentions of honey. But what sort of honey? Historians now believe that most biblical mentions of honey refer not to the golden nectar produced by bees, but to a syrup prepared from readily available dates. There’s the Promised Land flowing with milk and honey; its symbolic use at Rosh Hashanah for a sweet new year; and at Shavuot, to represent the sweetness of the gift of the Torah. And then there are those sensual lines in The Song of Songs: “Sweetness drops from your lips, O bride; honey and milk are under your tongue.”