Date Paste or Fig Paste — What’s the Difference?

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Sticky sweet date paste has so many uses. But for some, it can be a bit too sweet. Have you ever considered fig paste as an alternative for date paste, a bulk ingredient you’ll find indispensable.  Read on to learn more and if you’re searching for date paste near me, you’ll be happy to hear we ship fig paste nationally.

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Dried dates in closeup

Date Paste Comparison to Fig Paste

Blue Ribbon Fig Paste grinds premium California-grown dried figs into paste that can be used as a one-to-one substitute. Compared to date paste, you’ll find fig paste to be more mellow with a stickiness that’s helpful as a binder for products like energy balls or as a filler for sandwich cookie bars, confections, yogurts, cheeses, nutrition bars, and so much more. If pricing is a concern, you’ll find our fig paste offers very competitive, often lower prices, than date paste.

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A jar of healthy date and cocoa paste in a glass jar.

A Variety of Fig Paste Options

Plus, it’s available in a variety of modalities to suit your needs: seeded, de-seeded, or textured. Seeded adds the crunch and sparkle of the dried fruit in the fig paste. The de-seeded option gives you a luscious smooth fig paste, without the seeds and also keeping the health benefits intact. The textured option comes in two forms: soft fig paste or fig slurry. Soft Fig Paste is a scoopable product with a texture reminiscent of peanut butter, using fig concentrate to thin the traditional firmer fig paste ever so slightly so it’s easier to work with. Blue Ribbon Fig Slurry is semi-pourable, made so with Fig concentrate added in for an overall texture similar to fruit jam and easily spread with a spatula.

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Natural Nutrition Boost

The nutritional panel on fig paste is impressive too. Four dried figs, or a 40-gram serving supplies a hearty 14% daily value of dietary fiber, and also have nutrients of concern: potassium (7% DV), calcium (4% DV), and iron (4% DV).

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Ready-to-Use Fig Paste for You

Another idea is to mix them: fig and date paste, bulk ingredients that each bring a depth of flavor complexity and work beautifully together.

We work with a wide swath of commercial food-makers, including bakeries, CPG companies, breweries, pizzerias, and more. Think of us as part of your R+D team and instead of searching for date paste near me, let’s find the right fig paste product for your next project.  

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