Here is a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth without sugar. Unlike any of the processed or refined sugars, DATES are a WHOLE FOOD which means they contain fiber, vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, antioxidants and micronutrients. ALL SUGARS whether you call them raw, organic, agave, brown rice syrup or maple syrup are nutritionally dereft and highly caloric. Sugar is sugar is sugar is sugar. So eat the FRUIT, the WHOLE FRUIT, and nothing but the WHOLE FRUIT.