Our date syrup stands out with its delicious taste and high quality. It has a rich fruit flavour and only natural sugars. But there’s more to it than that!
What makes our syrup so special?
Frumarco’s date syrup is gluten-free, contains no preservatives, and it doesn’t crystallise. These unique characteristics make our date syrup so special. It’s among the favourite products of both our clients and business-to-business customers.
Besides a mouth-watering taste, our date syrup has a guaranteed high quality. Like all of the Frumarco’s products, it represents the latest trends and meets the strictest food safety requirements of the IFS Higher Level.
As far as packaging is concerned, there are various options – cups, glasses, cans, buckets, barrels, containers or tankers. Whichever you choose, there’s a possibility to place your own branding on it.
For business-to-business customers, Frumarco supplies date syrup as an ingredient for other foodstuffs. The fruit syrup is often used as an unrefined and natural substitute for sugar and honey. The exotic date syrup can give a surprising taste to your products as well as extended shelf life.
The production process
We watch closely the whole production process, from the beginning to the end. That’s how we make sure that our date syrup has the best quality possible. Because only the best quality continues the tradition!
But let us guide you through the whole process. It all starts with importing the dates from the Mediterranean Sea area.
To be able to squeeze juice from the dates, they must be cooked in large stainless steel boilers for 2 to 3 hours. During the cooking, the sugar from the fruits, therefore the juice itself, turns brown due to the Maillard reaction.
Removing the pits and pressing
The pits are carefully removed from the dates. Afterwards, the fruit mass is being pressed through the filter bags of a large press; thus the precious juice is separated from the pulp. The pulp is also not thrown away as it’s a very nutritious animal feed.
The juice which comes out from the press is still quite diluted and doesn’t have a long shelf life. That’s why it needs to be thickened. It’s being purified and afterwards – evaporated. After the evaporation, the juice contains 60% less water. It becomes a concentrate which can be conserved and stored.
When the date syrup has passed our checks, it can be poured into the packaging units of choice. Once filled up, they must cool down before being put in boxes.
After all these steps, the production process is successfully completed. To make sure our date syrup is up to Frumarco’s high standards, we keep an eye on it the whole time. Exactly as we’ve been doing ever since 1852!