Thousands of years ago, people became familiar with the benefits of the date palm and its fruits. One of those advantages is that date syrup can be used as a sweetener. Ancient cuneiform scripts from Mesopotamia (as it was called in the period of about 3400 – 600 BC. The region where present-day Iraq and some parts of Syria, Turkey, and Iran are now located) refer to the syrup as the most important sweetener of the time. This demonstrates how long the use of date syrup has been intertwined with the cuisine of the Middle East. Meanwhile, date syrup is gaining popularity as an alternative sweetener in various kitchens. As a result, date syrup is often used in cakes and desserts, but it also combines excellently with savory dishes such as tajines (fragrant stews), curry dishes or a piece of cheese.