Date sugar , also called date sweetener, is a specialty among the various sugar alternatives. Birch sugar (also called xylitol and xylitol), stevia extract, stevia leaves, coconut blossom sugar, yacon powder and palm sugar all serve more or less as sugar substitutes. Unlike the sugar alternatives mentioned above, date sugar is a wholesome food. Because it consists of dried and ground dates. And that’s why with the sugar you also take all the nutrients that dates provide.