Over the past five years of talking tahini, we discovered silan and all of its incredible attributes. Because it has a similar “story” to tahini, we decided to introduce it to our product mix. Silan is a delicious, nutritious and versatile ingredient that is made from one agricultural product – in this instance, dates!
We took a look at the other date syrup options in the US and many included citric acid and added sugar. Just like our commitment to high-quality sesame seeds and our thoughtful manufacturing processes, we wanted to replicate this with Silan, through sourcing high-quality dates and refined processes to make an all-natural date syrup.
Similarly to tahini five years ago when we started Soom Foods, Silan has been under-utilized in American kitchens. We believe that there is so much potential for Silan to become an essential pantry item, in the ways that tahini is now. Not to mention, silan is a wonderful complement to tahini. Tahini & silan go together like peanut butter and jelly – they make a phenomenal pair.
Throughout our discovery of silan, we’ve been understanding the syrup as a substitute for honey, maple syrup, molasses, agave, and even refined sugar.