Bedouin Fresh Date Sweet (Rangina) (Gluten Free)
17 mins (prep 10, cooking 7)
5 ingredients
1 servings
A simple delicious Gulf Arabian sweet. perfect with coffee or tea. Dates have always been of prime importance to survival in the desert. They are an ideal food, relatively cheap, easy to transport, and provide excellent nutrition. Recipe modified from The Complete Middle East Cookbook by Tess Mallos. Edit: This has been revised March 15, 2010 I don't use measuring spoons & cups so my guess of butter was off and has being corrected.

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  • 7 fresh dates (depending on size, i have used sweetened al-noor dates of tunisia which are normally soaked in corn )
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons butter (a guess, please add as needed to a consistency of a thick sauce)
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 dashes freshly ground cardamom


Serving Size (127.32 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 665.62 Calories from Fat 490.41
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 54.49g 83.83%
Saturated Fat 34.27g 171.34%
Trans Fat 2.18g %
Cholesterol 143.09mg 47.7%
Sodium 428.98mg 17.87%
Total Carbohydrate 39.54g 13.18%
Dietary Fiber 1.4 g 5.59%
Sugars 0.18 g %
Protein 5.91g 11.83%
Vitamin A 1664.24IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 23.74mg% Iron 2.42mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
fresh, freshly ground cardamom