WHILE WE HAVE ALWAYS REVELED IN THE SWEET TASTE, SELDOM CONSIDER THE INCREDIBLE BENEFITS OF DATES.
Dates may be considered as an almost ideal food, providing a wide range of essential nutrients and potential health benefits. Dates exceed all FDA criteria for a “healthy” health claim. Through extensive research in various universities around the globe it is evident Dates are a marvelous source of:
Children find Dates to be an easy portable snack and can ease cravings for high calorie, high fat snacks. Perfect substitute for candy and other empty calorie sweets. Dates contain nutrients necessary for growth & health.
• Potassium, Dates contain high amounts of potassium.
• Calcium & Phosphorous
• 6 B Vitamins
• 7 Minerals
• Good Source of Copper
• Good Source of Fiber
NATURAL FUEL FOR YOUR BODY
Dates provide 12% of the recommended daily value for fiber (3 grams) in only 1/4 cup (40g) serving. The insoluble fiber in dates (a type of fiber commonly found in the pits and the skins of the fruit) provides great roughage to clean out your digestive tract.
Date fiber can be an excellent source of dietary fiber that can be used as an ingredient with good functional properties. 84-94% insoluble fiber.
Dates are a good source of copper and supply 18% of the daily value in a 3.5-ounce serving.
Anatomy of the Date
Date fruits develop through five different stages Hanabauk, Kimri, Khalal (or Bisr), Rutab, and Tamr as shown in Fig. 1.
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THE BENEFITS OF DATES ABOUND
• Dates are lower on the glycemic index than bananas and grapes.
• Dates have 2-1/2 times more potassium than bananas.
• Fat Free, Saturated Fat Free, Trans Fat Free, and Cholesterol Free
• Dates are also a source of polyphenols.