Due to dates high nutritional value, a handful of pitted dates will help you meet your recommended daily value for fruit.
A single serving of California dates contains around 240 milligrams of potassium, which is around 7% of the recommended daily value. Dates also have about three times the potassium of bananas!
With almost 7 grams of fiber in a 3.5 ounce serving, including Deglet Noor dates in your diet is a great way to increase your fiber intake. The fiber in dates help slow digestion and may help prevent blood sugar levels from spiking too high after eating. They also have a low glycemic index which measures how quickly your blood sugar rises after eating a certain food.
Our sweet dates provide a variety of antioxidants, these antioxidants help your body protect from free radicals that may cause harmful reactions in your body that lead to disease. In comparison to other types of fruit, dates have the highest antioxidant levels by volume. Some of the highest antioxidants in dates are;
Flavonoids – Helps with inflammation and has been studied in reducing diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and different types of cancer.
Carotenoids – Promotes heart health and may also help reduce the risk of eye related disorders.
Phenolic Acid – May help lower the risk of cancer and heart disease