July 24, 2021, 5:41 p.m. by Karuwaki Speaks ( 977 views)

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Dates, known as khajoor or kharjura might look like humble fruits, but they are packed with nutrition and have a lot of health benefits. Additionally, they are high in fibre which is good in clearing the intestinal tract. So, they clearly qualify to be called a superfood.

Most of the calories in dates come from carbs. The rest are from a very small amount of protein. Despite their calories, dates contain some important vitamins and minerals in addition to a significant amount of fiber.

A 100-gram serving provides the following nutrients:

•Calories: 277

•Carbs: 75 grams

•Fiber: 7 grams

•Protein: 2 grams

•Potassium: 20% of the RDI

•Magnesium: 14% of the RDI

•Copper: 18% of the RDI

•Manganese: 15% of the RDI

•Iron: 5% of the RDI

•Vitamin B6: 12% of the RDI

Dates are also high in polyphenols & other antioxidants.

Dates have a very high sugar content relative to the rest of their nutritional value, but have a low glycemic index. People who have diabetes, should be mindful of their total sugar intake when consuming dates.

Health Benefits:

•Very Nutritious

•High in Fiber

•May Promote Brain Health

•Excellent Natural Sweetener

•Promotes Digestion

•Improves Skin

•Good for bones

•Assists in weight gain

Dried dates are a better source of iron and calcium than fresh dates. Fresh dates are a better source of vitamin C. A 100gm serving of dried dates contains about 82 mg of calcium, 8 mg Iron and 0mg vitamin C. Vitamin C is not stable and can be destroyed by storage and heat.

Dates are definitely worth adding to your diet, as they are both nutritious and delicious.

Disclaimer: This article is not a substitute for qualified medical advice. Before using or ingesting ANY herb or plant for medicinal purposes or otherwise, please consult a physician or a medical herbalist for advice.

Comments (2)

Mini 2 years, 5 months ago
Super food!
AnonymousUser 1 year, 7 months ago
Nice article.