Dates are the fruit of the date palm tree, which grows in many tropical parts of the world. In the past few years, dates have become very popular. Almost every date sold in the West is dried. From how they look, you can tell if dates have been dried or not. If their skin is wrinkled, it means they are dry, but if it is smooth, they are fresh. Depending on the type, fresh dates range in size and colour from small and bright red to small and bright yellow. The most common kinds of dates to eat are Medjool and Deglet Noor. Dates are chewy and taste sweet. They also have a lot of important nutrients and can be used in many different ways.
This article will talk about 7 ways that eating dates is good for your health and how to add them to your diet.
7. Dates Are Very Nutritious
Dates have an excellent nutrition profile.
Because they are dried, they have more calories than fresh fruit. Dates have about the same calories as other dried fruits like raisins and figs. They get most of their calories from carbs. The rest come from a tiny bit of protein.
Dates are high in calories, but they also have some essential vitamins and minerals and a lot of fibre.
A 3.5-ounce (100-gram) serving provides the following nutrients:
Carbs: 75 grams
Fibre: 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 also have a lot of antioxidants, which may be a reason why they are good for your health.