The date palm has been cultivated since 600 B.C. The date fruit is one of the sweetest fruits around and also come in different varieties.
Nigerians in the North call it “Dabino”.
Although dates can be eaten fresh, the fruit is very often dried, resembling raisims and plums. But whether fresh or dry, the health benefits of dates are still just as plentiful.
If you are loking for fiber, potassium, or copper, look no further than dates. While dates are rich in many vital nutrients and therefore offer many health benefits, the fruit is so small that you will have to consume a large quantity to enjoy the necessary benefits.
The following nutritional data outlines some of the nutrients found in dates, and is based on a 100g serving of the fruit.
+) Fiber————6.7 grams 27% RDA
+) Potassium—–696 milligrams 20% RDA
+) Copper———0.4 milligrams 18% RDA
+) Manganese—0.3 milligrams 15% RDA
+) Vitamin B6—-0.2 milligrams 12% RDA
Notes: Dates are high in sugar contents coming in at a whopping 66.5 grams per 100 gram servings in fruits . It is recommended to lessen sugar consumption as much as possible, even when the sugar is being consumed in the fruit.
A Summary of Its Benefits
Reduced blood pressure
Boosting heart health
Reduced Stroke risk
Healthy pregnancy and delivery
Iron deficiency anemia
Prevents colon cancer