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Dates are high source of essential nutrients like vitamins, minerals and proteins which are very beneficial for overall wellbeing and controlling health illnesses like cholesterol, fat, constipation, anemia and hypertension. Dates are suitable for all age groups, from children to elders.

Dates are also known as Phoenix dactylifera. It is a flowering plant from the palm family, Arecaceae. Dates are popularly called khajoor in Hindi and kharjuramu in Telugu. Dates are one of the oldest cultivated fruits grown in the regions of the Arabian Peninsula, North Africa, and the Middle East for thousands of years. They are believed to have originated in or near the country of Iraq and cultivated since ancient times. Dates can grow in very hot and dry climates and dates are major source of food and income in the Middle East and North Africa. Dates are packed and processed in a number of ways and are exported to other countries, and other parts of the tree are used for various other purposes. They are available all around the world.

The date is a one seeded fruit; they are very sweet, have a rich, deep flavour and slightly chewy in texture. Both fresh and dried dates are available but dried dates are rich source of nutrients than the fresh dates. Dates are eaten as a regular dry fruit by most of the people because of their rich source of vitamins and minerals and are very beneficial for the body.

How Dates help us :

Dates provide several benefits for our health, skin and hair. Dates are good source of vitamins and minerals which we need for our overall health. Dates have vitamins like thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin A and vitamin K. Minerals like calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium and zinc are found in dates. Dates are good source of energy, sugar and fibre. They are also known to improve eyesight and night blindness. Dates have no side effects and can be easily included in our diet.
Dates benefit all age groups. Dates are recommended for kids, dates helps in proper growth of children and provides instant energy for kids to get along with their daily activities. Dates contain many nutritional benefits for pregnant women. Date helps to enhance the libido of men, acts as a natural antidote for alcohol intoxication and ideal for a healthy heart.

Benefits of Dates :

Here is the list of amazing health benefits of dates

  • Lowers cholesterol and fat
  • Improves bone health and strength
  • Promotes digestion and treats constipation
  • Boosts energy
  • Helpful for people suffering anemia
  • Reduce allergies
  • Good for healthy heart
  • Good for weight gain
  • Reduces night blindness (Nyctalopia)
  • Controls diarrhea
  • Strengthens the nervous system
  • Protects from macular degeneration
  • Rich in proteins and vitamins
  • Treats iron deficiency
  • Rich in potassium and sodium
  • Controls high BP
  • Good for skin and hair
  • Boost brain activity and enhances concentration
  • Good for bones and healthy teeth

What is the right time to Eat Dates?

Adding dates to our daily diet helps to improve our overall health. Dates can be taken as breakfast and as snack item.

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