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Date Palm, is a palm in the genus
Phoenix, extensively cultivated for
its edible sweet fruit. Due to its
long history of cultivation for fruit,
its exact native distribution is
unknown, but probably originated
somewhere in the desert oases of
northern Africa, and perhaps also
southwest Asia.
The Benefits of Eating Dates
Date is the name of the fruit of the
Date Palm, which is believed to
have originated somewhere inthe
desert oases of northern Africa
and, perhaps, southwest Asia. The
people of the Middle East have
consumed dates, as a part of their
staple diet, since centuries, mainly
owing to its high nutritional value.
Apart frombeing rich in natural
fibers, dates also comprise of a lot
of other nutrients, like oil, calcium,
sulfur, iron,
manganese, copper, magnesium,
etc. Dates are - in a
In the following lines, we have
listed the various health and
nutrition benefits of eating dates.
Nutritional Value of Dates
Given below is the amount of
nutrients in 100 gm of dates :
• Sodium - 2 mg
• Total Carbohydrates - 75 gm
• Dietary Fiber - 8 gm
• Sugars - 63 gm
• Protein - 2 gm
• Vitamin - A 10 IU
• Vitamin C - 0.4 mg
• Vitamin E - 0.05 mg
• Vitamin K - 2.7 mcg
• Thiamin - 0.052 mg
• Riboflavin - 0.066 mg
• Niacin - 1.274 mg
• Vitamin B6 - 0.165 mg
• Vitamin B12 - 0 mcg
• Folate - 19 mcg
• Pantothenic Acid - 0.589 mcg
• Calcium - 39 mg
• Iron - 1.02 mg
• Magnesium - 43 mg
• Phosphorus - 62 mg
• Potassium - 656 mg
• Sodium - 2 mg
• Zinc - 0.29 mg
• Copper - 0.206 mg
• Manganese - 0.262 mg
• Selenium - 3 mcg
• Total Fat - 0.39 mg
• Saturated Fat - 0.032 mg
• Monounsaturated Fat - 0.036 mg
• Polyunsaturated Fat - 0.019 mg
Health & Nutrition Benefits of
Eating Dates
Since dates get digested very
easily, they are used for supplying
quick energy and repairing waste.
Milk, when boiled with dates,
become a very nutritious and
invigorating drink for children and
adults, especially during
The nicotinic content in dates
makes them an excellent cure for
intestinal disturbances.
Regular consumption of dates has
been found to check the growth of
pathological organismsand help in
the growth of friendly bacteria in
the intestines.
Being a laxative food, dates have
been found to be beneficialfor
suffering from constipation.
For alcoholic intoxication, drinking
water, in which fresh dates have
been rubbed or soaked, is said to
be quite effective.
Studies have shown that
consumption of dates, soaked
overnight and crushed, is good for
those who have a weak heart.
It has been seen that dates serve
as a tonic for improving sex
stamina as well as sterility due to
functional disorders.
Researches have revealed that
dates are effective in preventing
abdominal cancer.
Dates have a tonic effect and thus,
hold value as medicines.

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