Dates (Phoenix dactylifera) are an edible sweet fruit of Date Palm trees belongs to the family Arecaceae. They are widely cultivated across the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia, and many tropical regions worldwide. Depending on the variety, the color of fresh dates ranges from bright red to bright yellow. Dates can be eaten as both fresh or dried. In addition to sweetness, dates also contain essential vitamins and minerals. Medjool and Deglet Noor dates are the most commonly consumed varieties.
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Nutrition in Dates
According to the USDA data, the nutritional value of Deglet Noor dates (100 g) are as follows.
Nutrition Table of Dates (100g)
Vitamins in Dates
According to the USDA data, vitamins and their quantity in Deglet Noor dates (100 g) are as follows.
Pantothenic acid (B5)
Nutrition Table of Vitamins in Dates (100g)
Minerals in Dates
According to the USDA data, minerals and their quantity in Deglet Noor dates (100 g) are as follows.
Nutrition Table of Minerals in Dates (100g)
Health benefits of Dates
Support heart health
Improve bone health
Blood sugar control
Improve brain health
Promote natural Labor
Is people with diabetes can eat dates?
Dates are very high in sweet content. Hence, eating dates in moderation is unlikely to excessively increase a person’s blood sugar, even if they have diabetes.
Is eating dates during pregnancy is good?
Yes. Dates are a great source of folate, an essential nutrient required during pregnancy because it prevents severe birth defects such as spina bifida.
What are the most popular Middle Eastern dates varieties?
Barhi, Thoory, Halawi, Medjool, Khadrawy, Deglet Noor, Fard, Zahidi, Dayri, Zaghloul are the most popular Middle Eastern dates varieties.