Dates for health

Dates are perhaps most well-known for having high levels of dietary fibre. Experts advise on including around 25g of fibre a day from food alone, and dates are a wonderful option.

Compared to other fruits, dates are also extremely high in polyphenols that act as natural antioxidants, which improves overall digestion and reduces inflammation. They are also the richest source of dietary minerals that supports many of the body’s biochemical and cellular functions, and maintains optimum blood pressure.

More recently, there has also been encouraging evidence that suggests that the antioxidants, dietary fibre and phytochemical compounds in dates can help protect against many types of cancers.


Are dates good for you?

Dates are an excellent source of nutrition. Studies show that adding just two to three organic dates to your daily diet is beneficial for many reasons. These natural gems are filled with essential minerals such as copper, magnesium, manganese, zinc, calcium, iron and potassium that helps to regulate blood pressure, reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and supports healthy bones, among other benefits.

• A rich source of fibre, a small serving of just three dates contains almost 25% of the recommended daily fibre intake.
• Dates contain 50% more heart-healthy potassium than bananas by weight.
• Dates contain absolutely no cholesterol, fat or sodium, making it the perfect guilt-free treat.
• Thanks to its nutritional value, dates are often the first food fed to babies in the Middle East.

Daily diet

Dates as ingredients

Dates could be used in home recipes, as the rich, almost creamy dried fruit of date palm trees that originated in the Middle-East.
They are easily turned into date paste and date syrup, natural sweetener for coffee and baking as well as confectionery industry.
Dates could be used easily in houses to make healthy recipes including date shake, date bread, date cakes, homemade date syrup, date bites with nuts, date salad, …
The more accustomed we are to using dates, the decreased risk of any type of diabetes we face.