About Dates

Dates are rich in vitamins and minerals. They contain calcium, sulfur, iron, potassium, phosphorus, manganese, copper and magnesium which are beneficial to health.

It is believed that the consumption of one date of this exotic fruit daily will be sufficient for maintaining a balanced and healthy diet.

You can eat dates as you eat other dried fruits or add them to your cup of milk, breakfast, etc.

Fresh dates are soft and easily digestible, containing simple sugars such as fructose and dextrose. When consumed, they refresh the body’s energy immediately. In our country, mainly dried dates are on sale.

The fruit is rich in fibres which does not allow bad cholesterol to be absorbed from food. Dates are also a good laxative.

Dates are an opulent source of vitamin A which is known to have antioxidant properties and is very important for vision. Vitamin A helps also to keep skin in healthy condition. The consumption of fruits rich in vitamin A reduces the risk of cancer in the lungs and the oral cavity.

The fruit is also very rich in antioxidant flavonoids such as beta carotene, lutein and others. These antioxidants have the capacity to protect the body from free radicals. Dates are an excellent source of iron.

The nutritional value of dates derives from the expedient mineral balance within them

Food composition:
Information for 100 g
Calories 282
Fat calories 3
Total Fats 0.39 g
Saturated fat 0.03 g
Polyunsaturated fat 0.02 g
Monounsaturated fat 0.04 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 2 mg
Potassium 656 mg
Total Carbohydrates 75.03 g
Fibres 8 g
Sugars 63.35 g
Sucrose 23.840 g
Glucose 19.870 g
Fructose 19.560 g
Maltose 0.120 g
Proteins 2.45 g
Water 20.53 ml
Vitamin A 10 IU
Vitamin C 0.4 mg
Vitamin E 0.05 mg
Vitamin B6 0.17 mg
Vitamin B5 1 mg
Vitamin K 2.7 mg
Calcium 39 mg
Iron 1.02 mg
Thiamin 0.05 mg
Riboflavin 0.07 mg
Niacin 1.27 mg
Phosphorus 62 mg
Magnesium 43 mg
Zinc 0.29 mg
Selenium 3 mg
Copper 0.21 mg
Manganese 0.26 mg
Beta carotene 6 mkg
Choline 6.3 mg
Alanine 0.08 g
Arginine 0.14 g
Aspartic acid 0.21 g
Valine 0.07 g
Glutamic acid 0.36 g
Glycine 0.1 g.
Isoleucine 0.05 g
Leucine 0.08 g
Lysine 0.07 g
Proline 0.13 g
Serine 0.06 g
Threonine 0.04 g
Tryptophan 0.01 g
Tyrosine 0.02 g
Phenylalanine 0.05 g
Histidine 0.03 g
Cysteine 0.07