Interesting Facts About Dates


  • The date palm is a very salt tolerant tree and will grow well in alkaline soils where other plants will not. They are sometimes irrigated with ocean water.

  • Dates are free from cholesterol and contain very low fat. Dates are rich in vitamins and minerals.
  • They are rich source of protein, dietary fiber and rich in vitamin B1, B2, B3 and B5 along with vitamin A1 and C.
  • Dates are rich in potassium and reduced in sodium. This helps regulate a healthy nervous system. Researches have revealed the fact that potassium intake up to a certain extent can reduce risk of stroke. Dates also help in lowering of the LDL cholesterol.
  • If you suffer from any kind of intestinal problem then making dates a significant part of the meals are one of several actions that you could decide to try deal with this kind of difficulty.
  • Date palms are like giant solar collectors. They require at least 100 sunny days of 100 degrees for best fruit production. Over the 7 month growing season, which includes Summer, they store the intense energy of the desert in their fruit.
  • Ripe dates consist of potassium. Potassium is helpful for managing looseness of the bowels. They may be very easily digestible, which will help to deal up with the difficulties of diarrhea. Potassium can also be required to sustain a healthy and balanced central nervous system.
  • Bedouin tribes of the Middle East, who eat a high percentage of dates in their diet, have one of the lowest rates of cancer.
  • Dates have high iron content and are very useful in treating anemia. The patients can eat many dates for better advantages. Dates also have fluorine that slows down the process of tooth decay.
  • It helps increase one’s sexual stamina. Soak one handful of dates in goat’s milk overnight. In the morning grind the dates in the milk and add honey and cardamom powder and drink it.

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