The origin of dates seem to have been lost in antiquity but are believed to have deep roots in Southern Iraq, Mesopotamia. Dates today are grown and harvested in America, Egypt, the Middle East, Iraq Pakistan and Morocco. They are considered the ‘food of the heavens’. With a sweet nectar-like taste combines with a nutty flavour the date is a scrumptious treat or easy on the go snack. It packs a punch with almost every essential mineral and gives you an energy boost.
Dates have numerous benefits such as, intestinal disorders, heart related problems, relief from constipation, sexual dysfunction, abdominal cancer, and many others. Dates are a healthy way to gain weight, due to their high sugar content, or weight-loss if fasting. They are rich in several vitamins, minerals and fibre. These delicious fruits contain oil, calcium, iron, potassium, sulphur, manganese, phosphorous, copper and magnesium, which are all incredibly beneficial for your health! It is recommended according to health specialists to eat one date per day for a balanced healthy diet.
There are several ways in which people can consume dates, such as mixing the paste of the dates with milk, yoghurt or with bread or butter to make them even more delicious. You can also mix them in salads to sweeten and enrich the texture, or make numerous date-based deserts. It is recommended to eat dates if you are recovering from an injury or illness.
Product of Iran.
Nutritional Information (per 100g serve):