Friday 30 August 2013

Dates : A Nutritional Supplement

Dates are the sweet, nutrient, delicious fruit. It consists of lot of minerals. These are different varieties of dates depending on shape, size, colour, taste and types. Dates exist in 3 types:
  •  Soft
  •  Semi-Dry
  •  Dry

Some of the soft dates are Barhee, Halawy, Khadrawy, Medjool. Similarly some of the semi-dry dates are Dayri, Deglet Noor, Zahdi and Thoory is one of the dry dates.Date palms can take 4 to 8 years after planting before they will bear fruit, and produce viable furnish for commercial harvest between 7 to 10 years.Mature date palms can yields 80–120 kilograms of dates per harvest season.

  •  Dates are an excellent source of Iron, Potassium and Fiber.
  •  They are also rich in minerals like calcium, manganese, copper, and magnesium. Calcium is an important mineral that is an essential constituent of bone and teeth, and required by the body for muscle contraction, blood clotting, and nerve impulse conduction. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. Copper is required for the production of red blood cells. Magnesium is essential for bone growth.
  •  Dates are treated as Energy Booster. As dates are rich in natural sugars like glucose, fructose and sucrose. Therefore they are the perfect snack for an immediate burst of energy.
  •  The fruit has adequate levels of B-complex group of vitamins as well as vitamin K.
  •  Dates are an excellent remedy for alcoholic intoxication.
  •  An effective remedy for Weak heart. Dates soaked in water overnight and then crushed in the same water (remove the seed) in the morning, at least twice a week can make your heart strong.
  •  Dates can relief from constipation, intestinal disorders, anaemia, sexual dysfunction, diarrhoea, abdominal cancer, and many other conditions.
  •  The nervous system can get a lot of help from consuming dates due to potassium content in it.