Like mangoes, peaches, and olives, a date is also a single-seed fruit bounded by fleshy outer skin. It is grown in many tropical regions. Palms tree bears dates in small bunches. The most frequently ingested are Deglet and Medjool. The sweet-flavored, chewable date fruits are full of nutrients.
The date fruits are many. The types of dates that are much popular among the people include:
Medjool Dates, Deglet Noor Dates, Piarom Dates, Deglet Noor Dates, Rabbi Dates, Barhi Dates, Dayri Dates, Thoory, Mazafati Dates, Sayer Dates, Khudri Dates, Zahidi Dates, Halawy Dates, Safawi Dates, Sukkari Dates, and Khudri Dates.
Dates fruits are high in natural sugar; so, people, particularly the diabetic, are hesitant to consume them as they think that dates may be harmful for them. However, all these sweet fruits filled with nutrients have made them a superb snack, even for diabetic patients. Farmers produce dates during the fall and the earlier part of winter. So, dates taste nice during this time of year. However, many people like dried dates preserved in sealed containers which last for a long time.
In addition to good taste, dates carry lots of health benefits due to a variety of vitamins, protein, and minerals:
- Dates can protect your body from inflammation because of Polyphenols, plant-based antioxidants that ensure human health.
- Dates are alternative to sugary products as these are sweetened with calorie-free sweets that can satisfy a person’s urge for sweet consumption and at the same time provide vital nutrients, like vitamin B, C, and iron.