Dates are sweet on the inside and the outside, and before long you’ll be sweet on dates too.
Dates are leathery and caramel-y snacks that are hard to resist. This fruit was originally cultivated about 8,000 years ago in present-day Iraq. Because of their low water and high sugar content, it takes many months for them to go bad.
This made the fruit ideal for nomadic life possible in the hot and dry regions of the Middle East and North Africa. With their many uses and benefits, dates are the “tree of life” in the Middle East and the national symbol of Saudi Arabia and Isreal.
Dates are rich in history and also in nutrients. One cup of dates contains about 400 calories. In just one cup, you get 27% of the daily recommended requirement of potassium and 48% of daily fiber needs. What’s more, very few people are allergic to this fruit. Now that’s worth celebrating!
They are also an excellent source of fiber, potassium, and copper. The insoluble and soluble fiber found in dates cleanses the gastrointestinal system while boosting heart health, making sure that your bowels and blood flow smoothly. Dates are also rich in magnesium. Magnesium is most well known for its anti-inflammatory benefits, but it can also reduce blood pressure and the risk of stroke.
Dates help with weight loss, iron-deficiency anemia, respiratory health, pregnancy deliveries, brain performance, and even chronic conditions such as arthritis. So, why wait? Grab a date today.
Related Proverbs & Quotes
- Don’t show me the palm tree, show me the dates.
- From little date seeds, great things are born.
- He has fallen from the donkey but has found a date.
- If heaven drops a date, open your mouth.
- Mock the palm tree only when the date harvest is over.
- Swallow a date with its stone.