- Dates are the fruit of the date palm (Phoenix dactylifera) tree, which is most widely cultivated in the Middle East, North Africa, Central Africa and Southern Asia and Southeast Asia.
- More than 40 varieties of dates are grown in Arabia alone. Depending on variety, dates may be harvested soft, dry or semi-dry.
- Dates have been consumed for at least 7,000 years and appear to have been cultivated for more than two thousand.
- Date seeds can lie dormant for years or even decades when germinating conditions are unfavourable.
- Dates are high in sugar, protein and (when fresh) Vitamin C. They also contain potassium, magnesium, iron, fibre, fat and carbohydrates.
- Dates are easily digested, making them a quick source of energy and nutrients.
- Eating dates at iftar can help your body’s blood glucose levels quickly return to normal.
- Consumption of dates will satisfy the sensation of hunger, which in turn helps avoid overeating.
- Dates can be beneficial in treating constipation, diarrhea and intestinal disorders, and they can help promote a healthy heart. They also help to increase sexual stamina and are believed to be valuable in the prevention and treatment of abdominal cancer.
- Dates aren’t just for people; Arabs in the Sahara are known to use dates as feed for camels, horses and dogs.
Monday, June 22, 2015
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