Dates are a fruit rich in health benefits. It is a typical food of Mediterranean Africa and western Asian countries. They are rich in iron, vitamins and mineral salts. They contain natural sugars that make them suitable for sweetening foods and beverages. Regular consumption of dates can help lower cholesterol. They are also a real natural anti-inflammatory suitable for colds and irritations to the respiratory tract.
Dates do not contain cholesterol and have a low amount of fat. They represent a good source of plant fibers and B vitamins, such as vitamin B1, B2, B3 and B5. They also contain vitamin C. They contribute to the proper functioning of the digestive system, due to the presence of both soluble and insoluble fibers and different types of amino acids. They are an energy source immediately available to the body, due to their natural sugar content, such as fructose.