Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Benefits of Dates Fruit (Khajoor)

Benefits of Dates Fruit (Khajoor) 

Dates are a type of sweet fruit that grows on palm trees. They have been cultivated since approximately 6000 B.C. They grow on the tree for six or seven months before they are ripe enough to eat. There are three main types of dates, which are classified based on the moisture of the flesh: dry, semi-dry and soft. The health benefits of dates are derived from the nutrients they provide.

 Fresh vs. Dried Dates

Fresh DatesDried Dates

Shelf lifeIf kept in an airtight container, stay fresh for up to 8 months if kept refrigerated, or for up to year in the freezerIf refrigerated in an airtight container stay fresh for up to one year, and if in the freezer can last up to five years

Calories 100 gm144 calories317 calories


Carbohydrate33.8 g of carbohydrates75.8 g of carbohydrate
Fibre3.7g fibre3.9g fibre
Protein1.2 g of protein2.5 g of protein
Fat0.4g fat0.4g fat


Calcium22 mg of calcium120 mg of calcium
Iron 0.96 g of iron7.3 mg of iron
Source:- Nutritive value of indian foods



Dates are a good source of energy. Up to 80 percent of the date flesh is sugar that the body can easily access for energy. Fresh dates have a somewhat lower percentage of sugar because they contain more moisture than dried dates, and the sugar in dried dates is more concentrated, but fresh dates are still a good source of carbohydrates. Fresh date is made of soft, easily digestible flesh with simple sugars like fructose and dextrose that when eaten replenishes energy and revitalizes the body instantly; thus, for these qualities, dates are being used to breakfast during Ramadan months. 


Dates are a particularly good source of calcium, which helps promote strong teeth and bones. Dried Dates are an excellent source of iron, being a component of hemoglobin inside the red blood cells, determines the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood.

In addition, They are good in potassium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that help controlling heart rate and blood pressure; thus offers protection against stroke and coronary heart diseases.


The fruit is rich in dietary fiber. Most of the fiber is of the insoluble type, meaning that its major health-promoting effect is to add bulk to stool and help food move through the intestinal tract. The fiber content helps to protect the colon mucous membrane by decreasing exposure time and as well as binding to cancer causing chemicals in the colon. It prevents dietary LDL cholesterol absorption in the gut.

They contain many health benefitting flavonoid polyphenolic antioxidants known as tannins. Tannins are known to have anti-infective, anti-inflammatory, and anti-hemorrhagic (prevent easy bleeding tendencies) properties.

Low Fat

Another health benefit of dates is that they are low fat. In 100 g of dates, only a fraction of a gram is saturated fats.
Muslims generally break their fast by eating dates. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is reported to have said: “Break your fast by eating dates as it is purifying.”

So go ahead have a few dates everyday whether dried or fresh as u wish just enjoy the benefits.............


  1. how is it that the protein content increases after mere drying

    1. you want scientific reason or a casual explanation?

    2. Maybe because the juices build up as they sit and dry out like making wine might be

  2. dried dates hv less water in them which makes them more concentrated

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  8. What are dates similar to eating them fresh off the tree a cherry or grapes no one sales them fresh they only sale um fresh and sticky so i eat them as my snack their to me like a sticky really sweet may-Apple if anyone would eat these they'd eat a may-Apple fruit if you can find them

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