Dates come with combination of craving sweetness and wholesome nutrition. They come in different varieties in which the black dates and red ones are very available.
Black dates are believed to have originated around in Iraq, and have been cultivated since ancient times from Mesopotamia to prehistoric Egypt.
The ancient egyptians use dates to make wine and ate them at harvest. Fossil records proved that the date palm have existed for atleast 50 million years.
Black dates contains a seed of 2-2.5 cm long and 6-8 mm thick which is surrounded by a sweet pulp that gets sticky when they ripen.
Dates are loaded with lot of sugar which people may think it’s unhealthy for them, but they are a good source of iron and fiber which is a one of the best home remedies for treating anemia and constipation.
Archaeological evidence of cultivation of dates was present in Saudi Arabia sixth millennium BCE. The fiber rich dates slows digestion and prevents the spiking of blood sugar levels. As the dates dry, they become even more concentrated.
In the bible, palm trees are referring to a symbol of prosperity and triumph.
- English : Dates
- Tamil : Perichampazham
- Malayalam : Eenthapazham / Eethapazham
- Telugu : Kharjoora / Kharjoora Pandu
- Kannada : Kharjoora / Eachalu
- Hindi : Khajur
- Bengali : Khejoor
- Gujarati : Khajur
- Konkani : Khajjoor / Kaajjuru
- Marathi : Khajur / Kharik
- Oriya : Khajura / Khajuri
- Punjabi : Khajur
- Tulu : Karjoora
Our standard dates are taken from 100% best quality dates. These dates are under well observation till the ripening process and manufactured in a good process.
Dates are tropical stone fruits that come from date palm tree. The scientific name of date palm trees phoenix dactylifera.
Ripening takes place in four stages.
4. Sun dried
The dates always hang on the tree until the final stage but most often harvested earlier for a perfect drying process. Dates which always contain moisture so they need a cool place to be get or to be refrigerated.
Nature and taste
The taste of the dates are mouth drooling chewier and more like a caramelly raisin.These dates are wrinkled outside with delightful taste inside.
The fruits ripen in large clusters, morphing in colour and texture. They have a rich intensive caramel taste that you can’t beleive that you are eating a fruit! But dates aren’t dried or dehydrated completely.
Do you want to make sure that your dates aren’t overly dried? The skin will be little translucent with minimal tears. Your dates are quick savoring toppings for salads, ice-cream and milkshakes.
Dates are everywhere! They are wrapped into wheat bread, cakes. Why did we forget that? They are the major ingredient of our Palani panjamirtham (a liquid like sweet made of raisins, dates, banana, honey,yumm….) which is the dish for Hindus who got in temples after worshipping lord Murugan.
Health benefits of dates
1. Zero Cholesterol Snack
Do you know that dates have zero cholesterol and contains very little fat! Including them in smaller quantities can lower your cholesterol level and even assist in weight loss.
2. Rich In Vitamins
Dates contains vitamins like B1, B2, B3 and B5, A1 and C. Apart from keeping healthy, it boosts up our energy levels as well because dates contains natural sugars such as glucose, fructose and sucrose.
3. Improves Bone Health
Dates are rich in selenium, manganese, copper and magnesium.These minerals are essential to keep our bones healthy and preventing osteoporosis and arthritis in old aged people.
4. Prevents Anemia
These iron rich dates do wonders in purification of blood.They help to prevent fatigue, weakness, breathing difficulty of which are the major symptoms of iron deficiency anemias. It also contains fluorine which keeps our teeth healthy and reduces plaque.
5. Good For Skin
Dates are loaded with vitamin C and D which works on your skin elasticity and dryness and makes your skin to stay smooth.These dates have anti-aging properties and prevent the accumulation of melanin in our body. This improves our skin tone.
6. May Promote Natural Labor
Dates have the capacity to ease late term labor in pregnant women. They promote cervix dilatation and reduce the risks for induced labor.
The compounds in dates bind to oxytocin receptors and appear to mimic the effects of oxytocin in our body.Oxytoxin is a hormone that causes labor contractions during childbirth.
7. Dates For Diabetes
According to experts, diabetics can also benefit from the high fibre content of dates. It is okay to eat 2-3 dates a day for diabetics so long as they maintain a healthy lifestyle. Anything should be eaten in moderation.
8. Rich In Proteins
Dates are loaded source of protein which helps in keeping us fit and keeping our muscles strong. Your body uses proteins to build and repair tissues and produce enzymes, hormones and body chemicals.
9. Strengthens The Nervous System
There are lots of potassium and contains very little sodium which is very beneficial for your nervous system. They help regulate fluid balance, muscle contractions and nerve signal and prevents water retention which causes edema.
They also have evidence whichs wonders to improve cognitive health.
10. Improves Digestion
Epigastric problems are major problem in elders. Taking dates regularly helps to ease digestion since they are rich in fibre content.
11. Effective For Constipation
Constipation is the difficulty in passing stools due to irregular bowel movement and insufficient water intake. As I have said earlier, dates are loaded sources of fibre which helps to regulate bowel movements and adding bulks to stools. This prevents constipation easily.
12. Instant Energy Booster
How can we forget this? According to the European food Council information, they are rich source of carbohydrates which provides us instant and long lasting energy.
13. Hair Health
Black dates take care of everything including our health. The content more than of Vitamin and minerals to to provide a healthy hair and prevent split ends caused by vitamin deficiencies.
- People with digestive disorders should be careful to eat dates as they take longer time to digest. People suffering from gastritis, colitis should consume black dates in limited quantities. They are not recommended before bedtime.
- Diabetics should not eat dates in larger amount. They can take one or two at any time.
- Dates are a rich source of potassium so consumption of dates in a high amount will lead to hyperkalemia which can be dangerous.
- Does dates cause you a runny nose? Well, it may not be a good snack for you and dates allergy may trigger asthma. 80% of people who are asthmatic have mold allergies which are also found in dried fruits like dates.
The height of black date palm tree reach about 23 metres to the sky. There hungs our dates in bright red clusters in a tall unreached height.
But we don’t need to climb up the whole tree under the hot sun to taste the chewy delicious mouth savoring dates! Life is easy now!
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