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Let’s Talk About Dates (The fruit)

Dates are:

– a good source of fibre

– a good source of energy

– a good source of sugar

– contains essential minerals such as calcium, iron phosphorus, sodium, potassium, zinc and magnesium

– contains essential vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, Vitamin A, and Vitamin K

Health Benefits of Dates

– promotes heart health

– helps in the management of allergies

– helps relieve constipation

– supports the nervous system

– helps strengthen bones

– helps in the management of weight issues

– helps digestive issues

– boosts energy levels

– some consider dates an aphrodisiac

– helps minimise the effects of a hangover


Obidake M., (2018) Dates Fruit: A very good fruit to increase sexual stamina. Create Space Publishing.

Nasrawalla N. (2011) Dates: A global history. Reaktion Books

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