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Benefits of Eating Dates

The following are the health benefits of eating dates:

  • Excellent nutritional profile rich in Vitamins & Minerals including Calcium, Vitamin K and Magnesium


  • High in Fibre which lowers the risk of heart disease, helps with digestion and prevents constipation


  • Contains Selenium which is a Antioxidants that helps to prevent tissue and cell damage from toxins


  • Contains Folate which is a B vitamin involved in healthy red blood cell formation and important in pregnancy


  • Excellent Natural Sweetener


A 100gram serving provides the following nutrients:

Calories: 277

Carbs: 75grams

Fibre: 7grams

Protein: 2grams

Potassium: 20% of the RDI

Magnesium: 14% of the RDI

Copper: 18% of the RDI

Manganese: 15% of the RDI

Iron: 5% of the RDI

Vitamin B6: 12% of the RDI

In summary, dates are a good source of energy boost as they are high in natural sugars.  They help relieve intoxication so it can help cure your hangover due to the high fructose content.  Dates are a great superfood great for bone health, due to the combination of minerals such as magnesium and copper.  High in soluble fiber dates can help relieve constipation by promoting healthy digestion and also lowers cholesterol.  As they are high in potassium they aid in keeping your heart healthy.  Dates also help to reduce inflammation and reverse Anemia due to the magnesium & iron content.

Dates are a great alternative to unhealthy treats - they are naturally sweet and taste great!  

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