Nutritional Facts

Why Dates are Nature’s Healthy Snack…

Vitamin A

Plays a role in the development and maintenance of healthy skin, hair, eyes, immune functions and reproduction.

Magnesium

 Sometimes called the “anti – stress mineral”, magnesium aids in the regulation of blood pressure and helps in the prevention of dental caries.

Vitamins B

 Help fuel the body by converting blood sugar into energy. It is essential for the nervous system, cardiovascular and muscular functions.

Vitamin E

Contributes to a healthy circulatory system and improves wound healing.

Potassium

Helps regulate major body functions, including normal heart rhythm, blood pressure, nerve impulses, and muscle contractions.

Iron

Functions primarily as a carrier of oxygen in the body. Iron also aids in energy metabolism and work performance, due to its effect on the blood cells’ efficiency.

Phosphorous

Contributes to a healthy bone and teeth structure, as well as other cells in the body.

How to Select

For fresh dates, choose dates with smooth skin, and which aren’t broken on the surface. For dried dates, choose dates where the skin is attached to the stem, and have a clean, shiny appearance.

How to Store

Fresh dates can be refrigerated  for up to one week or frozen for up to one year..  Dried dates, can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for several months or refrigerated for up to a year. 

Nutrition Benefits

Dates are fat free, saturated fat free, cholesterol free, sodium free, and a good source of fiber. Dates have a natural balance of many minerals such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper, iron, selenium, and potassium.