Dates are classified into four groups in terms of moisture: Rotab, soft dates, semi-dried dates and dried dates. Accordingly, a date with a water content of less than 15% is called a dried date. Because the moisture content of these dates is lower, they spoil later than other dates; Dried dates can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 years. Dried dates have many types and properties, the most important of which are discussed below.
Types of dried dates
Dried date cultivation is done in many groves of the country. Therefore, there are different types of it; But some dried date cultivars are known only among the natives of the region. The most famous dried dates in Iran include the following:
1- Rabbi Dates
2- Zahidi Dates
3- Piarom Dates
4- Sayer Dates
Nutritional value of dried dates
According to nutrition experts, the nutritional value and nutrients found in dried dates and fresh dates are about the same; Therefore, it can be said that dried dates are a great source of a variety of vitamins such as A, B and C and the elements of flora, iron, zinc, potassium and manganese, as well as rich in carbohydrates and protein. Also, the presence of 50% glucose and 25% sucrose in each date seed has caused this fruit to contain large amounts of energy.
In contrast, dried dates have more calories than fresh dates. Also, the fiber in dried dates is more than fresh dates.
Amazing properties of dried dates
Given that the nutrients in dried dates and fresh dates are similar, it can be said that they have similar benefits and properties.
Of course, more calories in dried dates cause it to be more energetic than fresh dates and create a feeling of satiety in a smaller number; Therefore, people who want to lose weight, it is always recommended to use dried dates between meals.
Other benefits of dried dates can be explored in several ways.
Dried dates improve the heart
Studies have shown that potassium and isoflavones of dates are very effective in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Dates also have no cholesterol and its consumption reduces the level of bad cholesterol in the blood, which greatly reduces heart attacks.
Dried dates heal eyesight
Vitamin A in dates has an effective role in increasing eye vision and preventing vision diseases; In traditional medicine, dates were used as antimony. Dried dates also prevent night blindness.
Dried dates are a strong medicine of the gastrointestinal tract
One of the amazing properties of dried dates is the treatment of many disorders and problems related to the gastrointestinal tract. These benefits can be summarized as follows:
- Laxative of dried dates reduces the effects of constipation and indigestion. To be more effective, it is better to soak the dates the night before.
- Dates contain soluble and insoluble fiber along with many amino acids that help digest food.
- Date nicotine compounds eliminate intestinal disorders.
- Consumption of dates continuously reduces the growth of harmful organisms and increases the beneficial bacteria in the gut.
- Potassium and dried date fiber help a lot in treating diarrhea.
- Research shows that dried dates with their many properties have an effective role in preventing gastric cancer and its effects.
Dried dates restore sexual power
Dates with milk, honey and cardamom are a miraculous combination for sexual potency and infertility in men. Estradiol and flavonoids in dates increase fertility in women by increasing ovum weight and sperm volume in men.
Dried dates cure osteoporosis
Copper, magnesium, manganese, selenium and vitamin K are the most important elements that play a key role in strengthening bones. Since dates are a reservoir of these substances, it ensures bone health and prevents related diseases such as osteoporosis.
Dried dates are a natural iron supplement
The dark color of most dates indicates the abundance of iron in it; Therefore, its continuous use prevents anemia and for patients with it, eliminates the effects of anemia such as lethargy and gives extra energy to their body.
Dried dates are energizing
The abundant sugar of dates has turned it into an energy mine. Athletes and those who suffer from excessive tiredness during the day, eating dried dates can keep them from sluggishness and fatigue.
Other properties of dried dates
The benefits of consuming dates are so great that they can not be mentioned in this article. Hearing enhancement, increasing muscle growth, preventing fatty liver, treating colds and sore throats, regulating blood sugar, reducing pregnancy complications, fetal weight gain and many more are just a few of the amazing properties of dried dates.
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