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Iranian Date Fruit Cake

Ingredients 3 cups pittedِِ dates 1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped Dough 1 cup unsalted butter 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour, sifted 1⁄2 cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cardamom 1 cup unsalted pistachios, ground OR 1 cup coconut, shredded   You will also need: A flat, 9 ...

Help! I’m Allergic to Date Fruit

A great source of vitamins, minerals, nutrients, fiber and packed full of antioxidants, it’s hardly surprising that date fruit is one of the most popular fruits worldwide. Not only does it have a long list of health benefits, but it’s delicious too. This aside, it can cause a multitude of ...

Where to Buy Dates

There are many different varieties of date fruit. As such, some varieties are exclusive to a particular supplier.   Mazafati dates, identified by its attractive black colour and arguably one of the most delicious of all date varieties, is predominantly cultivated in Jiroft and Kahnoui in Kerman Province. This area ...

The Health Benefits of Date Fruit

We all know that eating fruit helps to keep us healthy. Date fruit is actually one of the best fruits for providing us with the nutrients, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber our bodies need. It makes sense, therefore, that we should incorporate dates into our daily diets. Why should we ...

Is Date Fruit a Food?

Whilst many Americans may not be all too familiar with them, dates are actually a well-established staple in Middle Eastern and Arabic countries. Whilst Americans may only use dates sparingly (i.e. in certain cakes and pastries), in Middle Eastern and Arabic countries, the date is considered a complete foodstuff. Categorised ...

Date Fruit and Anaemia

Amongst the many benefits of eating date fruit – including digestive regulation, cancer prevention and promoting good heart health – is its ability to reverse anaemia deficiency. Anaemia, or iron deficiency, is the most common and widespread nutritional disorder in the world, effecting more people than any other condition. In ...

Best Health Foods

The two main contributors to a healthy lifestyle are fairly well established – eating the right foods, and making sure we get regular exercise. In terms of the right foods, the most obvious are perhaps fruit and vegetables, and it’s important to make sure we get enough. If you are ...

Jujube Date Fruit

The Jujube date – also known as the Chinese date due to its distinctive red colour – is grown in different areas across the world, from Iran, to Southern China, and even in southeast Europe. Many nations have adopted it and given it their own names; in India and Pakistan, ...

Dates and iron

Like most fruits, dates are rich in vitamins, minerals and fibres. One of the key benefits of dates, or any fruit for that matter, is that they provide a great source of iron. One way to ensure our bodies get a sufficient amount of iron is to make sure that ...

Date Fruit Calories

What are dates? Dates are the small, sweet, sticky, dried fruit of the date palm tree. The date palm tree has been around for about 50 million years, and dates are thought to be one of the oldest cultivated fruits in existence. Because of their high fructose level, it has ...

Dates Fruit in Spain

Due to the particular climate required to produce date fruit, they can be grown only in tropical countries. In Europe, the only place suitable for their growth is in small areas of Spain, where they are grown and harvested. In addition to climate suitability, another reason why Spain is the ...

Deglet Noor Dates

There are various different kinds of dates, each with their own unique characteristics which make them different and distinguishable from one another.   Deglet Noor dates are one of many kinds of date fruit, identified by their light colour and soft texture. Deglet Noor dates are considered to be amongst ...

Date Fruit and the Heart

Date fruit is a popular fruit across the world; it tastes great, is rich in important nutrients, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fibre, and can even help to treat or reduce the effects of certain diseases.   One reason why date fruit is great for our bodies is the positive effects ...

Date Fruit Seeds

It’s not only the date fruit itself that it a source of nutrients; so too is the seed of the fruit. Just like the fleshy part of the fruit, a date fruit seed is a valuable source of nutrients, vitamins and minerals.   What is it that’s in date fruit ...

Date Fruit and Diabetes

Dates are a replete of health benefits which can, in general, be eaten by almost anyone to provide the essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients our bodies need to function properly. However, for those who suffer from diabetes, there is often a warning attached to the consumption of fruits in general. ...

Date Fruit Loaf Cake

Date Fruit Introduction Iranian Dates are arguably one of the most delicious fruits worldwide. Rarely do we find a foodstuff that is both tasty and good for us – and this is exactly why dates are so popular.   Not only are dates high in a variety of different nutrients, ...

Dates and Figs – Two of a Kind?

Despite its numerous health benefits, date fruit is unfortunately not used all that regularly. It is, however, the most popular fruit at Ramadan month, due in large part to its deliciousness, but also because of it high nutritional content. In fact, it is recommended that we enjoy date fruit every day ...

Date Fruit and Cancer

Date fruit is enjoyed across the world, not only because it tastes great, but because of its ability to cure, reduce the chances of getting, or reduce the symptoms of, certain diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, digestive diseases, diabetes and anaemia. It can also be beneficial to pregnant women ...

10 Healthiest Foodstuffs

Getting the right mix of foods in our diet is important; doing so will ensure that our bodies get the essential nutrients they need, which is crucial to leading a healthy lifestyle. But what foods are the best in delivering high nutritional value? In general, the healthiest and most nutrient-rich ...

7 Reasons to Eat a Date Fruit Every Day

There are so many health benefits of eating date fruit that the list is almost endless. We thought we’d try and condense these into 7 key reasons that might convince you to introduce dates into your diet – one reason for every day of the week!   Monday Let’s start ...

Fresh Date Fruit

When dates are picked fresh, they are reddish/yellow in colour and very hard. Once they are green – in what is known as the Kimiri stage - they are ready to eat, and are juicy and full of simple sugars like fructose and dextrose. With the largest suppliers in East ...

Fruit on Palm Trees

The most common fruits that grow from palm trees are coconuts and dates. Other fruits from palm trees include the acai berry, jubaea, peach palm fruit and betel nut. Grown on the date palm, dates are a delicious and versatile fruit, packed full of vitamins, minerals and fibre. There are a whopping 4000+ ...

Dates as a Food Source

Date fruit is an incredible food source – it’s hard to believe that such a small fruit can contain so much goodness for our bodies. Traditional and wholesome, the date fruit is jam packed with a multitude of different vitamins, such as vitamin B, which plays an important role in ...

Date Fruit and Pregnant Women

Date fruit has multiple health benefits and various uses for us and our bodies. It contains no less than 15 different minerals, including vitamin A, B, C and E, calcium, potassium, iron, manganese, magnesium, zinc, amino acids, carbohydrates, protein, fibre and various fatty acids. They are small in size, but ...

Organic Dates

There are many different types of dates in production across the world – some of which are made only with natural ingredients. There are different means of cultivating dates - organic dates are grown in a natural environment, such as farms, in an area chosen for its suitable cultivating conditions ...

Advantages of Date Fruit

Date fruit, the tropical fruit of the date palm which is grown in Iran and the Middle East, is widely considered to be amongst the most nutritious foods in existence. Their nutritional value is particularly impressive given their size. One small date is packed full of essential nutrients, vitamins and ...

Date Fruit Nutrients and Benefits

The benefits of eating date fruit as part of a healthy balanced diet is plentiful. It is worthwhile to break down the nutritional content of date fruit, in order to fully appreciate the abundance of health benefits that come from incorporated dates into your diet.   Minerals   Potassium This ...

Date Fruit and Minerals

More than just your average fruit, date fruit is known for its ability to cure or relieve the symptoms of various diseases and health conditions including diabetes, anaemia, cardiovascular diseases, fevers and even certain cancers. It has also been found to have benefits on particular groups of people, including pregnant ...

Date Fruit Benefits

Dates have been a staple food of the Middle East for thousands of years and are widely cultivated and naturalized in many tropical and subtropical regions across the world. There are many different types of dates, amongst them the Mazafati (Kimia) date, Piarom (Piarum) date, Kabkab date, Morder Sang date ...