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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 to give us much needed

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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, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fibres

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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. Diabetics are often restricted in

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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 seeds that make them so

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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 on our heart.   Our

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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 the best varieties of dates

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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 forefront of date production in

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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 often been debated as to

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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 we eat fruit regularly.  

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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, it is referred to as

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