Dates which are the source of dietary fiber, are high energy fruits that are easy to eat and convenient to keep to hand. They can be eaten either fresh or dried. The dates that are most appreciated for its quality for its honeyed taste are the Deglet Noor dates which is usually called the “finger of light.” The qualities of their lucid color, smooth appearance and the elegant form has made the dates extra-ordinary.
The dried pitted dates are extremely sweet and brilliantly chewy. As a fruit of ancient times, the dates are regarded as sacred fruit considered of peace and prosperity. Pitted dates got their names from the missionaries of Spain who brought them at the time of setting up of California’ missions. They left them to thrive all through the region. One serving of dates gives us high amount of iron and calcium. One serving of dates provides you with 20% of your daily dietary fiber. Take these dates to work for your health and as a mid-day snack.
Delget Noor which is known as Royal Dates, commonly referred as queen of all dates. The reliable Algerian Deglet Noor has a translucent light color, soft touch and soft honey like taste. Tunisia is a leading dates supplier of Delget Noor dates which shares 48% of the world’s market and Algeria with 20%. These two are the main suppliers of the dates.
Health Benefits of Deglet Noor dates
Let’s see how much precious the dates are to support our health.
Fiber is vital for the balanced diet for preventing the chances of constipation and makes one feel full faster, which might be helpful for those trying to lose weight. It is suggested to consume 20 to 35 grams of fiber per day to keep up a healthy body.
Dates serve natural sugar that it gets from fructose content which is naturally present in fruits and vegetable.
Promote Brain health
A study has proved that dates prevent aerobic tension and trauma, and swelling in the brain. Fruits are an excellent source of dietary fiber and have a high content of total phenolics together with natural antioxidants, such as Ferulic acid, anthocyanins, protocatechuis acid caffeic acid. Phenolic compounds in Deglet Noor dates help to put off the beginning of dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Both soluble and insoluble fibers, along with amino acids in the dates stimulates digestive system and guarantees rapid and smooth food movement through gastrointestinal tract. Fibers also support to treat different conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, hemorrhoids and diverticulitis.
The study proves that dates helps to lower triglyceride and oxidative stress, that leads to build up of fatty plaque in the arteries, and causes heart disease. In addition, the potassium in the dates helps to lower blood pressure and chances of stroke as well as other heart related problems.
Apart from the above diseases the other ailments that can be prevented by the consumption of Deglet Noor dates are many, like sexual disorder, night blindness, chronic diarrhea, cancer, bone ailments, etc.