Dates are a sweet fruit and have loads of health benefits. Being rich in minerals, vitamins, fluorine, iron and free from cholesterol, dates can be an excellent health booster for the health conscious people. And when dates come from Iran, you can be sure of the rich sweet taste and assured of the finest quality. The fruits does not just have nutritional benefits, but have several medicinal uses as well.
Iranian Dates – The Origin
Dates have been in cultivation since centuries, but their native have been traced to the Middle East countries; somewhere near Iraq. Commonly known as date palm, the date tree or Phoenix dactylifera belongs to the Arecaceae species of the palm family. Dates have been used as a staple food in the Middle East and the Indus Valley, and ancient Egyptians have been known to make wine from them. With a rich history spanning through thousands of years, dates derive their English name Greek word for ‘finger’, dáktulos, because of the fruit’s elongated shape. With over 400 varieties known in Iran, only a few are commercially available and cultivated, making Iranian dates a special treat. Dates are known as ‘khajur’ in Hindi, Gujrati, Marathi and Urdu, and the other names are ‘Pareechampazham’ (Tamil), ‘Eethapazham’ (Malayalam), ‘Kharjoorapandu’ (Telugu), ‘Khejur’ (Bengali),The dry fruit often gets served at important gatherings as a sweet and also holds many religious significances across the Middle East countries and are often used in Mediterranean cooking.
What Are The Benefits Of Eating Iranian Dates?
Iranian dates have a rich history and have been known as a ‘health food’ for a long time now’. Fleshy, juicy, reddish-brown dates offered by us are the finest pick and come with no artificial sugars, which make them a healthy addition to the daily diet. Iranian dates can be had as they are, or can be sprinkled on dishes. You can even make milkshakes, puddings, ‘kheer’, savoury dishes and trendy bakes with dates, which will surely enhance the flavour. With low calories and zero cholesterol , this oblong dry fruit can do miracles for the human body.
Healthy heart:Dates help you have a healthy and balanced heart health, thanks to their zero cholesterol levels and low fat content. Dates are also rich in potassium and have little sodium content, which makes them perfect to reduce the bad cholesterol levels. Eating dates can be helpful in maintaining a healthy lipid profile.
Prevent cancer: Dates are rich in antioxidants flavonoids which can help to prevent and fight colon, prostate, breast, endometrial, lung, abdominal and pancreatic cancers.
Digestive health: With different types of soluble and insoluble fibers and various kinds of amino acids, dates aid in maintaining a healthy digestive health. Dates also help in keeping constipation at a bay as they are loaded with digestive fibers. To get a laxative effect, soak some dates in water overnight and have them the next day.
Weight gain:Dates add sugar, fats, proteins, essential vitamins and can be great for people who wish to gain weight in a healthy way. A handful of dates everyday can help one put on weight if the person faces the problem of being underweight or being skinny.
Sexual stamina: Dates have been used to enhance the sexual health and well-being of people since ages. A handful of dates soaked in goat’s milk overnight can be grinded into a milkshake with some cardamom and honey is known to boost the sexual stamina of people.
Immunity booster:With loads of vitamin C content, AluBukharas will boost your immune health and protect from infections like cold and flu.
Treat anemia:Dates are an excellent source of iron, and are often recommended to people who have anemia. They can improve the ability of the blood to carry oxygen to various body parts.
Dental health: The fluorine content of dates helps to prevent tooth decay and maintain optimum dental health.
Dates, whether fresh or dried, also help in improving the eyesight and help with problems of night blindness. Ripe dates can be useful in treating diarrhoea. Iranian dates can also help out flush alcoholic intoxication and thus contribute to a healthy you. Relish the sweet taste immense health benefits in each bite with our carefully processed and packed Iranian dates.
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