The date is one of those delicious fruits that we tend to eat most of the times dried, standing out mainly for one basic issue: its sweet taste.
It is a fruit that grows in subtropical, dry and warm regions, such as North Africa (where its consumption is quite wide).
Today we can find them practically all over the world, especially in markets and specialty grocery stores.
For this reason, and given that its consumption increases more and more, it is extremely interesting to know what the benefits of dates are.
Benefits and properties of dates
The date stands out as a nutritious fruit such as energy, which certainly brings a lot of properties hundred outstanding.
Of course, its consumption is not recommended for those people who are following a weight loss diet, since it is the most caloric dried fruit, providing 248 kcal per 100 grams consumed.
It provides a wide variety of minerals (such as iron and magnesium), as well as vitamins (mainly group B and A).
Due to the minerals it contains, it is a suitable food for both vegetarians and people suffering from anemia.
In addition, being rich in magnesium, it helps combat stress, tiredness and fatigue.
It prevents the appearance of hypertension, due to its vitamin A content, while stimulating the different functions of the brain.
As we mentioned in the previous lines, we should eat it in a moderate way, mainly because of its caloric richness.