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Date Spread Nutrition Facts

DATE SPREAD NUTRITION FACTS

Referenced from: http://woodspurfarming.com/sites/woodspur/files/WoodspurFarms-Dates.pdf

Date Fruit is one of the most nutritious and healthy natural food out there. Dates are truly earth’s gift to us.

  • Date Fruit has the highest Potassium, Iron, and Calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and even fiber.
  • Dates also contain a wide range of trace elements like copper, boron, manganese, cobalt, fluorine, magnesium, selenium, and zinc
  • Dates have more potassium gram for gram than a banana!
  • Dates are natural anti-inflammatory due to Polyphenol Antioxidant

A Natural Anti-Inflammatory:
Common health problems, including heart disease & diabetes, are associated with inflammation in the body. Antioxidants, particularly polyphenols from fruit, have shown to neutralize radicals and reduce the damage caused by inflammation.
Dates ran high in antioxidant polyphenols. In fact, a recent study showed date polyphenols inhibited the development of COX1 & COX2, enzymes associated with inflammation.





The Mineral Wealth of Dates:
  • Dates contain 2.5 times more Potassium per weight compared to banana. According to the World Health Organization. Potassium plays an important role in reducing blood pressure and risk of cardiovascular diseaseA cup of dates provides 63 milligram of Magnesium. Magnesium helps in protein synthesis, blood glucose control, and muscle and nervous system
  • Florine content in Dates haps prevent teeth decay
  • Selenium in dates helps in cancer prevention and haps immune system
  • Dates are considered a good source for iron deficiencies and anemia
  • 1/2 cup of dates supply 18% of daily Copper value. Copper helps your body to absorb Iron and to form blood cells
  • Sulfur in dates helps with SAR (Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis), which affects 23 Million people in US alone

Benefits of Date Paste:
  • Adds sweetness without refined sugar
  • 78% invert sugar
  • High fiber content
  • Low-Glycemic index food
  • 16 vitamins & minerals
  • No cholesterol
  • Good source of Phenolics
  • Good source of natural antioxidants
  • 50% more potassium, by weight, than banana

Date products are the ultimate natural sweetener you can find. I cannot tell you enough about the great nutrition facts and health benefits of Date.




Caution: There are many Date products in the market that have added sugar. Our date products are 100% natural not sugar added. Choose wisely and have your health in mid.

Refer to table bellow for the nutrition facts for Date paste and Date Fruit (note since date paste is a smashed and grind date it has same nutrition per gram)

See the table below for in depth analysis of nutrients:

Dates (Phoenix dactylifera), medjool, Nutritive Value per 100 g.

(Source: USDA National Nutrient data base)

Principle

Nutrient Value

Percentage of RDA

Energy

277 Kcal

14%

Carbohydrates

74.97 g

58%

Protein

1.81g

3%

Total Fat

0.15 g

<1%

Cholesterol

0 mg

0%

Dietary Fiber

6.7 g

18%

Vitamins:

Folates

15 µg

4%

Niacin

1.610 mg

10%

Pantothenic acid

0.805 mg

16%

Pyridoxine

0.249 mg

19%

Riboflavin

0.060 mg

4.5%

Thiamin

0.050 mg

4%

Vitamin A

149 IU

5%

Vitamin C

0 mg

0%

Vitamin K

2.7 µg

2%

Electrolytes:

Sodium

1 mg

0%

Potassium

696 mg

16%

Minerals:

Calcium

64 mg

6.5%

Copper

0.362 mg

40%

Iron

0.90 mg

11%

Magnesium

54 mg

13%

Manganese

0.296 mg

13%

Phosphorus

62 mg

9%

Zinc

0.44 mg

4%

Phyto-nutrients:

Carotene-ß

89 µg

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Crypto-xanthin-ß

0 µg

--

Lutein-zeaxanthin

23 µg

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Useful Links

Following are some articles online regarding the benefits of date fruit and derivatives:

Note: We are providing the following links for your reference and do not claim ownership. It is totally up to the individual to do a thorough research.

 

· Health Benefits Of Dates – Promoting Heart, Brain, And Digestive Health:
http://naturalsociety.com/health-benefits-of-dates-7-reasons-eat-date-fruit/

· Dates Nutrition facts and health benefits:
http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/dates.html

· Cancer Cure!:
http://www.healthymuslim.com/articles/ipgbfzokh-ajwa-dates-contain-cancer-preventing-property.cfm


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