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Barhi Date Palm | Nutritional value of date fruit

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Barhi Dates

Barhi date palm is one of the best farmland investment option and is characterized by its high yield and dates can be consumed fresh. Barhi dates are nearly cylindrical, light amber to dark brown when ripe, soft, with thick flesh and rich flavor and superb quality. The Barhi Date is the softest of all dates. These dates are large and round. When picked in their yellow state, they taste semi-sweet and are as crisp as apples.

Barhi date palm is always characterized by its high yield. The fruits are sold fresh, in yellow color, or in semi-dried or dried dates in are generally in brown color. The Barhi Date Palm tree has heavy trunk of medium height and its leaf bases are broad. The fruit stalks are wide, long and heavy….

Nutritional value of Date Fruit

 

  • Fresh dates are made of soft, easily digestible, flesh with simple sugars like fructose and dextrose that when eaten, replenishes energy and revitalizes instantly. It is an ideal fruit for diabetic patients.
  • Dates are good source of vitamin-A, Which improves the vision. Vitamin –A is also required to maintain healthy mucus membranes and skin. Consuming natural fruit rich in vitamin A helps to protect from lungs and oral cavity cancer.
  • Dates contain many health benefitting flavonoid polyphenolic antioxidants known as tannins. Tannins have anti-infective, anti-inflammatory, and anti-hemorrhagic (prevent easy bleeding tendencies) properties.
  • Dates are good source of vitamin-A, Which improves the vision. Vitamin –A is also required to maintain healthy mucus membranes and skin. Consuming natural fruit rich in vitamin A helps to protect from lungs and oral cavity cancer.
  • The fruit is rich in antioxidants flavonoids such as beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin. These antioxidants have the ability to help protect cells and other structures in the body and oxygen-free radicals and are found to be protective against colon, prostate, breast, endometrial, lung and pancreatic cancers.
  • This fruit offers a protection against age related muscular degeneration.
  • Dates are an excellent source of iron. Containing 0.90mg/100g of fruits (11% of RDI).Iron being a component of hemoglobin inside the red blood cells, determines the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood.
  • Dates are also a good source of potassium, an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure. Thus they offer protection against stroke and coronary disease.
  • Dates are also rich in minerals like calcium, manganese, copper and magnesium. Calcium is an important minerals that is an essential constituent of bone and teeth, and is required by the body for muscle contraction, blood clotting, and nerve impulse conduction. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. copper is required in the production of RBC. Magnesium is essential for bone growth.
  • Finally this golden fruit has adequate levels of the B-complex group of vitamins as well as vitamin K. it contain good amounts of pyridoxide (vitaminB-6),niacin, pantothenic acid, and riboflavin. These vitamins act as co-factors to help the body metabolize carbohydrate, protein, fats. Vitamin K is essential for many coagulant factors in the blood as well as in bone metabolism.
Principle Nutritional Value of Date Fruit Percentage of RDA
Energy 277 Kcal 14%
Carbohydrates 74.97 g 58%
Total Fat 0.15g <1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Dietary Fiber 6.7g 18%
Vitamins
Folates 15ug 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 149iu 5%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Vitamin K 2.7ug 2%
Electrolytes
Sodium 1mg 0%
Potassium 696mg 16%
Minerals
Calcium 64mg 6.5%
Copper 0.362mg 40%
Iron 0.90mg 11%
Maganesium 54mg 13%
Maganese 0.296mg 13%
Phosphorus 62mg 9%
Zinc 0.44mg 4%
Phyto-nutrients
Carotene-B 89ug
Crypto-xanthin-B 0ug
Lutein-zeaxanthin 23ug