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Nutritional and functional properties of dates: a review

By: The Food Coach

  • Date flesh is low in fat and protein but high in sugars, particularly fructose and glucose.
  • It is a high source of energy: 100 g of flesh can provide an average of 314 kcal.
  • Ten minerals were reported, the major ones being selenium, copper, potassium, and magnesium.
  • The consumption of 100g of dates can provide
    over 15% of the recommended daily allowance from these minerals.
  • Vitamins B-complex and C are the major vitamins in
    dates. High in dietary fiber (8.0 g/100 g), insoluble dietary fiber was the major fraction of dietary fiber in dates.
  • Dates are a good source of antioxidants, mainly carotenoids and phenolics. Date seeds contain higher protein (5.1g/100g) and fat (9.0 g/100 g) as compared to the flesh.
  • It is also high in dietary fiber (73.1g/100g) & antioxidants (80400 micromol/100g).

    Source: Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2008 Nov;48(10):877-87.
    Al-Farsi MA, Lee CY.
    Department of Food Science and Technology, Cornell University, Geneva, NY 14456, USA.


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