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Sarojini Bishi

Bhubaneswar: Date palm is a storehouse of many nutrients. It is rich in calcium, potassium, protein, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, vitamin B6 and A. Dates contain carbohydrates, iron, beneficial fats, dietary fiber and fatty acids, which are considered essential for a healthy body.

This most popular fruit was first cultivated in Egypt and over time became popular all over the world. Research shows that this fruit, which is rich in fiber, minerals and vitamins, has amazing properties to keep the body free from diseases.

Dates with 70% sugar provide immediate energy to the body and do not let you lose weight quickly. Since it contains invert sugar like honey, this fruit does not coagulate and always remains moist and soft. Dates contain 10% fiber which helps in lowering cholesterol while giving you weight gain from the coast.

Being high in iron, magnesium, calcium, etc., it builds blood cells and cures diseases like anemia. Eating dates regularly keeps the teeth clean and strong. Dates also relieve various nervous diseases, premature aging, problems like blood pressure etc. Dates can be used instead of sugar as it has a sweet component.

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