Dates

Dates

Dates

Dates are very tasty and sweet and is a great snack to go for when feeling hungry rather than eating junk foods. Dates contain a wide variety of antioxidants and vitamins (Vitamin C, Vitamin A, thiamine, riboflavinniacin, and minerals. The seeds contain an array of unsaturated fatty acids like oleic and linoleic acids, which are omega 9 and omega 6 fatty acids. Dates contain fluorine, which protects your teeth against decay by hardening the enamel. They contain selenium, which is an important mineral (and antioxidant) that can help prevent cancer. Also dates contain high levels of potassium, which is important for your nerves and muscles. There are 23 types of amino acids that make up the proteins in dates. Some of these amino acids are not found in more popular fruits like oranges, apples and bananas.

Generally the longer these fruits get to ripen on the branch the more nutrients it and its seeds will contain.

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