Health & Nutrition Benefits of California Dates
One serving of Dried Figs is 40 grams, about 1/4 cup of chopped Dates or 5 to 6 Dates.
Dates Nutrition Facts
- Dates are fat-free, sodium-free, and cholesterol-free.
With 3 grams of dietary fiber per serving, Dates are a good source of fiber and provide 11% of the Daily Value.
A 40-gram (1/4 cup) serving provides:
- 260mg potassium (8% of the DV)
- 6% DV of Manganese, a mineral that helps build strong bones
- 2% of the DV of calcium, zinc, selenium, copper and iron
This 40-gram serving of Dates provides 25 grams of carbohydrate which is naturally occurring glucose and fructose.
Dates are a delicious part of the traditional Mediterranean diet.
Research at University of Scranton and USDA show dates rank among the highest in antioxidant polyphenols.
University of Scranton laboratory tests show California Dates reduce oxidation of LDL Cholesterol
Clinical trial shows dates reduce triglyceride levels (Wasseem, 2009)
Date polyphenols work directly on free radicals by scavenging them rendering them unable to cause damage. (Vinson 2005; Wasseem 2009)
Dates are naturally a dry low moisture whole fruit from the arid desert in Coachella Valley, California
A 40-gram serving of California Dates is an easy way to add a serving of fruit to help reach the recommended 9 to 13 servings of fruits and vegetables every day. Dates also provide a full range of B vitamins, 2% of the DV for Niacin (B3), 2% of the DV for Pantothenic Acid (B5), and 2% of the DV for Thiamin (B1), Folate and Riboflavin (B2).
Nutrient dense California Dates are a heart healthy replacement for refined added
sugars in recipes.
California Dates are a key part of the DASH diet to increase fruit servings with
potassium. The DASH diet is proven to lower blood pressure by increasing potassium
from whole fruits.
More about California Dates at www.datesaregreat.com