Health & Nutrition Benefits of California Dates
One serving of Dates 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.
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