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Add DRY DATES to your daily routine

Date Palm goes with the botanical name Phoenix dactylifera is native to Iraq and is cultivated across the world in tropical and subtropical regions, mainly in Northern Africa and Middle Eastern Countries. Date Palm trees can grow up to a height of 70-75 feet in height. The date fruits are oval-cylindrical in shape and can grow up to 2-3 inches long and 2-3 centimetres in width. Dates are available in black, brown, bright maroon, red, and yellow colours.

Dry dates are the dried form of the fresh dates. Dry dates are obtained after four stages (Kimri-Khalal-Rutab-Tamar-Hababauk) of harvest and dried under sun after the last harvest and taken into commercial use. Commonly dry dates are known as Sukhee Khajoor. They have different names according to different regions in India - Endu Kharjooram in Telugu, Ular Tetikal in Tamil, Varanta Tiyatikal in Malayalam, Suska Dinankagalu in Kannada and Sukano Kejura in Bengali. 

Dry dates are extensively used in Ayurveda. As dry dates contain phytohormones which mimic the oxytocin hormone which is most relevantly called as love hormone. Dry dates are high in nutrition, start your day by having 3-4 dates with water, it'll keep your immunity high. Dry dates have tremendous amounts of protein, fiber, calcium, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, iron, potassium, magnesium and antioxidants. 

One can store dry dates easily as they have a shelf life of 5 years approximately. 


  • CONSTIPATION & ACIDITY - As the dry dates contain high fiber content they act as a natural laxative and controls the bowel movements and prevents constipation. They also give a cooling effect so it automatically eliminates acidity.
  • HEALTHY HEART - Dry dates has the power to eliminate the light density lipoprotein (LDL) which commonly called as bad cholesterol as they contain minimal amount of cholesterol in them. A person having high blood pressure or LDL content is highly recommended to eat 3-4 dry dates per day.

  • BONE STRENGTH - Eating 2-3 dry dates twice per week can lower the risk and prevents from osteoporosis, as they contain high amounts of calcium, vitamin C and vitamin B6      
  • PROVIDES ENERGY - Dry dates contain natural sugars both fructose and sucrose which provide instant energy and fights against tiredness and fatigue. Each serving of dry dates can provide up to 280 calories of energy.
  •  DIABETES & VISION - The presence of magnesium reduces the risk of diabetes and the presence of vitamin A gives clear vision.
  • GAIN WEIGHT - For people planning to gain weight, dry dates are the best food to gain weight as they provide calories in abundance.
  • NUTRIENT ABSORPTION -As dry dates contain antioxidants, they maintain the metabolic activities while the fiber (both soluble and insoluble) produces digestive juices for good nutrient absorption by the body.

Dry dates are firm and shrivelled in touch and can't be eaten directly. They need to be soaked in water for an overnight or 7-8 hours to become soft. The seed should be excluded and the pulp should be consumed. Consume the water in which the dry dates were soaked as the water gets infused with nutrients which help to ease digestion.
Dry dates can be consumed with milk too. They can be converted into a powder or paste and can be added into milk with honey and cardamom powder as taste enhancers. Or can be made in to milkshake or laddus by adding more varieties of dry fruits like fig, almonds, pistachios and cashew. These boost up the energy.
Dry dates can be used as natural sweeteners in making the deserts like kheer, payasam, etc. 

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