Fruits have a whole list of health benefits to our body. Well, in this case, the Medjool dates will never disappoint. The reason for this is that they pack a whole lot of vitamins, fibre and minerals. The dates are sweet edible fruits, which make great natural sweeteners and alternatives for sugars. These dates are the perfect ones for decreasing the levels of cholesterol accumulation in the body, providing carbohydrates as well as energy. These are just some of the reasons why you should consider adding Medjool dates to your meal. The health benefits are endless.
At the first thought of dates, you’ll definitely picture the dried dates. All in all, raw dates are still an option. The low levels of moisture in the dried dates makes the nutrients more concentrated in it than in fresh dates. Calorie levels are significantly higher in the dried dates than the fresh dates. In essence, the dried ones pack up to 284 calories as compared to the fresh ones with about 142 calories. If weight loss is your main concern, the fresh dates will do faster than you may imagine. This is because the foods with lower density of energy will always make you fuller with few calories than the foods with a higher energy density like dried dates.
3-ingredient Homemade Date Syrup (healthy sweetener)
- 200 g Szafi Free Medjool Dates
- 375 ml water
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- Blend all the ingredients until smooth
- Pour the syrup into a glass jar and keep it in the fridge for up to 3-4 weeks
Nutrition Facts of Szafi Free Medjool Dates (100g):
Energy: 1252 kJ / 295 kcal
Carbohydrates: 68 g of which sugar is 68 g
Fat: 0.2 g of which saturated fat is 0.1 g
Fibre: 4 g
Salt: 0 g
Protein: 3.3 g
Ingredients: Medjool dates
No added sugar; it contains naturally occurring sugars.