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Date Fruit

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Benefits of including Date in our diet. Benefits </>
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Main Health Benefits of Date. Health Benefits
Heart care, Improves muscular strength, Prevents constipation, Prevents nerve damage, Strengthening of bones, Diarrhea treatment, Cures gastro-intestinal troubles, Heat stroke treatment and Cancer prevention
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Other General benefits of consuming Date. General Benefits
Boosts immune system, Maintains healthy cholesterol level and Strengthens bones
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Benefits of Date for skin. Skin Benefits
Anti-aging benefits, Brightens and lightens complexion, Reduces wrinkles and Treatment of skin diseases
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Benefits of Date for hair. Hair Benefits
Prevents hair loss, Promotes longer and healthier hair, Protects hair and Regulates hair growth
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Allergy of fruits is defined as the damaging Immune response by the body to certain fruits. Date Allergy
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Allergy symptoms of Date fruit. Allergy Symptoms
Redness Of Eyes, Runny Nose, Sneezing and Watery Eyes
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Undesirable effects of Date on body. Side Effects
Allergic Reaction, Diarrhoea, Intestinal Gas, Stomach Pain, Tooth Decay and Weight Gain
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It tells you whether Date is allowed for following conditions or not. Recommeded for
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Know whether Date is allowed for pregnant women or not. Pregnant Women
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Know whether Date is allowed for lactating women or not. Lactating Women
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Best time to eat Date. Best Time to Eat
  • Any time except an hour after meal
  • Don't consume at night and before bed
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Nutrition is the process of obtaining food or nutrients necessary for growth and health. Nutrition </>
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Serving size of Date is the amount for which the nutrients present in Date are measured. Serving Size
100 g
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Organic compounds that include sugars, starch and cellulose. Carbs are the primary source of energy. Carbs
75.03 g
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Indigestible part of food that is obtained from plants. Fibers contain substances like cellulose, lignin, pectin and is Important for blood sugar control, Heart health, Skin health, weight loss etc. Fiber
8.00 g
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These are soluble, crystalline, sweet-tasting carbohydrates found in living tissues. Sugar
63.35 g
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1
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Proteins are molecules composed of one or more long chains of amino acids and are necessary for proper functioning of body cells. Protein
2.45 g
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6
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Protein to Carb Ratio. Protein to Carb Ratio
0.03
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25
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Vitamins are organic compounds and a source of essential amino acids to the body. Vitamins
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A type of Vitamin needed for vision, healthy skin, mucous membranes, bone and tooth growth and to immune system health. Vitamin A (Retinol)
0.00 mcg
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37
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It is a part of an enzyme needed for energy metabolism and is Important for nerve functioning. Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)
0.05 mg
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20
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Part of an enzyme important for normal vision and skin health. Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
0.07 mg
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13
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A Vitamin belonging to Vitamin B complex which aids in better blood circulation and energy. Higher amounts of Niacin improves cholesterol levels and lowers cardiovascular risks. Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
1.27 mg
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5
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Part of an enzyme important for nervous system, digestive system, and skin health. Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
0.59 mg
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3
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Part of an enzyme needed for protein metabolism and helps in making red blood cells. Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxin)
0.17 mg
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10
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Part of an enzyme needed for making DNA and new cells, especially red blood cells. Vitamin B9 (Folic acid)
19.00 mcg
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16
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An Antioxidant and part of an enzyme needed for protein metabolism. It’s Important for immune system health and aids in iron absorption. Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
0.40 mg
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71
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An Antioxidant and protects cell walls. Vitamin E (Tocopherole)
0.05 mg
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39
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Part of an enzyme needed for proper blood clotting. Vitamin K (Phyllochinone)
2.70 mcg
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A type of carotenoid composed of long chain of eleven conjugated double bonds which prevents heart diseases and certain types of cancers. Lycopene
0.00 mcg
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9
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These are two types of carotenoids which are yellow to red pigments found in fruits and vegetables. Important for antioxidant functions in the body. Lutein+Zeaxanthin
75.00 mcg
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18
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A highly basic compound important in the synthesis and transport of lipids in the body. Choline
6.30 mg
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17
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Fats are group of natural esters of glycerol and various fatty acids. Fat
0.39 g
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27
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Minerals are solid, naturally occurring inorganic substances that are found in fruits. Minerals
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Potassium helps to maintain the proper acid to base ratios in the body and plays an important role in synthesizing proteins from amino acids. Potassium
656.00 mg
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3
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Iron helps our red blood cells for transportation of oxygen to all parts of the body. Regulates cell growth and cell differentiation. Iron
1.02 mg
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12
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Sodium helps nerve and muscle function and maintains the balance of fluids in body. Sodium
2.00 mg
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18
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Helps to maintain healthy teeth and bones. Also necessary for proper functioning of heart, muscles and nerves. Calcium
39.00 mg
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8
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A type of mineral which helps in normal functioning of muscles and nerves. Also helps regulate the heart beat and to keep bones stronger. Magnesium
43.00 mg
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A type of mineral important to increase the immunity of body and is used to make proteins and DNA. Zinc
0.29 mg
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9
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Phosphorus is very important for the formation of bones and teeth. Phosphorus
62.00 mg
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4
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Type of mineral needed for enzyme structure. Helps to maintain healthy bone structure & protects skin against UV light. Manganese
0.26 mg
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17
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Copper is needed for synthesis of hemoglobin and proper Iron metabolism. Copper
0.21 mg
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7
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Being an Antioxidant, selenium plays a key role in the body’s detoxification system. Selenium
3.00 mcg
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They are carboxylic acids which consist of a hydrocarbon chain and a terminal carboxyl group, especially any of those present as esters in fats and oils. Fatty Acids
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Type of fatty acid which lowers the levels of cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoproteins) in the blood. Omega 3s
3.00 mg
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Type of fatty acid which plays an important role in cell regulation, structure and protection. Omega 6s
16.00 mg
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They are naturally occurring unsaturated steroid alcohols, typically waxy solids. Important for cell signalling and membrane stability. Sterol
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Amount of water present in 100 gm of Fruits. Water Content
20.53 g
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Mineral nutrients (like calcium, phosphorous, zinc, iron, etc.) make up ash. It is the ultimate residue of food combustion. Ash
1.60 g
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It’s an amount of energy that food provides to our body to fuel the metabolic processes. Calories </>
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Serving size of Date is the amount for which the calories present in Date are measured. Serving Size
100 g
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Amount of calories present in fresh Fruits with peel. Calories in Fresh Fruit with Peel
282.00 kcal
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Amount of calories present in fresh Fruits without peel. Calories in Fresh Fruit without Peel
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Calories present in frozen Fruits. Calories in Frozen Form
Not Available
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Calories present in dried Fruits. Calories in Dried Form
290.00 kcal
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Calories present in canned Fruits. Calories in Canned Form
Not Available
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Calorie count of different Date items is mentioned ahead. Calories in Foods
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Calorie content in Date juice. Calories in Juice
461.00 kcal
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Calorie content in Date jam. Calories in Jam
384.00 kcal
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Calorie content in Date Pie. Calories in Pie
321.00 kcal
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Features of Date that make it unique from the other fruits. Characteristics </>
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Category to which Date belongs! Type
Tropical
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Time of the year when Date is available. Season
Spring and Summer
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Different types of Date. Varieties
Barhi, Dayri, Deglet Noor, Halawy, Khadrawy, Medjool, Thoory and Zahidi
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It tells you whether the fruit is available in seedless form or not. Seedless Variety
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Different colors in which Date is found. Color
Black, Brown, Red and Yellow
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The color observed after peeling/cutting a fruit. Inside Color
Brown
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External appearance of Date. Shape
Oval
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How Date feels in your mouth! Texture
Fleshy
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Taste of Date. Taste
Sweet
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The place where scientists have traced the genesis of Date. Origin
Iraq
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It gives you an idea about the growing environment required needed for the fruit. Grows on
Trees
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Cultivation is defined as the process of production of food by preparing the land to grow crops. Date Cultivation
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Type of soil required for proper cultivation of Date. Soil Type
Clay, Loam and Sand
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It gives the range of pH level of soil. Soil pH
8-10
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Environmental Conditions required to grow Date. Climatic Conditions
Hot and Warm
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Interesting facts about Date. Facts </>
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Unique and engaging Information about Date. Facts about Date
  • Date is known as the tree of life in Middle east.
  • Date palms cover 3% of the earth's total farmlands.
  • Scholars believe that date (and not apple) was the real fruit mentioned in the Bible's Garden of Eden.
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It will tell you whether following beverages can be made from Date or not. Date In Alcoholic Beverages
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Wine made from Date. Wine
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Use of Date in Beer. Beer
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Know whether spirits can be made with Date or not. Spirits
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Know whether cocktails can be made with Date or not. Cocktails
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Names of major countries known for growing Date. Production
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Country that ranks first in gross production of Date. Top Producer
Egypt
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Other countries that are known producers of Date. Other Countries
Algeria, Iraq, Oman, Pakistan, South Africa and United Arab Emirates
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Country which imports Date on a large scale. Top Importer
India
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Country which exports Date on largest scale Top Exporter
United Arab Emirates
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A recognized latin name given to fruits, consisting of a genus and species. Scientific name helps avoiding misunderstandings which can arise by common names. Scientific Name </>
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Botanical Name of Date. Botanical Name
Phoenix Dactylifera
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The alternate name of Date. Synonym
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Scientific Classification or Taxonomy is the science of defining groups of living things on the basis of shared characteristics. Classification </>
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A domain of organisms having cells each with a distinct nucleus within which the genetic material is contained. Domain
Eukarya
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A Taxonomic category which groups together all forms of life having certain fundamental characteristics in common. Kingdom
Plantae
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A taxonomic category of related organisms constituting a major division of a kingdom. Subkingdom
Tracheobionta
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A rank that if treated as a division of a genus is deemed to be of subgeneric rank for the nomenclature purpose. Division
Magnoliophyta
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It is a taxonomic group comprised of organisms that share a common attribute. Class
Liliopsida
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A taxonomic category of organisms, a subdivision of a class which ranks above an order. Subclass
Arecidae
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Its nothing but a taxonomic rank used in the classification of organisms and recognized by the nomenclature codes. Order
Arecales
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Taxonomic category which groups one or more genera, especially sharing a common attribute. Family
Arecaceae
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A category of biological classification ranking between the family and the species, comprising structurally or phylogenetically related species or an isolated species exhibiting unusual differentiation. Genus
Phoenix
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It is a group of closely related organisms that are very similar to each other and are usually capable of interbreeding and producing fertile offspring. Species
P. dactylifera
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Generic group of Date. Generic Group
Palm
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What are the General Benefits of Date?

Significance of fruits in human diet is well recognized and these natural foods are equally appreciated for their high nutritional value. Talking about Date Nutrition, it is full of vital nutrients required for our overall fitness and health. What are the general benefits of Date? Some of the general health benefits of this fruit are: heart care, improves muscular strength, prevents constipation, prevents nerve damage, strengthening of bones, diarrhea treatment, cures gastro-intestinal troubles, heat stroke treatment and cancer prevention. Fruits also contribute well as a remedy for various hair problems. The hair benefits of this fruit are: prevents hair loss, promotes longer and healthier hair, protects hair and regulates hair growth. Intolerance to certain fruits or their excess consumption can lead to allergies or side effects. The side effects of this fruit are allergic reaction, diarrhoea, intestinal gas, stomach pain, tooth decay and weight gain. Therefore, despite the taste and nutritional value of fruits, it is essential to consume them as per our health requirement. Keep reading to learn about Date fruit which includes its nutrition, taxonomy, benefits and unique facts!

Nutrition details of Date

It is important to know the nutrition details of Date to get a thorough understanding about its benefits. How many calories are present in this fruit? Calories are responsible for the energy we obtain from fruits. Talking about Date fruit, for a serving size of 100 g, the amount of calories in fresh fruit without peel is: 282.00 kcal and calories in frozen fruit are Not Available. Thus, we can say that Date belongs to High Calorie Fruits. Taking calories in foods into consideration, calorie content in Date jam is 384.00 kcal. For 100 g of serving size, the amount of carbs in Date are 75.03 g. Fibers are the integral part of fruit nutrition. The fiber content of this fruit is 8.00 g. Fruits high in Vitamin C are always recommended by doctors and dietitians. Ascorbic Acid or Vitamin C in Date in 0.40 mg. Talking about the essential minerals, the amount of potassium and calcium present are 656.00 mg and 39.00 mg.

Date Taxonomy

Date taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Date fruit (Phoenix Dactylifera) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Date as it is a combination of genus (Phoenix) and species (P. dactylifera). The class and subclass of this fruit is Liliopsida and Arecidae. Family is a major taxonomic rank in classification of a fruit and is classified between order and genus. Family of Date is Arecaceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.

Interesting facts about Date

Fruits have been a prominent part of human diet since ages! We eat fruits in raw, stored, canned form and even use them in various recipes. All of us have a basic idea about the characteristics of this fruit but there are some interesting facts about Date that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Date Facts are:

  • Date is known as the tree of life in Middle east.
  • Date palms cover 3% of the earth's total farmlands.
  • Scholars believe that date (and not apple) was the real fruit mentioned in the Bible's Garden of Eden.

Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Barhi, Dayri, Deglet Noor, Halawy, Khadrawy, Medjool, Thoory and Zahidi. It is not available in seedless variety.