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Ramadan Treasures: Dates

Ramadan Treasures.... Dates Part 2

We continue our series on Dates, a staple on every Ramadan Iftar table. Here we share some information on how to pick your dates and what precious nutrition they offer you!

How to Select

For fresh dates, choose dates with smooth skin, and which aren’t broken on the surface. For dried dates, choose dates where the skin is attached to the stem, and have a clean, shiny appearance.

How to Store

Fresh dates can be refrigerated for up to one week or frozen for up to one year. Dried dates, can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for several months or refrigerated for up to a year.

Nutrition Benefits

Dates are fat free, saturated fat free, cholesterol free, sodium free, and a good source of fiber. Dates have a natural balance of many minerals such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper, iron, selenium, and potassium.

Nutritional Facts

Why Dates are Nature’s Healthy Snack…

Vitamin A

Plays a role in the development and maintenance of healthy skin, hair, eyes, immune functions and reproduction.


Sometimes called the “anti – stress mineral”, magnesium aids in the regulation of blood pressure and helps in the prevention of dental caries.

Vitamins B

Help fuel the body by converting blood sugar into energy. It is essential for the nervous system, cardiovascular and muscular functions.

Vitamin E

Contributes to a healthy circulatory system and improves wound healing.


Helps regulate major body functions, including normal heart rhythm, blood pressure, nerve impulses, and muscle contractions.


Functions primarily as a carrier of oxygen in the body. Iron also aids in energy metabolism and work performance, due to its effect on the blood cells’ efficiency.


Contributes to a healthy bone and teeth structure, as well as other cells in the body.

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