What is the secret of dates
About such yummy, like a date, we know from childhood. Remember how disobedient Tanya and Vanya, when parents fell asleep, fled to Africa?
Walking along Africa
Figs dates tear, -
This is Africa!
But not only the Black Continent is famous for dates, they are grown in many countries where the climate is dry and hot. These sweet fruits are actively exported from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia. And in the United Arab Emirates just a huge number of date palms - more than 40 million.
A date is the fruit of a palm tree, naturally a date. How long have people discovered the benefits and tastes of a date, nobody will tell you for sure. But it is known that this is one of the oldest food products: the Arabs have been eating them for more than 7 thousand years. Dates are mentioned many times in the main book of Muslims by the Koran, the Prophet Mohammed loved them.
Date palm is such an important plant for people that its branches have become one of the symbols of Christianity. This is on our eve of Easter Palm Palm, and in the East it is Palm.
We sell dates mainly in the form of dried fruits - so they are stored longer.And the varieties of these fruits simply do not count - more than 450. Ajwa (Medina date) is considered the most valuable and expensive variety, but is sold only in Medina.
A very fertile and popular variety is Deglet Noor. It is called the "sun in miniature." Phenicia Madzhkhol is also called royal, it is larger and has more useful substances in it. But we often on the packages and price lists do not indicate the name of the variety, but the country of origin.
How to choose dates
Dried dates are usually dark, with wrinkles on the skin, but not too shriveled. When choosing fruits, see that there is no damage or mold. On the surface should not be sugar in the form of crystals - this indicates a violation of the rules of storage.
Quality dates crumbly, in any case not stuck together. Slightly sticky, they may be due to acceptable secretions of sugar. But too sticky fruit was clearly watered with syrup for attractiveness, too shiny just did not avoid the use of chemistry.
Dates are often treated with sulfur dioxide (sulfur dioxide, indicated on the package as an additive E220). This kills bacteria and protects the fruit from insects.Opinion on this is twofold: some believe that our body completely removes sulfur, while others are sure that the chemical is harmful to the body, especially to the digestive system.
In any case, the dates before use must be washed, you can soak for a while, and then drain this water. It should not be too hot, so as not to kill the vitamins.
We sell and not dried fruit, and canned in glucose syrup (corn or wheat). Such dates are less useful. If you are not going to keep dried fruits for a long time, you can put them in an airtight container and place in a dark cool place. For a long time you need to put a tightly closed container in the refrigerator, so they can be stored for a year, and in the freezer - even 5 years.
Such a healing date
What dates are so attractive? And what's more in them: useful properties or just a pleasant taste, is it generally a food, treat or medicine? To begin with, the date is just a storehouse of all healing qualities.
Phenicia is a fruit champion in carbohydrates. For vegetarians, it will serve as a source of protein. In addition, many amino acids that are beneficial to the body are found only in dates, they are not found in other fruits, as, by the way,the same protein. And dietary fiber reduces the risk of cancer.
There is no cholesterol in dates. But the salts and minerals contained in them strengthen the immune system, improve the composition of the blood, and have a beneficial effect on the functioning of the heart.
It’s probably not very correct to call dates a medicine, but their beneficial effects on the body are simply priceless. They feed literally every cell of our body. Not to be unfounded, we give a detailed list of indications for eating these miracle fruits. Eat dates for health if:
- You are physically exhausted, you often experience weakness, quickly overwork.
- If you have apathy, often there is no appetite.
- It is necessary to strengthen the protective functions of the body in immunodeficiency.
- You suffer from arrhythmia, you have a weak heart muscle, it is necessary to strengthen the vascular wall.
- Worried about high blood pressure.
- Increased cholesterol levels.
- There are problems with the respiratory system.
- There are disorders in the nervous system - depression, sleep disorders.
- You are worried about arthrosis, arthritis, osteoporosis.
- You suffer from constipation, there is stagnation of bile, increased acidity of gastric juice, dysbacteriosis.
- Noticed that vision is reduced.
- Want to strengthen your teeth and bones.
- Worried brittle nails, hair fall out.
- It's time to think about prevention of senile dementia.
Men, attention! Dates are useful for impotence. And just improve the potency, if you have no special problems on the male part. For the prevention - the most it.
About the benefits of dates for future and nursing mothers
The list is impressive, right? And that is not all! We should also talk about the benefits of dates for pregnant and lactating women. These sweet fruits help the formation of the fetus during gestation by the mother. Vitamin B9 (folic acid) contributes to the creation of new blood cells.
Expectant mothers should also be aware - if you regularly eat dates, the muscles of the uterus strengthen (which makes labor easier and reduces the risk of bleeding). These wonderful fruits enrich the breast milk with useful substances. And dates contribute to the healing of postpartum depression.
Dates for weight loss?
The product is, of course, high-calorie. He who is afraid of getting better often deny himself the pleasure of eating a few things. And in vain. Eating 7-10 dates per day, you will not gain weight.
There are even special diets for weight loss, based on just this product, unlike other methods that prohibit any sweets.Weight at the same time decreases, but comes a stressful state. The body does not have enough fructose and glucose. And dates will fill their deficiency. In addition, during a diet losing weight should get rid of all toxins and slags, and dietary fiber present in dates will help in this.
It's amazing what wonderful gifts nature presents to us. Dates - one of them. It is possible for several months to eat only these fruits, and the body will not suffer, because a full set of all useful substances will help keep your health in order.
It is said that the great commander Alexander the Great ordered his soldiers to eat 7 dates before the battle. No gravity in the stomach, and strength is added.
Who does not recommend dates
But, as they say, where can a barrel of honey without a spoon of tar. Contraindications to the use of dates is still there. True, they are very few.
Do NOT recommend these sweets:
- people with allergies. (There are absolutely no categorical prohibitions, but such patients need to consult a doctor - perhaps the minimum number of dates will still not hurt you.)
- Caution must be observed and suffering from bowel disease. They better eat dates without peels.
Perhaps dates for us can be the main source of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other nutrients, given that not everyone can afford a varied diet. So let date and not a cure, but the effect on the body is beneficial.
A date is such a delicious food
Dates nice to eat just like that for dessert. But you can experiment - add them to fruit salads, in confectionery (cookies, buns, cakes), in drinks (compotes, jelly).
Fruits make date honey, sugar (considered more useful than beet or cane), even a light alcoholic drink. Date flour is prepared from the heart of the palm tree.
Gourmets advise for piquancy of taste to hold dates a little bit in the hot milk. Try it and you, and suddenly like it. You can cook such a yummy one - fill the fruit with butter, cream, nuts - this will be a dessert!
Arabs love to eat dates with milk - and tasty and healthy. They also make pasta from them, which can be stored for a long time.
We advise you to make this kind of fruit salad:
- dates (cut in half) - 200 g
- apples (slices) - 3 pcs.
- walnuts - 50 g
- lemon juice - 2 tbsp. l
- natural yoghurt - 150 ml
Put dates, apples and nuts in a salad bowl. Mix yogurt with lemon juice, pour the salad, mix and treat loved ones.
The most useful delicacy
The fact that dates are akin to medicine due to the content of a huge number of useful elements, we have already seen. The fact that it is delicious food, too. But after all dates also simply pleasant sweet, the present delicacy for sweet teeth.
So beloved by children of chocolates and chocolates useful to call somehow the language does not turn. But dates - yes. In the East, these fruits are given to children as a delicacy. And this is correct, because the child is accustomed to useful sweets, and, in addition to pleasure, receives a whole set of components necessary for growth and development.
So think, loving parents and grandparents: instead of another ice cream, cake or chocolates, give your child a better date - much more useful for the health of the child.
Rarely which of the gifts of nature combines so many wonderful qualities at once. No wonder in the East they call a date a gift of Allah.As the Arabian wisdom says, the date palm has truly magical qualities - the fruit of this tree saves you from hunger, heals, relieves from bad thoughts, and sweetens.
We will simply say: a wonderful date - and medicine, and food, and delicacy. Use these priceless gifts for good!