Ten Benefits Of Eating Ajwa Dates

Ten Benefits Of Eating Ajwa Dates

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Below is a list of the benefits of Ajwa:

1-Science tells us that these dates are filled with vital minerals and other various nutrients that help our body grow, heal and continue to function normally. These nutrients consist of potassium which is essential for life and vital for the heart. Ajwa Dates also contain magnesium which helps keep your heart rhythm steady and keeps your bones strong.

2-Ajwa Date also regulates your blood pressure and helps your kidneys function better.

3-Calcium which is good for bone and teeth and plays a vital role like nerve signal transmission is also found in the Ajwa dates.

4-Eating Ajwa dates daily can protect you against diseases like atherosclerosis which is a leading factor in most heart attacks and strokes.

5-Consuming Ajwa dates also helps ease the pain of childbirth. In comparison to normal foods that we eat every day we obtain more nutrients and minerals as well as amino acids per serving.

6-Ajwa Dates also contain a high percentage of carbohydrates, 15 salts and minerals, 14 types of fatty acids, 23 amino acids,six vitamins and many dietary fibers.

7-According to a recent survey in the medical field, it is generally acknowledged that the consumption of Ajwa dates also helps prevent abdominal cancer.

8-Dates help pacifies any feelings of hunger as the nutrition from the dates is being absorbed. Ajwa Dates are also one of the most versatile foods that help with the digestive process.

9-It is believed that consumption of Ajwa dates helps keep your eyes healthy throughout your life and helps prevent night blindness.

10-The energy that is found in Ajwa dates can be used by couples to help them get pregnant and greatly increase their libido.

11-Ajwa Date is also a great alternative to sports drinks and energy drinks that you find people consuming at the gym. Gym enthusiasts can indulge in a basic Ajwa date milk shake which will provide them more strength and muscle repair than any protein shake or sports drink found in the market.

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Popular date palm fruit types: Sukkary dates

Popular date palm fruit types: Sukkary dates

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The word “Sukkary” sounds like “sugar”,’ In Arabic, it means “the sweet one”.’ This variety is popular in the region, with the fruit often referred to as ‘royal dates’. They are cone-shaped, with pronounced creases in their yellow skin and firm, faintly resilient, mildly sweet flesh – crystallised sugars give them a crisp bite.

Sukkary date palm fruits are arguably the most famous premium date type is the Arab world, it has a very unique color that easily distinguish it from other date palm fruit types.

Sukkary date palm fruit is a staple dietary item in all dining events in the GCC.  The type is sometimes spelled as Sukkari.
 
Sukkary is most famously associated with Al Qassim region in Saudi Arabia. Al Qassim region tends to produce the highest quality of it. Although other regions produce it including Al Kharj and Al Hassa. 

Sukkary Date palm fruits, although has a name sugary, they actually are cholesterol free, sodium free and fat free, so they are great for people with heart conditions. They are also an excellent source of fiber which is good for the digestive system.

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Big potential for date palm in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Big potential for date palm in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

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The date palm remains as emblematic of the Gulf region today as it ever was in the past.

With hundreds lining major roads, and with their tasty dates a favourite purchase in local supermarkets, life here would be a little less appealing without them.

What is more, the benefits they bring extend beyond satisfying our palates and beautifying local cityscapes.

As reported last year, researchers at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology were looking at ways of turning date palm waste into charcoal-like biochar, which improves fertility and water retention in soil.

Biochar has also been credited with preventing pests and diseases from spreading.

The UAE has about 40 million date palms, each generating about 15 kilograms of waste biomass annually, so there is no shortage of material.

Separately, the defence company AgustaWestland is exploring applications for date palm waste. It is considering burning it to produce electricity and heat for industrial use, turning it into compost, creating building insulation and improving the capabilities of construction material.

Date palm waste has a high lignin content and can also be digested by yeast to produce valuable pharmaceuticals and industrial products. The Anglo-Italian company aims to develop a commercially viable scheme involving local farmers who can guarantee a supply of date palm material to justify the investment.

“Local people recognise this material is being discarded and they cannot help feeling they should be doing something beneficial with it,” said David Francis, the company’s industry participation manager.

To help determine the productive uses to which it could be put to, the firm has collected date palm waste from farms in Al Ain, Liwa and Ras Al Khaimah, and sent it around the world for analysis.

“Hopefully, later this year, we’ll be able to go back to the farmers and say to them, ‘this is what we think we can do’,” said Mr Francis, noting that a scheme could have “huge potential for the UAE to pioneer new technologies and develop the knowledge and experience required to generate sustainable exports”.

Applications for palm material in building are another interest to the UAE.

The Sabla Project in Al Ain, for example, is investigating how palm fronds, bundled together with rope, can create the structure of a building.

“People have used plant material in the past but they’ve always used it without knowing the capability of it,” said Dr Sunday Popo-Ola, a research and teaching fellow at the department of civil and environmental engineering at Imperial College London, who is associated with the initiative.

“Bamboo has been used widely in South America and some parts of Africa. They don’t have a clue how strong these are.”

There is also research into how fibres from date palms, bamboo and other plants can improve the properties of substances such as concrete. Concrete can lack tensile strength so often steel or plastic are incorporated to increase its durability, and natural fibres can play a similar role.

“Concrete is not very good in tension. It cracks very easily,” said Dr Popo-Ola. “Putting these fibres in binds it together.”

A 2012 paper in the International Journal of Physical Sciences, Performance of Date Palm Fibres-reinforced Plaster Concrete, found that the fibres made concrete easier to deform and manipulate, less likely to crack and a better insulator.

“The advantage of using palm natural fibres is that it is an environmentally friendly material. Maybe some man-made fibres result in a better lifespan for the concrete product, but its production is harmful to the environment,” said Dr Hadi Abou Chakra of Beirut Arab University’s department of industrial engineering and engineering management.

Dr Chakra and other researchers from his university last year published a paper in the European Scientific Journal on using fibres from the leaves of the fan palm in concrete. They described a method that involved pre-treating them with a sodium hydroxide or caustic soda solution before mixing with concrete.

The alkali solution roughened the fibres’ surface, helping them to form stronger bonds with the concrete. It also improved the fibres’ tensile strength and elasticity, and is thought likely to improve their durability, which is important because under normal conditions, natural fibres in concrete can weaken over time.

Similarly, last year in the International Journal of Sustainable Built Environment, researchers in Qatar described a pre-treatment regime using calcium hydroxide for fibres from the leaves of female date palms.

Despite the research, there are few cases where natural fibres have been used in concrete for structural purposes, according to Prof Erik Schlangen of Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands, who studies the use of natural fibres from, for example, hardwoods, softwoods, banana plants and bamboo, in concrete.

“A lot of people are investigating it, if it really works, and if durability is OK, but real applications on a structural level are not that many. It’s usually for reinforcement for cladding elements but not for structural elements.”

Although chemical pre-treatments are being developed, the technology, he said, was not as eco-friendly as envisaged.

“They do have a future but we need to work out more the real durability aspects.”

So ultimately, as well as providing succulent fruit, being used in landscape gardening and helping to improve soil fertility, date palms could become important in the construction of buildings, or at least in producing non-structural elements such as concrete barriers, pavement slabs and tiles.

In terms of what the date palm can be used for, it seems, more than 5,000 years on from when the trees were first cultivated, we have only scratched the surface.

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8 health benefits of the date palm fruit

8 health benefits of the date palm fruit

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Dates are a good source of various vitamins and minerals. Its a good source of energy, sugar and fiber. Essential minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium and zinc are found in dates.  It also contains vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin A and vitamin K. 

Dates benefits can be summarized as follows :

  1. Bone Health and Strength: The significant amounts of minerals found in dates make it a super food for strengthening bones and fighting off painful and debilitating diseases like osteoporosis. Dates contain selenium, manganese, copper, and magnesium, all of which are integral to healthy bone development and strength, particularly as people begin to age and their bones gradually weaken. So, eat your dates and give a boost to your bones!

  2. Anemia: Dates have a high mineral content, which is beneficial for many different health conditions, but their impressive levels of iron make them a perfect dietary supplement for people suffering from anemia. The high level of iron balances out the inherent lack of iron in anemic patients, increasing energy and strength, while decreasing feelings of fatigue and sluggishness.

  3. Allergies:One of the most interesting facets of dates is the presence of organic sulfur in them. This is not a very common element to find in foods, but it does have a worthwhile amount of health benefits, including the reduction of allergic reactions and seasonal allergies. According to a study done in 2002, organic sulfur compounds can have a positive impact on the amount of suffering people experience from SAR (Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis), which affects approximately 23 million people in the United States alone. Dates are a great way to somewhat stem the effects of those seasonal allergies through its contributions of sulfur to the diet.

  4. Energy Booster: Dates are high in natural sugars like glucose, fructose, and sucrose. Therefore, they are the perfect snack for an immediate burst of energy. Many people around the world use dates for a quick afternoon snack when they are feeling lethargic or sluggish.

  5. Nervous System Health: The vitamins present in dates make it an ideal boost to nervous system health and functionality. Potassium is one of the prime ingredients in promoting a healthy and responsive nervous system, and it also improves the speed and alertness of brain activity. Therefore, dates are a wonderful food source for people as they begin to age and their nervous system becomes sluggish or unsupported, as well as for people who want to keep their mind sharp.

  6. Healthy Heart: Dates are quite helpful in keeping your heart healthy. When they are soaked for the night, crushed in the morning and then consumed, they have been shown to have a positive effect on weak hearts. Dates are also a rich source of potassium, which studies have shown to reduce the risk of stroke and other heart related diseases. Furthermore, they are suggested as a healthy and delicious way to reduce the levels of LDL cholesterol in the body, which is a major contributing factor heart attacks, heart disease, and stroke. Therefore, when taken twice a week, dates can seriously improve the overall health of the heart.

  7. Sexual Weakness:Studies have shown that dates are even beneficial for increasing sexual stamina. Soak a handful of dates in fresh goat’s milk overnight, then grind them in the same milk with a mixture of cardamom powder and honey. This mixture becomes a very useful tonic for increasing sexual endurance and reducing sterility caused by various sexual disorders. The science behind this phenomenon is largely due to traditional usage which stimulated formal research.

  8. Night Blindness: The benefits of dates are extensive, and are commonly employed to fight off various conditions affecting the ear, nose, and throat. When the leaves of the date palm are ground into a paste and rubbed on and around the eyes, or when dates are ingested orally, it has been shown to reduce the frequency of night blindness, and this solution is commonly used in rural areas where dates grow as an alternative medicine.

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