SCIENTIFIC FINDINGS OF AJWA DATES

Ajwa Dates has loads of health benefits as it is a powerhouse of essential minerals such as Iron, Potassium, Calcium and Zinc. These minerals are key to maintaining the acid/base balance in the blood as well as balancing the functioning of kidneys.

The Carbohydrate content with Iron helps in increasing the metabolism and energy process in cellular respiration and cell mitochondrial ATP synthesis.

Phytochemicals and Vitamin B-12 present in Ajwa Dates, is very helpful in reducing tri-glyceride (bad cholesterol) levels.

Ajwa Dates are one of high calorie density fruits. They are excellent sources of minerals and vitamins and compose health benefiting flavonoid polyphenolic antioxidants known as tannins. Tannins are known to possess anti-infective, anti-inflammatory, and anti-hemorrhagic (prevent easy bleeding tendencies) properties.

Ajwa Dates are moderate sources of vitamin-A (contain 149 IU per 100 g), which is known to have antioxidant properties and essential for vision. Additionally, it is also required maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin. Consumption of natural fruits rich in vitamin A is known to help protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.

Ajwa Dates are rich in dietary fiber, which prevents LDL cholesterol absorption in the gut. Additionally, the fiber works as a bulk laxative. It, thus, helps to protect the colon mucous membrane from cancer-causing chemicals binding to it in the colon.

Ajwa Dates are an excellent source of iron, carry 0.90 mg/100 g of fruits (about 11% of RDI). Iron, being a component of hemoglobin inside the red blood cells, determines the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood.

Further, these dates are excellent sources of potassium. 100 g contains 696 mg or 16% of daily-recommended levels of this electrolyte. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that help regulate heart rate and blood pressure. It provides highly effective protection against stroke and coronary heart diseases.

Ajwa Dates are also rich in minerals like calcium, manganesecopper, and magnesium. Calcium is an important mineral that is an essential constituent of bone and teeth, and required by the body for muscle contraction, blood clotting, and nerve impulse conduction. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. Copper is required for the production of red blood cells. Magnesium is essential for bone growth.

Further, the fruit has moderate levels of B-complex group of vitamins as well as vitamin K. It contains very good amounts of pyridoxine (vitamin B-6), niacin, pantothenic acid, and riboflavin. These vitamins are acting as cofactors help body metabolize carbohydrates, protein, and fats. Vitamin K is essential for many coagulant factors in the blood as well as in bone metabolism.