This has to be the #1 reason why we’d ask you to eat anything at all, but in the case of Medjoul, it’s a double whammy. They’re the healthy answer to your sweet cravings, and with their toffee-like richness, pack quite a flavourful punch.
With less than half a percent of fat and zero compromise on taste, these dates have to be the best dessert ever!
With high dietary fibre (about 8 grams per 100 grams) and medium to low rate of carbohydrate absorption (Glycemic index), Medjoul makes for a satisfying snack that gives you a sugar rush without risks of obesity.
Since these dates are unprocessed whole fruits that are fibre-rich and contain minerals and antioxidants, they double as nature’s premade energy bars compared to processed cereal bars that feature added sugars and a host of calories. Since dates are a rich source of carbs, they also provide our muscles with the energy required before and after a workout. In fact, a Medjoul date is supposed to give us twice the energy compared to a banana!
Since these dates are rich in antioxidants, magnesium and potassium, contain calcium and are low in sodium, they help our digestive system function normally, prevent constipation and colon cancer, maintain normal blood pressure and help keep our bones healthy. In addition, Medjoul dates contain polyphenols that inhibit the oxidation of bad cholesterol and neutralise free radicals, which helps keep our heart healthy.
Written By : Nirati Agarwal