Date palm contains a whole bunch of essential nutrients,vitamins and mineral that are required for the growth,development and overall well-being.
The fruits are an excellent source of iron, a component of the hemoglobin inside the red blood cell that determine the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood. Moreover, they are an excellent sources of potassium which is a component of cell and body fluids that help regulate heart rate and blood pressure thus lowers down the risk of stroke and coronary heart diseases.
They also compose antioxidant flavonoids such as beta-carotene, lutein, and zea-xanthin. These antioxidants found to have the ability to protect cells and other structures in the body from harmful effects of oxygen-free radicals. Thus, eating dates found to offer some protection from colon, prostate, breast, endometrial, lung, and pancreatic cancers.
Date fruits also rich in minerals like calcium, manganese, copper, 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