Thanks to their wrinkled skin and overall shriveled appearance, dates aren’t the most attractive-looking of foods. But don’t be put off by that exterior, as the fruit is not only delicious but very good for you. Yes, whether you’re looking to improve your skin or your digestion – or just to give yourself a bit of an energy boost – dates could be the powerhouse that your diet is missing.
Certainly, there are many health benefits to eating dates – not least because of the valuable nutrients that the fruit contains. A 100-gram serving of medjool dates contains 20 percent of an individual’s recommended daily amount (RDA) of potassium, for instance, as well as 12 percent of the RDA of vitamin B6 and 5 percent of the same in iron.