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8 Health Benefits of Date Palm (Korma) For Your Health

Korma, also spelled kormaa, qorma, khorma, or kurma, is a dish originating in South Asia or Central Asia consisting of meat and/or vegetables braised in a spiced sauce made with yogurt, cream, nut or seed paste.

Phoenix dactylifera (date or date palm) is a flowering plant species in the palm family Arecaceae, cultivated for its edible sweet fruit. Although its place of origin is unknown because of long cultivation, it probably originated from lands around Iraq. The species is widely cultivated and is reportedly naturalized in Australia, Spain, Italy, North Africa, the Canary Islands, Madeira, Cape Verde, the Sahel region of Africa, Mauritius, Réunion, Afghanistan, Pakistan (Khairpur), Bangladesh, India, Israel, Iran, China, (Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan), Fiji, New Caledonia, the United States (California, Nevada, Arizona, Florida, Puerto Rico), northern Mexico, El Salvador, the Leeward Islands, the Cayman Islands, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic.

What nutrients are there in the dates? A lot indeed! Here are sweet, delicious fruits from the tropical oasis, brimming with much-needed minerals and energy to help you stay fit and healthy.

Botanically; they are the fruits grow on the palm tree belonging to the family of Arecaceae, in the genus: Phoenix, and scientifically named as Phoenix dactylifera. The tree is believed to originate in the lands on the banks of Nile and Euphrates Rivers of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. Date palm is now grown extensively for its edible fruits under warmer climates across all the continents.

The date fruit is a “drupe”, in which its outer fleshy part (exocarp and mesocarp) surrounds a shell (the pit or stone) of hardened endocarp with a seed inside. The fruit is oval to cylindrical in shape, 3–7 cms long, and 2–3 cms diameter, and ripe dates range from golden-yellow, amber, bright-red to deep-brown depending on the cultivar type.

There are many varieties of date palm cultivated. ‘Amir Hajj”, ‘Saidy”, ‘Khadrawy’ and ‘Medjool’ are some of the important varieties popular for their rich taste, flavor, and superior quality.

What are the Health Benefits of Date Palm (Korma) For Your Health :

Dates contain magnesium, copper, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, iron, sulfur, calcium and oil. Eating dates every day it can prevent the risk of various diseases. Consider the following review:

1. Prevent Constipation
Soak some dates in water overnight. Drinking water in the morning to help constipation.

2. Rich in iron
Dates are a source of iron. While the iron is very important for red blood cells and prevent anemia.

3. Cholesterol
Dates can also minimize the bad cholesterol and keep your arteries healthy.

4. Increase energy
Mixing dates, honey and milk so-called good for stamina and a healthy libido.

5. Reduce blood pressure
Those suffering from hypertension may consume 3-4 dates every day. The nutritional content of dates can help maintain blood pressure.

6. Prevent Diarrhea
The content of potassium contained in dates can prevent diarrhea.

7. Maintain weight
Dates quickly make you feel full. Not infrequently, experts recommend a diet of dates as the fruit they can consume when dieting.

8. Heart Healthy
Eating dates daily can keep your heart healthy.

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