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Benefits of Date Palm (Korma, Kurma, Khorma) For Babies

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, Kurma, Khorma) For Babies :


As the growth of bone, the teeth also need a supply of calcium so that teething is not experiencing problems. Calcium from date palm is expected to meet the calcium needs to be used for the process of dentition. So expect the arrival time for the child’s age is insufficient, the entire teeth have grown rapidly and are not corrosive so it does not run into the hole on the teeth and infection.

Maintain nerve function

Nerves are very important in our ability to think and control the body to move. By consuming the expected date other than to maintain the development of the brain in terms of intelligence, also expected to maintain and nourish the body’s motor functions. Because the ability to keep the nerves of the palm is expected to facilitate the baby to develop fine motor skills. As it is known that motor skills are also influenced by the nervous system. Expected during growth and development of babies become children, to avoid delays motor function.

Maintain bone health

In infants, the growth period she was still quite young so it is fragile. In this case, including bone growth in infants as young as young, would still be in its infancy and is still not strong. Thus in the given dates, the expected date content to meet the needs of calcium in infants who are still in need of calcium in the growth process of the bones of his body. It is expected to consume regularly, later when the child grows into a child, the child’s bone composition is included stronger.

Feeding the baby’s brain growth

It is said that by often giving dates to the baby is able to improve the intelligence of the baby. Babyhood to childhood is a good time to keep and train cognitive development or thought our baby. by giving dates from infancy as an additional complementary foods, is expected baby can catch the response stimulation provided parents so it is good for development. By keeping the development of infant brain functions, is expected to make a baby more active so as to capture a given interaction. On the other hand, when it grew later expected the child to be easy to learn and easy to afford or find solutions or answers on the exam or test.

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