Dates are source of fructose, a natural type of sugar found in fruit.
Compared to similar types of fruit, such as figs and dried plums, dates appear to have the highest antioxidant content.
Compounds that bind to oxytocin receptors and appear to mimic the effects of oxytocin in the body. Oxytocin is a hormone that causes labor contractions during childbirth.
Dates are rich in this vitamin A and help combat night blindness.
The potential to help with blood sugar regulation due to their low glycemic index, fiber and antioxidants.
The potential brain-boosting properties attributed to their content of antioxidants known to reduce inflammation, including flavonoids.