How to make date powder (Dates sugar) and 8 amazing health benefits

How to make date powder (Dates sugar) and 8 amazing health benefits 
Dates are well known for their nutritional value, especially for young children and adult. Although fresh dates can be eaten fresh, dried dates are difficult to eat. But you don't have to worry about that, since you can eat them in the form of homemade dry date powder. It is delicious in nature, making the taste and nutrition of any dish good. Dried dates or kharik are rich in vitamins and minerals as well as iron, dietary fiber and protein.
If you are wondering how to make dry date powder at home, we have listed the complete recipe here. Although this process is hard work and requires time and patience, the end result is worth it!

How to prepare dry date powder at home?
1. Wash to remove dirt and dust
2. Deseed: open up to remove the seeds
3. Sundry, oven dry or use a dehydrator if available
4. Grind to powder: use the mill part of your blender if you're making a small quantity but if plenty, take to the mill.
5. Sieve and re- grind until you get very fine powdery texture. Still keep whatever granules that cannot be further grinded. Still useful.
6. Store in an airtight container and use in place of sugar.
P:S Date is highly nutritious compared to white sugar as it still contains it's natural fibre, minerals and antioxidants. It can be used in place of sugar for baby foods, pasteries, paps, smoothies etc.
Please use in moderation because it is still sugar

8 amazing health benefits
date powder

These dates have become very popular in recent years as they are recognized as a delicious, rich and nutritious food. Depending on the species, the color of the dates varies from bright red to purple. Date powder has become a new ingredient for date fruit. This can be a good substitute for traditional sweeteners. Dates are a good source of iron, calcium, pyridoxine and other moderate minerals. Dates are also a source of antioxidants and are rich in beta-carotene.

 Keep reading to find out more health benefits of date powder.


1. It regulate digestive issues

Digestive problems like constipation and acidity can be solved if you include dates in your diet. Dates are rich in fiber and serve as a laxative because they regulate bowel movements. The cooling effect of these fruits (in any form, including powdered form) reduces acidity and calms the stomach.

 2. Rich in antioxidants that fight disease
Antioxidants protect your cells from free radicals, which can cause disease. Compared to similar fruits, such as figs, dates seem to have the highest antioxidant content. So date powder contains the three most powerful antioxidants that help reduce the risk of many diseases - flavonoids, carotenoids and phenolic acids.
3. Gives instant power
Dates and powdered dates are a source of energy. Being a natural source of sugar, it helps fight sudden tiredness and severe fatigue. For those who suffer from a loss of energy during periods, having a date powder nearby will help in regaining energy.

 4. Promotes brain health
Science says that eating a dates can help improve brain function. In fact, studies have shown that dates can reduce inflammatory markers, such as interleukin 6 (IL-6), in the brain. High levels of IL-6 are associated with a high risk of neurodegenerative diseases.
5. Strong bones
Strong bones are made with calcium, vitamins C and B-6, and iron. This is why nutritionists recommend including dates in your diet every day or at least twice a week. Dates prevent and eventually fight osteoporosis and other bone diseases. 

6. Promotes heart function
Dried dates and date powder can regulate the amount of low-density lipoprotein (LDL or bad cholesterol) in the blood. Patients suffering from high blood pressure should make it a habit to add date powder because it is rich in potassium, but low in sodium, making it good for controlling blood pressure. 

7. Can help promote creativity
Dates have been studied for their ability to facilitate and promote pregnancy in pregnant women. Adding this fruit during the last week of pregnancy can promote cervical dilatation and reduce the need for labor. A study found that women who eat 6 dates a day for four weeks before their due date, 20 percent can give birth normally and less time than those who do not eat it. Dates can play an important role in pregnancy due to compounds that bind to oxytocin receptors and seem to mimic the effects of oxytocin (the hormone that causes labor conyraction during childbirth) in the body. 

8.  It is an excellent natural sweetener
Dates are a great source of fructose, a naturally occurring sugar found in fruits, which makes date powder a great substitute for white sugar. The dust is very sweet with a subtle caramel flavor. You can use it in any of your recipes because of the nutrients, fiber and antioxidants it provides.
Dates are very nutritious. The powder form of its consumption is good for adding it to your diet and food easily and quickly.

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