1 small date= 20 calories
1 Medjool date=60 calories
Dates are very popular because of their sweet flavor and great health benefits. Dates provide several essential nutrients such as calcium, fiber, amino acids, sulfur, iron, manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, copper, potassium and fats to the body. They are wonderful sources of dietary fiber and are rich in vitamins Al, Bl, B2, B3 and B5. This combination of nutrients is a great combination, as studies have shown dates assist in digestion, help maintain a healthy nervous system, treat anemia, improve eye health, strengthen tooth enamel, alleviate constipation, boost energy, and sexual prowess or libido.