Which types of dates are better: fresh or dry?
Durability of dates: dried dates have low humidity and as a result they stay fresh for a long time while, the durability of fresh dates is for less than 8 to 10 months. Dry dates if kept in the refrigerator stays for 5 years. Therefore, dried dates in comparison with fresh dates have a higher durability.
Calorie: 100 gram dried dates contain 280 calories. While, 100 gram fresh dates have 145 calories. Therefore, for losing weight it’s better to eat fresh dates. But, if you want to gain weight you can get the extra calories from dried dates. Thus, the use of date types depends on the individual’s need.
Nutrient: two types of dates have the same nutrient. Dates contain Iron, vitamin A (useful for eye health), Potassium (useful for heart), and Magnesium which cures diabetes, blood pressure, and depression.
Dates are abundant in Fructose. High amount of Fructose is harmful for the body. As it was said, there aren’t a lot of differences between the nutrition value of dried and fresh dates.
Energy: dates are abundant in Carbohydrate such as Sucrose, Fructose, and Glucose. They provide the energy needed for bodybuilding exercises. Dried and fresh dates are full of energy.
Fiber: dates have a lot of fibers. They prevent constipation. Dried dates have more fibers.
Dates are useful fruits. If you want to lose weight, in addition to daily exercises, you eat fresh dates. Different types of carbohydrates, vitamins, and proteins create a feeling of satiety. But, if you want to gain weight, you eat dried dates which are full of calories.