The sweet chewy fruit known in India as Khajoor or Kharjur needs no introduction. Native of the desert of North Africa and Middle East, Dates are believed to be the first fruit that man ever cultivated! Growing up to a height of 65-70 feet, there are believed to be 3000 different varieties of dates. Dried dates last for years as they will have low water and high sugar content. The traditional energy snack, dates are known as ‘bread of the desert’
Rich in natural sugar, including dates in our diet is highly beneficial. Recent studies in pharmacology suggest that apart from being highly nutritious, dates have many other health benefits. Dates are endowed with naturally occurring chemical substances, believed to be able to reduce cholesterol, help fight against diabetes cancer and heart related ailments.
Dates make you look beautiful. Yes, you heard right, as they are excellent sources of Vit. C and D, they maintain the skin elasticity (anti-aging), making you look younger.
High in naturally occuring iron content, dates are often recommended to ladies in advanced stages of pregnancy. Consumed in specific quantities dates are known to ease labour and help in dilating the cervix.
High in dietary fiber, loaded with natural sugar, a good source of protein and carbohydrate also being high in iron content, it is but obvious that dates become a part of the VeaChoc composition mix. When combined with the benefits of nigella, flax and ragi, dates transform a chocolate snack into ‘Vea’Choc!