Dates are the fruit of the palm tree that grows in many tropical regions of the world. Dates have become very popular in recent years. Almost all dates that are sold in Western countries are dried. Based on the appearance of the date, you can tell whether it is dried or not. Wrinkled skin indicates dryness, while smooth skin indicates freshness.
Depending on the variety, fresh dates are relatively small in size and range in color from light red to light yellow. The date is chewy with a sweet taste. They also contain some important nutrients and have a variety of benefits and uses. A 3.5-ounce (100-gram) serving
Dates are also high in antioxidants, which may contribute to many of their health benefits.Even with nearly 7 grams of fiber in a 3.5-ounce serving, including dates in your diet is a great way to increase your fiber intake.