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    Dried dates

    Dried dates are mature fully ripened dates that are sun dried. Dried dates are brown in color with a wrinkly outer skin and a chewy sweet interior flesh. They can be eaten as is or used in cooking to make cookies, puddings, etc. Dried dates soaked in water and consumed in summer are believed to protect against sun stroke. Dried dates are a healthy snack low in fats and cholesterol and and high in carbohydrates, dietary fiber and minerals. They are low in sodium and have good amounts of potassium. This helps to maintain the blood pressure and reduces water retention. Very good source of iron, which helps in respiration at the cellular level by synthesizing hemoglobin that helps to carry oxygen to cells.