The Sweet Health Benefits of Dates

From improving gut health to helping with childbirth, dates are a nutritional powerhouse.

Are dates good for you?

The short answer is yes. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), one serving of dates (about 100 grams or four dates) contains a high percentage of your recommended daily amount of:

Copper: 40% (.362 mg).

Magnesium: 15% (54 mg).

Manganese: 14% (.296 mg).

Potassium23% (696 mg).

Vitamin B6: 17% (.249 mg).