Also known as: Khajur, Kharjura, Kharjuram, Tetikal Palam
Description: Fruits grown on the date palm tree. Consumed both ripe and dry.
Commonly used in: Desserts
Health Benefits: An excellent source of energy. Dates are naturally sweet, rich in iron, fiber and low in cholesterol. Good laxative and antioxidant. Also rich in calcium, potassium and other minerals vital for growth.