The history of dates goes back to many centuries and has been a staple food in the Middle East. This is the sweet, chewy fruit which comes from the date palm tree. Though high in levels of sugar, this is a healthy energy booster and can be consumed by diabetics too. Dates are rich in potassium, magnesium, iron and B vitamins, including folate and pantothenic acid. They have many health benefits such as keeping anaemia away, slowing down the progress of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. preventing heart disease and more.