The sugar content in dates is extremely high (up to 70% of their weight comes
from fructose), and their sweetness gets more intense as dates dry and lose
moisture. Dates are a good source of fiber.
Fiber, the indigestible part of carbohydrate, is an important nutrient in the diet as it helps to keep you full, reduces LDL “bad” cholesterol, regulates bowels, and maintains steady blood sugar.
Studies have found that those who eat adequate amounts of fiber are at
healthier weights and have a reduced risk of heart disease and certain cancers.