Dates Juice (Khajoor Juice) is another common form of eating dates in addition to the generally consumed form of eating fresh and dry dates.
What Are Dates?
It is commonly known as date palm (Khajoor/Khajur) in Hindi, Palmier’ in French, and ‘Tawarikh’ in Arabic. Dates mean a flowering plant species from the palm family. It is typically cultivated for its sweet fruit.
Scientifically called Phoenix Dactylifera, the date fruit never misses the dinner table during the holy month of Ramadan. Dates are one of the quick and best ways to get some energy on the go.
The real place of origin of dates is not known but it is believed to originate from the lands around Iraq, however, it is now being cultivated in many tropical and subtropical regions of the world including Nigeria.
Dates can be enjoyed in many ways whether fresh or dry. They are exceptionally sweet and rarely lose their flavor when dried.
Nigeria is a blessed country. We have the advantage of double harvesting dates in a year. Date palm trees have rainy and dry fruiting seasons.
Dates cultivated in the region start flowering around January/February and become ripe for reaping around June/July. While that of the rainy season start flowering around September/October and become ready for harvesting around February/March.
What Is Dates Juice?
Dates juice or Khejur er rosh, is sugary sap extracted from the date palm trees. Dates palm juice is made by blending pre-soaked dates with water or milk. It is consumed like date syrup in small curative quantities or added in desserts and smoothies.
Dates are high in fructose and sugar (sugar content is over 60%) and very little fiber. When you juice the dates you are going to remove more of the fiber.
The juice may have a disadvantage of becoming very rich in sugar, especially for diabetic patients. Dates, as with most fruits are healthy for you, especially when you eat it in moderation. Drinking date juice is also healthy, but as usual, in moderation.
How to Make Khajoor Juice?
Dates juice recipe comes in two versions – with milk (Dates Milkshake) and water.
- Dates – 1/2 Cup
- Milk/water – 2 Cups
- First of all, soak dates in water for an hour to soften them.
- After that, remove the seeds and slice them roughly.
- Then, add dates, milk or water depending on the choice in a blender.
- Fourthly and most importantly, blend thoroughly until smooth.
- Finally, transfer into a tall glass and enjoy this great drink.
How to Make Date Syrup
You can prepare it by boiling sliced dates, blending the cooked dates and squeezing out their liquid, leaving a thick juice.
Khajoor Juice Concentrate is a useful way of keeping prepared date juice available. You can use it to cook and bake both for its own taste and as an alternative for white sugar.
Khajoor Juice Nutrition Facts
Here is dates calories breakup of the Juice:
- Total Calories: 59
- Fat: 0.1 gm
- Total Carbohydrates: 16 gm
- Potassium: 138 mg
- Dietary Fiber: 1.7 gm
- Sugars: 13 gm
- Sodium:4 mg
- Protein: 0.5 gm
- Calcium:1 %
- Iron: 1 %
5 Amazing Dates Juice Benefits for Health, Hair & Skin
Let’s have a look at some of the wonderful Khajoor Juice benefits:
- Natural Skin Glow
Being a good source of Vitamin C and D, dates juice restores the quality of your skin and grows its elasticity. It also helps in decreasing signs of aging and encourages a natural glow from within.
- Nourishes Skin
It aids in growing the platelet count in your blood and also nurtures your skin.
Save money and consume a preservative-free juice by preparing dates juice at home. It is simple and easy to prepare.
- Promotes Good Hair Growth
The high content of iron and folate in the juice can fortify hair follicles from within and lessens hair fall.
Lush hair is one of the advantages you get by consuming dates juice on a steady basis.
It offers all the nutrients that the hair follicles need to work and give you voluminous hair with immediate smoothness.
- Aids in Weight Gain
The high content of sugar and carbohydrates make dates juice a perfect choice for those who want to add weight. It is a natural treatment for weight gain in underweight people
- Strengthens Bones
Calcium, manganese, copper, and magnesium are present in date juice in good quantities. This aids in a healthy bone as well as the teeth. Apart from supporting in bone health, dates juice is an elixir for anaemic patients.