Taiwan’s Magnificent Date Palms: Nature’s Doctor
Taiwan’s Magnificent Date Palms reign over all the other fruit bearing trees. When you glance at Taiwan’s Magnificent Date Palms , it is hard to understand that it is related to the Magnolia. Amazing as it may seem, the Date Palm is also related to the Lily plant. The Magnolia has been able to adapt to most of the warmer climates of the world. It most likely is this inherited trait that makes the Date Palm so strong and able to adapt to many climates.
Palms are tropical and subtropical trees and grow all over the world. They grow well in California, Hawaii, Florida, and through out the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. Taiwan’s Magnificent Date Palms provide palm oil, and date sugar. The fruit is extremely good to eat, nutritious, and has medicinal purposes. Many people also use the leaves as thatch for their roof and for the material to make baskets and things like mats and place mats. Every part of the Date Palm is used.
One Date is only 24 calories and they are extremely high in dietary fiber. They also have large amounts of Potassium. More than the Banana, that is known for it’s Potassium. The Date also provides B vitamins, iron, and magnesium.
There are many health benefits of the humble Date. For a list of some of the major medicinal uses, check out the Health Benefit web site @ https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/fruit/health-benefits-of-dates.html
For a healthy Banana and Date cookie, just packed with Potassium, check out these delicious healthy cookies. They are one of my favorites. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/healthy-banana-cookies/
So next time you see Taiwan’s Magnificent Date Palms growing in abundance all over the island, remember how tasty and healthy they are. Think about all the many things that you can use the large palm leaves for. Looking for Dates in Taiwan ? You do not need to look far. You will find lots of dates at any Morning Market throughout the island. Enjoy!