The Zahidi date is light in color with a firm outside and great sweetness inside. They are certainly not the sweetest dates available, making them good for recipes where you don't want the date to overpower other ingredients.
100 grams of dates provide the human body with its full need of magnesium, manganese, copper, sulpher and half of its need of iron and a quarter of its need of calcium and potassium. Dates have a high content of fluorine conforming five times as much as the same content in other fruits. They also contain vitamin B and a good source of folic acid, sugars, proteins, fats, mineral salts and the rare elements.
Dates are a sweet snack alternative for health conscious consumers. Low in fat, and sodium, they contain no cholesterol, and are high in fiber and magnesium. Dates contain more potassium then a banana, and are rich in iron! So good for you, yet they taste like candy.