Delicious & Wholesome “Diamond Dates” Recipe

Delicious & Wholesome “Diamond Dates”
Ayurvedic remedies, whilst effective, can sometimes be less than joyful to consume. There is no denying the benefits of triphala or trikatu yet tasting them is frequently the hardest step! And even the ‘sweeter’ herbs such as Ashwagandha or Shatavari can still be somewhat of a mouthful despite their effectiveness.

When it comes to dates however, we can rejoice! Dates have tremendous health benefits and let’s face it, are just delights to the mouth! Although not exactly tridoshic (can increase kapha due to its heavy and sweet qualities) they can usually be paired with all sorts of foods and herbs to improve taste or efficacy.

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Phoenix dactylifera or dates as they are commonly known are thought to have originated from the middle east. After years of cultivation however, it is hard to pinpoint an exact region. There are numerous varieties and many cultures have their own favorite recipes and uses of dates.

Health Benefits
The health benefits of this delicious fruit are vast. According to Ayurveda, dates are heavy and sweet in taste. They have a cooling effect on the body and can therefore increase kapha yet pacify pitta and vata. Some of the conditions benefited include:

  • Arthritis
  • Constipation
  • Low sperm count
  • Cystitis
  • Acidity
  • Anemia
  • Diarrhea
  • Emaciation
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • And more!

 

Because of their potassium and fiber content dates can tremendously benefit joint pain and increase bulk of stool. As they also have a cooling effect in the body, they act as diuretics and are particularly useful in cases of bladder inflammations. Lastly, they are revered for their vajikarana abilities (treatment of sexual debility). Their nutrient rich content helps to act as superb shukrala – increasing the quality and quantity of semen.

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Diamond Date Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 6 Medjool dates – pitted
  • 1 pinch each of powdered: saffron, cinnamon, cardamom and ginger
  • 8oz of Ghee
  • Airtight glass container (12-16oz jar)

 

Steps:

  1. Slice each date into quarters or halves according to choice.
  2. Place dates into jar
  3. Add the ghee and spices
  4. Gently stir, then cover and keep in dark cupboard for 1-2 weeks.
  5. Enjoy!

 

This recipe is particularly beneficial for those who are emaciated or low in ojas. Diamond dates are so called because of their tremendous powers of increasing vitality and immunity. The additional spices also assist in digestion due to their heating nature.

Kiren Dhaliwal
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