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Dates: a healthy tradition during Ramadan!
Dates are on every table during the period of Ramadan and it is tradition to break the fast. The dry fruit is composed of 20% water and 73% carbohydrates, making it an excellent source of essential glucose after a long day of fasting. Although low in protein and lipids, dried dates are rich in magnesium, iron, potassium and B vitamins, all essential to our body. It is also particularly rich in fiber making it very effective against constipation. However do not abuse because it is a high calorie food. 3 dates contain about 200 calories and 6g of fiber.
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Series of Lectures by Professor Michael Zimmermann
4/27/2015 5:00 PM - 4/29/2015 6:00 PM
American University of Beirut - Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences - Room Agriculture 102
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