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Get to know what is Kurma (Dates) and how it can help your body.

Kurma is called dates, the fruit grown from date palms. The scientific name of dates, Phoenix dactylifera, is derived from ancient Greek. The dates palm grew abundantly in Phoenicia and was called Phoenix, as it became a symbol of the region. The species name of dates, dactylifera means “finger-bearing” due to the special oblong shape. The date palm is considered one of the important food crops in the Middle East and North Africa, and has become a valuable food source for people in the past 5000 years.

Kurma can be eaten fresh, but it can usually be eaten dry. In order to add value, Kurma is often processed into pitted dates, paste, or syrup. Kurma is known as a “Sunnah” food and also an essential food for Muslims during the month of fasting. This was due the sweet taste and nutritional value it offers. Kurma are rich in carbohydrates (mainly fructose and glucose) and low in protein and fats. It was also a good source of dietary fibre and antioxidants (mainly carotenoids and phenolic). The main vitamins in Kurma consist of Vitamin B-complex and Vitamin C. Besides, Kurma also contain a high percentage of mineral such as iron, calcium, magnesium, and potassium.


Kurma (Dates) has a high nutritional value that provides a variety of health benefits. Kurma (Dates) is a good source of energy. It contains a high content of glucose, which is good for energy recovery, especially during the fasting month.

It is rich in natural sugars, but has a low glycemic index (GI), which is good for controlling blood sugar levels. It is also a good source of fiber to aid in body's digestive process and prevent constipation.

It has a high content of antioxidants which able to protect cells from free radical damage and prevent the development of certain chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes.

The mineral content of Kurma (Dates) including phosphorus, potassium, calcium and magnesium are good for maintaining the bone’s health. It is also a good source of iron and helps the development of red blood cells. It is also suitable for consumption during pregnancy, which can promote the birth process of the baby.

Is Kurma (Dates) good for you?

Yes, Kurma (Dates) are healthy because they contain fiber, potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper, vitamin B6, folate, niacin, pantothenic acid, riboflavin, thiamine, phosphorus, calcium, manganese, selenium, iodine, chromium, molybdenum, sodium, and protein.

What is the benefit of eating Kurma (Dates)?

In terms of science, it is proven that dates are among the most nutritious fruits. Dates are very high in vitamins, minerals anti-oxidant, and polyphenols. In addition to that, dates are also very high in fiber. It can also help prevent various types of chronic diseases.

Dates can also help reduce diabetes by lowering blood glucose levels due to their fiber content. It is also good for preventing heart disease and cardiovascular problems. Dates can help relieve bowel movements because of their excellent fiber content. 

Dates actually good for women who are pregnant because they facilitate the process of giving birth. Studies shows that taking dates before giving birth will make it easier for the women to give birth normally. In addition, dates are also good as an alternative to sugar. We can use dates as a sweetener to replace the use of sugar. Dates are also high in Vitamin E, A and B Complex which are important for health as well as Vitamin C. 

When we eat dates every day, it is actually a very good diet especially during the month of fasting and Ramadan. It also help to give us energy because the energy content in dates is very high. It is small date fruit but packed with nutrients and have enough energy for us to fast more healthily.


There are many types of Kurma (Dates) available in the market. The colour ranges from yellow to red and to dark purple. The following table shows the different types of Kurma (Dates).

Kurma Ajwa

Kurma Ajwa are rich in natural sugar and contain more than any other fruit. Protein, Vitamin A, and some B vitamins are found in the fruits. It also contains a significant amount of dietary fibre and potassium, as well as numerous other beneficial vitamins and minerals.

  • The most popular type of dates among Muslims in the world.
  • Dark in color.

Benefits of Kurma Ajwa

  • Relieve Constipation
  • Strengthen Bones
  • Treat intestinal disorder
  • Treat Anemia
  • Cure Allergies
  • Boost Energy
  • Maintain Nervous System Health
  • Promote Heart Health
  • Treat Sexual Weakness
  • Prevent Night Blindness
  • Treat Diarrhea

kurma ajwa

Kurma Majdoul

The natural sweetness of Kurma Majdoul makes them one of the most widely consumed dates. Compared to other common types, these dates are bigger, darker, and have a caramel-like flavour.

  • The most expensive among the types of dates.
  • Dark yellow to reddish-brown in color.

Benefits of Kurma Majdoul

  • Lower Risk of Heart Disease
  • Essential for Healthy Digestion
  • Nervous System Support
  • Improved Metabolism

Kurma Majdoul

Kurma Safawi

Kurma Safawi dates are among the best types of dates, second only to Ajwa dates, the prophet's dates. Safawi date trees are very productive, so Safawi dates are easier to find in Medina than Ajwa dates.

Benefits of Kurma Safawi

  • Full of Fiber
  • Relieve Constipation
  • Stops abdominal Cancer
  • Healthy Nervous Tooth Enamel
  • Strengthen Tooth Enamel
  • Assist with Weight Gain
  • Lower Cholesterol
  • Improve Eyesight
  • Treat Anaemia
  • Energy Booster

Kurma Safawi

Kurma Khodry

Has a relatively bright colour compared to other dates.

Benefits of Kurma Khodry

In Arab countries, khodry dates are very popular with pilgrims. Khodry dates have sweet, chewy flesh and dark red skin.

  • Source of Natural Sugar
  • Stops abdominal Cancer
  • Make Heart Strong
  • Solution to Obesity
  • Easing baby Birth
  • Recommended for Lactating Mother
  • Help to Build Strong Bones

Kurma Khodry

Kurma Mabroom

  • The most expensive among the types of dates.
  • Dark yellow to reddish-brown in color.

Benefits of Kurma Mabroom

An assortment of dry dates known as Kurma Mabroom are grown in Saudi Arabia's Western Peninsula. It has an elongated shape and is dark red in colour.

  • Lowering Cholesterol
  • Improve the Health of the Bone
  • Improve the Health of the Skin
  • Improve Digestion
  • High in Fiber
  • Contains High Numbers of Vitamins and Minerals

Kurma Mabroom

Kurma Deglet Nour

One of the many date cultivars is Kurma Deglet Nour. The Arabic name Deglet Noor translates to "queen of dates." It originates in Algeria.

  • Dates with stalks.
  • Reddish and yellowish in color.

Benefits of Kurma Deglet Nour

  • Reduce Risk of Developing Heart Disease
  • Decreased Risk of Environmental Damage to Skin
  • Support Male and Female Fertility
  • Reduce Risk of Developing Certain Cancers
  • Help Support a Healthy Pregnancy
  • Slow Damage to Cell

Kurma Deglet Nour


The Kurma extract powder used in our product, Chobe Master Instant Brown Rice Drink (Goats Milk Kurma) is actually extracted from Kurma Ajwa. Kurma Ajwa is known as the “King of All Dates” as it has unique nutritional content compared to other dates. It has a dense, chewy texture and a sweet taste with hints of caramel. Kurma Ajwa is a good sugar substitute and beneficial for people who suffer from diabetes.

It is also the source of antioxidants that help to protect our bodies from infections and improve immune system. Besides, regular intake of Kurma Ajwa may help to improve heart function and prevent atherosclerosis, which is the main cause of most heart diseases and strokes. It has also been found that Kurma Ajwa is rich in magnesium and has anti-inflammatory effects. The high iron content in Kurma Ajwa also help mothers to increase their breast milk and prevent anaemia.


Chobe Master Instant Brown Rice Drink (Goats Milk Kurma), is using Netherlands goat whole milk, together with whole brown rice grains, the germ, and bran of brown rice (more than 50% whole grain per serving) that provide great sources of protein, dietary fiber, and vitamin. The new formulation has been added with Multivitamin and Polydextrose (prebiotic) which are loaded with essential nutrients that the human body needs.


  • Control Cholesterol Level
  • Boost Heart Health
  • Improve Digestive Health
  • Beneficial For Nervous System
  • Boost Immune System




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