Benefits of Dates
Dried dates are significantly higher in calories than fresh. A 3.5 oz. serving of dried dates contains about 284 calories, while the same size serving of fresh dates contains 142 calories. As a lower energydensity food, fresh dates make a better choice if youre trying to control your weight. Low energydensity foods help satisfy your appetite on fewer calories than high energydensity foods, like the dried dates.