Date Varieties: Sagai

Sagai is a traditional Arabian Peninsula date variety that is especially popular in Saudi Arabia. These dates are known for their two-toned appearance – the tip is golden and dry, while the body is brown and soft.


The flavor is sweet, and the texture is crunchy yet soft. These dates are in high demand during Ramadan and Eid. Sagai dates help with constipation, hangovers, and sexual issues.


Sagai is a traditional Arabian Peninsula date variety that is especially popular in Saudi Arabia. The two-toned coloration of these dates contributes to their global popularity. While the tip is golden and dry, the body is brown and velvety. Sagai dates contain antioxidants and nutrients. These help lower cholesterol, improve digestion, and improve heart health.


Rich in Antioxidants

Dates contain antioxidants that help prevent chronic diseases.

Toxic molecules called free radicals can cause disease-causing chemical reactions in your body —Antioxidants found in foods.

Dates have the most antioxidants than figs and dried plums.

The three most potent antioxidants found in dates are:

  • Phenolic acid: Another benefit of phenolic acid is that it may help prevent cancer and heart disease.
  • Carotenoids: Carotenoids may also aid in preventing of eye diseases like macular degeneration.
  • Constipation: Dates are a laxative food that is being consumed in large quantities. This is why dates are beneficial for people who suffer from constipation. To get the laxative effect of dates, they must be soaked in water for one whole night. To reap the full benefits of these soaked dates, you must consume them in the morning as syrup.
  • Weight Gain: Dates are an excellent addition to a well-balanced diet. They contain sugar, fats, proteins, and a variety of essential vitamins and minerals. Dates and cucumber paste help overcome excessive slimming. A kilo of dates has about 3,000 calories in it on average. This food has enough calories to meet the human body’s daily needs.
  • Healthy Heart: Eating Dates are a great way to keep your heart healthy. If you soak them overnight, crush them, and eat them the next day, they can help people with weak heart muscles. When taken twice a week, they can aid in strengthening the heart.
  • Diarrhea: Ripe dates contain a high concentration of potassium. Potassium is beneficial in treating diarrhea. They are digestible, making them a good choice for people with diarrhea.


Dates are easy to store because they are easily wrapped to keep their freshness. After opening the pack, keep it cool, clean, and dry, away from direct sunlight.

Dates are a versatile fruit that makes an excellent snack. They can serve alongside other foods like almonds, nut butter, or soft cheese.


Dates are also sticky, making them ideal for baking cookies and bars. Dates can also combine with nuts and seeds to make healthy snack bars or energy balls.

You can sweeten sauces such as salad dressings and marinades with dates. You can also incorporate them into smoothies and oatmeal.

It’s critical to keep in mind that dates are high in calories.  Their sweet flavor makes them easy to consume in excess. As a result, consume them in moderation.

Sagai dates are a delicious and nutritious fruit that you should eat.

Evidence shows it can help with digestion, reduce the risk of disease, and help with macular degeneration and inflammation.


Sagai dates are a delicious and nutritious fruit that you should eat.


Their high nutrient, fiber, and antioxidant content may improve digestion and reduce disease risk.


Dates can be used in a variety of ways in your diet. They are used as a natural sweetener in baked goods and desserts. Besides that, they’re a tasty treat.


Dates are a great source of nutrition and taste.

Scientific Information

  • Antioxidants: An antioxidant is a substance that can aid in preventing or delaying cell damage caused by free radicals.
  • Free Radicals: Free radicals are unstable atoms and can cause cell damage and premature aging in the body.
  • Sex Endurance: Physical Ways to Improve Sexual Stamina.
  • Sterility: In medical terms, sterility refers to the inability to produce a live child.
Written by:
Dr. Faisal Rasheed, MBBS
Orthopaedic Surgery



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