Dates are eaten in Germany especially during the Christmas season. For athletes, the sweet fruits are, however, throughout the year, as a source of energy. They contain relatively a lot of sugar and can therefore provide the muscles quickly with energy. The high sugar content is reflected also in the caloric content: 100 grams of dates bring it to 114 calories.

In addition to the carbohydrates, dates are also rich in minerals such as potassium, Magnesium, calcium, and phosphorus. Since the exotic fruits also contain a lot of fiber, you also have a positive effect on the digestion.