Dates are rich in vitamins and minerals. Dates provide several essential nutrients such as calcium, fiber, amino acids, sulfur, iron, manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, copper, potassium and fats to the body. They are wonderful sources of dietary fiber and are rich in vitamins A1, B1, B2, B3 and B5. Dates help in fighting constipation and intestinal disorders. Dates are generally chopped into tiny slices and scattered across cakes and puddings to add to the flavor.