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For thousands of years, the fruits (dates) of the date palm were consumed as a staple food and believed to have remarkable nutritional, health, and economic value. Recent studies indicate that date seeds too contain significant amounts of beneficial food ingredients such as oleic acid, dietary fibers, and polyphenols. These compounds have been associated with reduced incidence of cardiovascular diseases and improved overall well-being. Date seeds have been lately exploited for the production of foods such as bread and hot beverages without impairment to sensory characteristics. This review focuses on the antioxidant properties and health benefits of date seeds and describes a coffee-substitute drink based on a date seed. Using an undesired by-product of the date industry as a raw material for functional foods has great economic potential and is thus expected to grow in the coming years
Let us first know about the benefits of Date Seed Powder (date kernel powder)
Date seed are rich in antioxidants that cause prevent damage to the body’s DNA structure. further, date seeds are effective in boosting the immune system and nerves because they have numerous minerals. The nutritional value of dates and their kernels has made this fruit a valuable food source
The amazing Health Benefit of date seed powder
Useful in treating blood sugar problems
Date seed are very useful for diabetics and control blood sugar. This incredible powder has Insulin production properties. If a person has diabetes and high blood sugar, it’s best to try a date kernel powder for a week.
Prevent DNA damage
Date seeds are rich in antioxidants that cause prevents damage to the body’s DNA structure. further, date seeds are effective in boosting the immune system and nerves because they have numerous minerals. The nutritional value of dates and their kernels has made this fruit a valuable food source.
Date seeds fiber
The date seed, which makes up 10-15% of the date’s weight, contains an average of 1.73% dietary fiber. We can say date kernels are a rich source of dietary fiber.
Prevent kidney stones and liver damage
Dates seeds help treatment for kidney stones and bladder diseases. Date kernels contain several medicinal compounds, one of which acts like corticosteroids and is used to treat kidney and bladder disorders, inflammation, and infectious diseases. The palm kernel has a crushing property and helps to break it down more easily by breaking and crushing the stones. Date seed full of Proanthocyanidins which helps to keep safe liver and kidney from any damage.
Despite the small size of seeds but Date seeds are good sources of antioxidants. Research shows that the antioxidant of date seed protein hydrolysates can use as a potential functional food ingredient for health improvement. we can consider Iranian date seeds as a good source of natural antioxidants for medicinal and business uses.