Date seeds contain large amounts of beneficial food ingredients like dietary fibres, polyphenols, and oleic acid. They are all associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases and improved overall well-being.
Date seed normally has 10 to 15% of the total weight of a date. Date seeds are widely produced in the Middle East and the Arab countries. Historically, it is used as an animal feed ingredient but nowadays has turned into a coffee substitute product. Date seeds are made of, dietary fibre, carbohydrates, fat, and protein. They are a rich source of antioxidants.
Health benefits of Date seeds
Date seeds are rich in antioxidants they have different medicinal properties. They are an excellent source of dietary fibre. Date seed’s properties support kidney and liver against toxicity or damage. They are good for diabetes and aid the body to fight various viral infections.
1- Prevent DNA damage
Based on researches date seeds have a defensive effect against chemically-induced liver damage.
2- Useful for diabetes
Date seeds have been found useful in treating blood sugar-related problems. They have potentially positive effects on diabetic complications of the kidney and liver.
3- Antiviral Agents
Date seeds are good for the treatment and prevention of various types of viral infections.
4- Prevent kidney and liver damage
Because date seeds have proanthocyanidins properties they protect the liver and kidney from damage.
Date seeds are full of antioxidants that help to protect the body against diseases. So they can help with health promotion. In one study, they found that Iranian date seeds are strong radical scavengers that are rich sources of natural antioxidants for medicinal uses.
Date seeds are proven to be a rich source of polyphenols. polyphenols can help manage blood pressure levels and keep your blood vessels healthy and flexible, promoting good circulation.
Dates seeds contain many minerals, such as sodium (Na), potassium (K), magnesium (Mg), calcium (Ca), Ferrum or iron
(Fe), manganese (Mn), zinc (Zn), cuprum (Cu), nickel (Ni), cobalt (Co) and cadmium (Cd).
Dates seeds also contain at least six vitamins, including a small amount of vitamin C, and vitamins B(1) thiamine, B(2) riboflavin, nicotinic acid (niacin), and vitamin A.