Date seeds are the byproduct of date fruit which constitute 6-15% of the total weight of the ripe date and are largely produced in the Middle East, UAE, and Saudi Arabic, etc. In addition to antioxidant content date seeds are composed of carbohydrates, fat, dietary fiber, and protein. We can use the date seeds in two forms, powder and in oil form.
According to a study date, seeds are very useful and enriched with antioxidants that may cause prevent damage to the DNA structure of the body. Besides, it also protects against liver intoxication resulting in a protective effect that might be indorsed to the antioxidant and free radical activities. The nutritional values of dates and their seeds have made this fruit a superfood.
The presence of several medicinal compounds in date seeds like corticosteroids which are used to treat kidney and bladder disorders besides inflammation, and infectious diseases. It had also a unique crushing property and helps to break down stones in the kidney. Further, date seeds are full of chemical compounds like proanthocyanidins which may help to keep safe liver and kidney from any severe damage.
Date seeds contain an average of 1.73% dietary fiber and after processing dates for date syrup, date paste, date sauce, etc. may help treat gastrointestinal disorders, especially chronic Diarrhea, act as a powerful anti-infection property, and also kill bacteria that enter the digestive system.
As per the latest research, palm kernels have shown potential protective effects against early diabetic complications of both the liver and kidney as these seeds help to keep safe both organs from any damage, ultimately useful in blood sugar problems.
The date seed oil was obtained through the soxhlet extraction technique, in addition, the antioxidant in it was found to be similar to olive oil, which is a good source of valuable antioxidants. Now we narrate some of the health benefits of using date seed oil hereunder.
A study approved that date seed oil gives more protection against damage to the skin due to exposure to UV-B irradiation than other medicated lotions or creams. Further, due to the presence of natural antioxidants in date seed oil, it could protect the skin from oxidative stress damage caused by hydrogen peroxide. Hence use of this oil is much more effective on the skin than others.
The scalp is composed of soft tissue layers that cover the cranium and where the hair gets its nutrition, and date seed oil has massive amounts of Okega-6 fatty acid, which provide nourishment to the scalp. Besides, this oil is rich in lauric acid, which contains antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. Further, date seed oil has high in amino acids and riboflavin (vitamin B) that can effectively curb hair loss. Hence, all these help create an optimal environment for hair growth.