benefits of Date kernel powder or date seed powder and how to use it

benefits of Date kernel powder or date seed powder and how to use it

date kernel powder is healthy nutrition, that is used widely around the world. in this article, we will try to introduce this nutrition completley.


Date kernel powder


Date kernel (seeds), like dates fruits, have numerous benefits and use to treat and release many diseases and also, date seeds, like many other kernels, including avocado kernels, mango kernels, apricot kernels, apple kernels…, have much nutritional value. Date seeds powder is made from burnt or roasted kernels.

This amazing powder contains compounds that are chemically composed of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, zinc, cadmium, calcium, and potassium. Saturated fatty acids include stearic and palmitic acids, and unsaturated fatty acids include linoleic and oleic acids, which can inhibit the action of the enzyme 5α-Reductase.


Health benefits of Date seeds


Date seeds or a pit has several amazing medicinal properties. It helps to prevent kidney and liver against toxicity or damage, useful in diabetes, rich in antioxidants, prevent DNA damage and helps to fight various viral infections. Listed below are few of the health benefits of using Date seeds.


benefits of date kernel(seeds)  :


  • Prevent DNA damage
  • Useful in treating blood sugar problems
  • Antiviral Agents
  • Prevent kidney and liver damage
  • Antioxidants
  • Improves bone health


Date kernel powder prevent DNA damage

According to a study, date seeds have shown defensive effect against chemically-induced liver damage and oxidative DNA damage. Date seeds provide protection against the liver intoxication, and this hepato-protective effect might be attributed to the antioxidant and free radical scavenging activities.


Useful in treating blood sugar problems

Date seeds are found useful in treating blood sugar related problems, diabetes and its related complications. According to a recent research date seeds have shown potential protective effects against early diabetic complications of both liver and kidney.

benefits of Date kernel powder or date seed powder and how to use it

Antiviral Agents


Date seed act as antiviral agents against various pathogenic human viruses. It can be useful in treatment and prevention of many types of viral infections. Research has shown that date pit extracts show a strong ability to prevent the infectivity of Pseudomonas phage ATCC 14209-B1 and completely prevented bacterial lysis.

Date kernel powder prevent kidney and liver damage

Date seeds are rich in proanthocyanidins that actually helps to protect liver and kidney from damage. A study states that proanthocyanidins-rich date seed extract protects against chemically induced kidney and liver toxicity.


Date seeds are rich in antioxidants and have antioxidants and free radical scavenging capabilities. It helps to protect the body against oxidative stress damage.  In a recent research, antioxidant potential of date seed protein hydrolysates could be used as a potential functional food ingredient for health promotion. Another research found that Iranian date seeds are strong radical scavengers and can be considered as a good source of natural antioxidants for medicinal and commercial uses.

Improves bone health

Dates could do wonders for your bone health too. Dates are rich in selenium, manganese, copper, and magnesium, and all of these are required when it comes to keeping our bones healthy, and preventing conditions such as osteoporosis.

How to make date seeds powder at home for various health benefits?

Wash the date seeds and let it dry completely. It may take up to 3 days to dry, depending on where you live. Once it is dried completely, grind the date seeds and use in the manner as of coffee beans.

How to make date seed syrup at home? 

Wash and soak the date seeds for 24 hours. Grind it with some water.


How to use date seed?

  • Some people use date seeds as an additive to coffee.
  • Add date syrup in to the warm water with lemon and drink as a tea or infused water.
  • Try to make healthy bread spread. Just blend date syrup with honey or Jaggery. Use this instead of jam.
  • Add date powder into your smoothies or juices.
  • Add date palm seed powder into your baking dishes like cookies, cakes etc.
  • Add date syrup while making the salad dressing for extra health benefits.


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