Date Palm as a Healthy Food

  • P. Senthil KumarEmail author
  • P. R. Yaashikaa
Part of the Sustainable Agriculture Reviews book series (SARV, volume 34)


Date is an extremely rich-nutritious fruit that could develop in an exceptionally poor condition also. Date fruit is an imperative item on the planet and assumes a significant part in the monetary and political life in date developing districts. Date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) is a monocotyledon plant that experiences different stages amid aging. Despite the fact that more than three-fourths of the fruit comprises of sugars, the rest is extremely rich in vitamins, dietary strands, phenolic mixes or antioxidants, and minerals. An extremely profitable compound, for example, oleic acid could be removed from the seed with other unsaturated fats and utilized as food for humans and animals.

The medical advantage of dates is another vital viewpoint. Date concentrate could shield human bodies from the harm of free radicals or responsive oxygen species and even weaken the impact of diarrheal movement and turned out to be compelling as neuroprotective against two-sided regular carotid artery impediment. Lately, a lot of research has been carried on the various medical advantages of dates including identification and evaluation of different classes of photochemical with an awesome potential uses in the developing sectors of important sustenance and nutraceuticals. The health benefits and the importance of date palm fruit for human wellbeing are discussed in this chapter.


Date palm Growth and development Industrial uses Medical applications Healthy food Nutritional constituents Destruction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringSSN College of EngineeringChennaiIndia

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