Journal of Current Research in Food Science
2021, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A
Nutritional values and pharmacological importance of date fruit (Phoenix dactylifera Linn): A review
Author(s): Dr. Md. Shahab Uddin and Dr. ZN Nuri
Abstract: Review is an important in cherishing knowledge and exerting intelligent efforts in the rational practices in natural medicine. Date is delicious fruit enjoyed by all since antiquity. It is valuable food and medicine stated by systems of medicine like Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani medicines and secured valuable status in many formulations. In Ayurved, it is presented that date should be consumed daily. Date is a potent nutritive, aphrodisiac, tonic, laxative fruit. It is effective remedy in various diseases like fever, cancer, pittaja disorders, etc. Dates have been used for both dietary purposes as well as for their phytomedicinal impacts against the variety of diseases. Date fruits are rich in alkaloids, protein, carbohydrate, fatty acid (linoleic, lauric, palmitic, and stearic acid), carotenoids, vitamins, polyphenolic compounds, flavonoids, and tannins along with different types of nutrients like potassium, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. Date\'s assuring preventive potential is hidden in high nutritional values as well as it\'s antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anticancer actions. This detailed information on nutritional and health promoting components of dates and their seeds will enhance our knowledge and appreciation for the use of dates in our daily diet and their seeds as a functional food ingredient.
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Dr. Md. Shahab Uddin, Dr. ZN Nuri. Nutritional values and pharmacological importance of date fruit (Phoenix dactylifera Linn): A review. J Curr Res Food Sci 2021;2(1):27-30.