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November 20, 2022 , Dates Fruit, healthy foods

Date kernel as an antimicrobial agent

Date kernel (seed) extract has inhibitory properties for the growth of many infectious bacteria and viruses, and the antimicrobial property of date kernel has been evaluated positively against the growth of many microbial strains, including Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Proteus vulgaris, and Bacillus subtilis.


In a research, acetone and ethanol extract of date fruit had no antibacterial effect against staphylococcus, while date kernel showed relatively good inhibitory effect against staphylococcus, based on this research, it was suggested to use it as a suitable alternative to antibiotics in the treatment be used.


Treatment and medicine

Medical therapeutic properties of date kernels

In the traditional way and based on the beliefs of the natives of the areas where date cultivation is prevalent, date seed (kernel) derivatives have been used to treat high blood pressure, headache, blood sugar, digestive diseases, etc. Examining its therapeutic and medical properties has also been one of the other topics discussed by researchers.


Its consumption reduces blood pressure, cholesterol and blood fat and improves insulin levels in diabetic patients.

The ethanolic extract contained in it was effective in improving the severity of gastric ulcer in mice, which indicates its therapeutic role.

Fatty acid profiles of palm kernel oil show that it can be used in cosmetic, pharmaceutical and food products.