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IJPR 9[3] July - September 2017 Special Issue

July - September 9[3] 2017

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Characterization of Nutraceutical Properties of Date Palm (Phoenix dactyliferaL. ) Kernels

Author: HOSNI. S, ABD GANI. S.S , HALMI. M.I.E, ZAIDAN. U.H
Abstract: Date palm kernels are the hard, odourless kernels which are inedible and generally regarded as waste materials of the fruits. Numerous studies have been conducted and documented that the kernels are high source of energy, antioxidants, dietary fibre and minerals. The present study examined nutritional and phytochemical properties of the kernels, whose information is considered useful in the development of nutraceutical products. Determinations in nutritional values and mineral nutrients of the variety Ajwa were carried out as preliminary analyses with a view of identifying kernels’ potential use in pharmaceutical applications. Proximate analyses were done by methods described in Association of Official Analytical Chemists (AOAC ). Mineral nutrients were assessed using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) while total phenolic content (TPC ) was determined by the Folin–Ciocalteu method. Antioxidant profiling showed a value of 32.41±0.89 mg GAE/g of dry weight of total phenolic content (TPC ). Proximate analysis further showed that the kernels contained 65.0±2.6% crude fiber, 6.0±0.20% crude protein, 5.00±0.20% moisture, 8.05±0.40% crude fat and 1.20±0.05% ash. Among the mineral nutrients, potassium recorded maximum amount at 376.39±12.3mg/100g followed by phosphorus 126.46±5.04mg/100g, magnesium 78.16±2.14mg/100g, calcium 19.24±1.02mg/100g and sodium 14.91±0.58mg/100g of kernel. The kernels were evaluated for their potentials in a-glucosidase inhibition activity with IC50 and recorded a value of 96.62% inhibition, suggesting that they are a potent pharmaceutical ingredient proposed for treatments of some health issues. Coupled with findings from previous studies on nutritional benefits, the Ajwa date kernels present a potentially promising candidate for pharmaceutical applications due to their bioactive constituents, giving an impact on existing medical and health treatments in many positive ways.
Keyword: Phoenix dactylifera, Pharmaceutical, Phytochemical, Antioxidant, Inhibition activity
DOI: https://doi.org/10.31838/ijpr/2020.12.01.018
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