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J Pharm Bioallied Sci. 2019 Jan-Mar;11(1):1-11. doi: 10.4103/jpbs.JPBS_168_18.

Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) Fruit as Potential Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Agents.

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Department of Biology, College of Science, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Abstract

Date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) is the most popular fruit in the Middle East and North Africa. It is consumed widely and has been used for traditional medicine purposes for a long time. The fruits are nutrient rich, containing dietary fibers, sugar, protein, vitamins, minerals, flavonoid, and phenolic compounds. Due to the presence of the phenolic compounds, date palm fruits are antioxidant rich with potent bioactivities against several bacterial pathogens. Therefore, on the basis of the available evidence as reviewed in this paper, it was found that date fruits are a good source of natural antioxidants, which can be used for the management of oxidative stress-related and infectious diseases.

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Antibacterial; Phoenix dactylifera; antimicrobial; antioxidant; date fruit

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