The health benefits and nutritional values of our date seed coffee alternative
Date Mate coffee alternative blends are produced by combining roasted and ground-up coffee beans and date seeds, also referred to as date pits, date kernels, date stones and date pips. Dates are considered a drupe because they contain a single seed in the center. Typical drupes include apricots, olives, peaches, plums, cherries, mangoes and even coconuts.
While dates are known to offer a plethora of health benefits, more study is being given to determining the benefits of the date seeds, which are often discarded.
The cultivation of dates is a very labor-intensive process requiring manual pollination in order to produce a bountiful harvest. But this is just the beginning of the process.
Next, the date seeds need to be removed prior to producing the many delicious date products on the market such as date paste used in pastries, chutneys, even date wine.
The ancient Israelite, realized the value of all parts of the date palm tree including the date seeds, which they roasted and ground and enjoyed as a healthful beverage. Now you too can enjoy the many health benefits of this beverage, which is flavor enhanced by adding premium Arabica Coffee, when you choose to experience Date Mate coffee alternative blends!
Date seeds constitute up to 15% of the total weight of the ripe date, depending upon the variety. Though the date seeds provide many valuable nutrients, it involves serious work in order to access them as the date seeds are encased in a hard shell. This is why it is necessary to roast and grind them.
The nutritional value of date seeds is mainly related to a significant amount of dietary fiber which is known to aid in digestion and are also well-known for their potential preventative benefits on cancer and type 2 diabetes. Date seeds also contain a high content of polyphenols including phenolic and flavonoids with possible health benefits derived from their antioxidant properties by chelating redox-active metal ions, inactivating lipid free radical chain reactions, preventing hydro-peroxide conversion into reactive oxyradicals, and from their anti-inflammatory properties.
Improper diet and a sedentary lifestyle have been linked to an overproduction of free radicals and reactive oxygen species ( ROS ) or insufficient ROS detoxification, contributing to oxidative stress in humans. Oxidative stress is defined as an imbalance between the systemic manifestation of reactive oxygen species and a biological system’s ability to readily neutralize these compounds using antioxidant systems, leading to cell damages and cellular mechanisms disruptions.
This has been associated with the development of cardiovascular diseases, obesity, diabetes and cancer. In addition, date seed extract shows an ability to restore the normal functional status of the poisoned liver, and also to protect against subsequent carbon tetrachloride hepatotoxicity on the liver in rats.
This emphasizes the importance of all natural antioxidants, including polyphenols, which are likely to strengthen the oxidative system in the human body and prevent these health complications.
Each cup of Date Mate coffee alternative offers all of the delicious taste and refreshing satisfaction as a regular cup of coffee, but contains far less caffeine, making it the perfect choice for the coffee addicts who desire to reduce their caffeine consumption while at the same time benefit from all of the added health benefits provided by the date seeds!
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Date seed coffee is naturally caffeine free. It is only due to the 10% of Supreme Arabica coffee we add that FIRST DATE contains any caffeine at all - 90% less caffeine in total.
DATE CONNOISSEUR while retaining all the richness of coffee has 70% less caffeine than your regular cup of Joe!
With all this goodness, it is of little wonder that the energizing and refreshing Date Mate is the best caffeine substitute and coffee alternative to date!