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Nutritional And Health Benefits Of Soyamilk Using Date Palm

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SUMMARY

Dates are one of the best ingredients for a daily diet because of their numerous health benefit. The date palm (Phoenix Dactylifera L.) is widely grown in hot, dry locations, primarily in the Middle East and North Africa, and supplies nutrition, food security, and raw material to the food industry. It has been a staple food for generations and possesses several health benefits. Dates are a natural reservoir of sugars such as sucrose, fructose, and glucose. Fresh dates have about 157 calories per 100 grams, and dry dates have more than 300 calories per 100 grams. Dates include extra nutritional components in the form of proteins, crude fiber, lipids, and antioxidants in addition to their high natural sugar content, making them a functional food with substantial health advantages. oybeans and soy foods may reduce the risk of a range of health problems, including cardiovascular disease, stroke, coronary heart disease (CHD), some cancers as well as improving bone health. Soy is a high-quality protein – one or two daily serves of soy products can be beneficial to our health. Soybean fortified with datepalm have a nutritional benefits, there is low LDL cholesterol contents which is beneficial that reduces rate of heart disease.

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CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

Soya milk with palm date is a plant-based food drink produced from the seeds of the Soya bean plant called Glycine max and the edible sweet fruit of the palm date plant called Phoenix dactylifera (Britannica, 2022).  It is made by soaking and grinding soya beans and palm date, boiling the mixtures, and filtering out the remaining particulates. The food drink which has a composition of carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals and fibers, are generally nutritious and can serve as an alternative source of nutrient as well as a substitute for dairy milk for individuals who are vegan or are lactose intolerant.

Soya milk product has its origin from China and East Asia where the seeds are widely grown for their edible bean while palm dates are cultivated widely across the northern Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia for their edible sweet fruit.

The vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants in soya milk and palm date can provide important health benefits. Making them among the preferred food products for providing the body the daily required nutritional needs (Heuzé et al., 2015).

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In this research review, we aim to discuss the nutritional and health benefits of Soya milk using palm dates.


Pages:  46

Category: Seminar

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Chapters: 1-4                                          

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