• Date seeds comprise up to 15% of the date fruit's weight.
• Date seeds have been used mainly for animal feed.
• The seeds contain a higher content of protein and fat compared to date flesh.
• The high content of dietary fiber and phenolics in date seeds makes them a good ingredient for functional foods.
• Date seed oil has high oxidation stability due to the high content of phenolics.
• Utilization of seed in animal feed will improve weight gain and feed efficiency.
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