New Delhi. Reminds us of the date of the month of Ramadan. Yes, the same sweet fruit with which Iftar begins (time to break the fast). Dates are very nutritious for health. This year, according to ANI, people in the state of Jammu and Kashmir are buying fruits in large quantities as it is used by everyone to break the fast.
The markets of Srinagar are filled with large number of dates. These are varieties imported from Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Indonesia and Israel. One shopkeeper stated that “Dates are great, and eating dates can relieve pain and sorrow. This is a very special fruit of our Prophet. I appeal to people to eat them and eat well.” “
Connection to islam
Islam, born in the 7th century, highlighted the importance of dates can be traced back to 4000 BCE in ancient Arabia, Islam emphasized the sanctity of dates and date plums more than any other religion. Prophet Mohammed said that Ajwa dates born in the Medina region of Saudi Arabia are from heaven.
Benefits of date palm
Dates are highly nutritious and dried dates have a higher calorie content than fresh dates. It contains carbs, fiber, protein, potassium, magnesium, copper, manganese, iron and vitamin B6. A date palm has more potassium per weight than a banana. Due to being more sweet, natural candy is also made from dates.
Dates are high in antioxidants, reducing the risk of many diseases. Dates have three powerful antioxidants flavonoids, carotenoids, and phenolic acids.
Fructose is a great source of dates which is a good healthy alternative to white sugar.
Dates can be easily added to the diet. Date keeps bone healthy and has the ability to help regulate blood sugar.
Sweets for shopkeepers
Shoppers in Srinagar are expecting good profits this time as they are selling dates and its varieties are being sold at prices ranging from Rs 300 per kg to Rs 2000 per kg. Suhail Ahmed, a shopkeeper, said, “Last year we didn’t sell anything. Everything was under lockdown. By the grace of God this year things are looking good.”
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