Ajwa Dates - the black diamond from Medinah
Ajwa dates are known to originate from Medina, Saudi Arabia, and are often referred to as holy dates. They have been consumed for over 8,000 years in Arabia. Ajwa date tree is one of the most ancient trees in the world and refers to a type of date all of which have their origin in a palm tree planted by Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.
Botanical Name – Phoenix dactylifera
Taste – A delightful, soft and fruity date with a fine chewy texture and a sweet flavour with hints of caramel, honey, and cinnamon. These dates are very unique in taste and a great option for a healthy snack.
Best partnered – dates with a chocolate amber taste that goes well with a cup of coffee or tea.
They are rich in potassium which can help reduce the risk of stroke and can ease anxiety. Effective in preventing abdominal cancer, abdominal diseases, disturbance in intestines and many more.
Ajwa dates are quite rich in iron, fluorine, dietary fibre and essential fatty acids that aid weight loss.
They also regulates your blood pressure and helps your kidneys function better.
Consuming this type of dates also helps ease the pain of childbirth. In comparison to normal foods that we eat every day we obtain more nutrients and minerals as well as amino acids per serving.
Ajwa Dates also contain a high percentage of carbohydrates, 15 salts and minerals, 14 types of fatty acids, 23 amino acids, six vitamins and many dietary fibres.
It is believed that the consumption of these dates helps keep your eyes healthy throughout your life and helps prevent night blindness.
Islam has taught us things that go hand in hand with science hence neither science nor religion can disagree on the fact that one of the best things you can do for yourself is to consume dates in whatever form you like best, and it is one investment on yourself you don’t want to miss out on.
Breaking the fast during Ramadan by eating Ajwa dates is preferred over other types of dates.