Dates in Ramadan

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Dates are a traditional food for Ramadan. Breaking the fast with dates is a Ramadan tradition, as most of its benefits are unique to this particular fast. Breaking one’s fast with dates, as well as praying before iftar, are both mentioned in the Hadith. There are a lot physical benefits of breaking the fast with dates is that our body benefits from the date’s high level of natural sugars. Dates also have a special place in Islam. In fact, they were one of the Prophet’s (SAW) most frequently consumed foods.

Dates are super rich in Vitamin C and together with milk dates make an excellent diet for Ramadan. Dates are added to salads, couscous dishes and curries, but they are also added in baked desserts and confections. Dates are great on their own, but for an extra-special treat, try stuffing them with whole almonds or chopped pieces of walnuts or pecans. For a spicy twist, tuck in a piece of crystallized gingerroot.

Dates are nuggets of nutrition that satisfy a sweet tooth, making them ideal snacks to stave off hunger. True, dates provide more calories than most fruits, but they make a great substitute for processed sweets, like candy, to help you stick to your weight-loss routine.

Dates work well in fruit compotes, salads, and desserts. Chopped or slivered, dates can even be sprinkled on side dishes like rice, couscous, or vegetables.

Dates work well in fruit compotes, salads, and desserts. Chopped or slivered, dates can even be sprinkled on side dishes like rice, couscous, or vegetables.

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