Dates are a staple food of Ramadan, and Ajwa date is the ultimate date. Ajwa is mentioned in the Hadith literature (collections of words, actions, and habits of the Prophet Muhammad) and therefore holds a particularly high religious value. Needless to say it is absolutely date-licious!
In Bukhari’s collection (Sahih Bukhari, Book #71, Hadith #664), the following quote its enormous religious value: “Whoever has seven Ajwa dates every morning, he will not be harmed on that day by poison or magic.”
Even more, The Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said: “Ajwa dates are from paradise.” And we certainly agree!
Ajwa date is a soft dry date fruit of dark brown colour with a fine texture. It can be primarily found in Saudi Arabia, but also in other Middle Eastern countries.
There has been a lot of research done about its nutritional value (see Ali et al, 2011; Balliga et al, 2011; Zhang et al, 2013; Khan et al, 2016), and ajwa date has been proven to be one of the most nutritious date varieties. Ajwa date is rich in carbohydrates, proteins, minerals, dietary fibers, vitamins and fats, and contains numerous phytochemicals such as flavonoids, glycosides, phytosterols and polyphenols. These phytochemicals have been scientifically found to have hepatoprotective, nephroprotective, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, including cancer-prevention ability.
Origin of Dates: From Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Storage Instruction: Store in cool dry place