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Why dates are important during ramadan?

Dates - fruit of the date palm, are mentioned in the Qur’an 22 times more than any other fruit tree, so we know their importance is rooted deep in Islam. Breaking the fast with dates has always been a part of ramadan tradition. Which prompted us to pen this quick article discussing about the significance of eating dates during this religious month.

Health and Nutrition

Dates possess countless health benefits, because they are high in sugar and vitamins such as B1, B2, B3, B5, A, C, K and D potassium and magnesium as well as an excellent source of fiber and carbohydrates, which can help prevent constipation and fight diseas. 

More Benefits of Dates  

Boosts immune system, Relieve constipation, Improves vision, Improves hemoglobin, Improves body weight.

The Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) and Islam

Dates: fruit of the date palm, fruit of the Prophet symbolising health to muslims all over the world. The Prophet said, "Amongst the trees, there is a tree, the leaves of which do not fall and is like a Muslim. Tell me the name of that tree." Everybody started thinking about the trees of the desert areas. And I thought of the date-palm tree but felt she to answer. The others then asked, "What is that tree, O Allah's Messenger?" He replied, "It is the date-palm tree." [Bukhari]

The prophet muhammad (ﷺ) always break his daily fast with seven dates and a sip of water, a ramadan practice followed by muslims all over the world. 

Eating dates during Ramadan, or any time of the year, can help you feel closer to our Prophet and our religion. You can pre-order your stuffed dates from Caterersebti shop and enjoy the delicious flavour of juicy Medjoul.