Ajwa Dates holds a unique and a special place in Islam.
Did you know Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) preferred Ajwa dates to other varieties and planted the primary tree of Ajwa Dates close to the Quba Mosque in Madinah?
Since he preferred the taste of these dates and was aware of its numerous benefits, in the late 500s or 600s he advised that Muslims everywhere should break their fast with these dates.
There are many Hadith and different Islamic references that depict that Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) counseled and advised that many sickness and diseases may be cured with the help of Ajwa dates.
Quick Facts About Ajwa Dates
- High in Fiber: Fiber can benefit your digestive system by stopping constipation. It promotes regular bowel movements by contributing to the formation of stool. Furthermore, the fiber in dates can be helpful in blood sugar control.
- High in Disease-Fighting Antioxidants: These Dates contain various types of antioxidants that may help in preventing the development of chronic illnesses, such as Alzheimer’s, cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.
- Natural Sweeteners: They are a healthy substitute for white sugar in recipes due to their sweet taste, nutrients, fiber, and antioxidants.
- Bone health: Dates contain several minerals, including calcium, potassium, phosphorus & magnesium. Various studies have confirmed the potential of dates to prevent bone-related conditions like osteoporosis.
- Blood sugar control: Due to their low glycemic index, fiber & antioxidants, Ajwa Dates may have the potential to help with blood sugar regulation. Thus, eating them routinely may benefit diabetes management as well.
Nutritional Value Of Dates
A 3.5-ounce (100-gram) serving of Ajwa Dates provides the following nutrients:
Carbs: 75 grams
Fiber: 7 grams
Protein: 2 grams
Potassium: 20% of the RDI
Magnesium: 14% of the RDI
Copper: 18% of the RDI
Manganese: 15% of the RDI
Iron: 5% of the RDI
Vitamin B6: 12% of the RDI