Hello, P-assengers! Back again with PIDAS81’s weekly article. Now we have entered this year’s Ramadan. The month of Ramadan is famous for dates as a favorite food menu. When fasting it is highly recommended to eat sweet foods, such as dates. Apart from being one of the favorite fruits of the Prophet, dates also have many benefits. What are the benefits of dates? Let’s see this article to find out many interesting facts about dates!
- Good content for fasting
Dates have high fiber content, in a range of 60 to 70 percent sugar. This content makes dates very popular, especially in the month of fasting. Because when fasting our bodies become weaker than usual, consuming dates will restore the energy lost during fasting.
- Dates are the most durable fruit
Unlike other fruits, dates have a much longer shelf life. Dried dates last for 3 months at room temperature, if put in the refrigerator can last for 1 year. Wow, it’s a long time, isn’t it?
- Dates have many unique variations
There are so many types of dates. As reported by IDNTimes, dates in Saudi Arabia have 400 types. The most famous in Indonesia, among others; ajwa, medjool, sukkari, khalas, bam, safawi, and palm fruit.
- Longe harvest time
Generally, dates can only be harvested when they are 4-7 years old after being planted, and can only be harvested when they are 7-10 years old. Wow, that’s a long time. Planting dates requires more patience because besides the growth that takes a very long time planting dates is not easy it requires the right climate and suitable soil
- Dates are rarely surrounded by ants
As we know dates have a very sweet taste, right? So how do you tell the difference between naturally sweet dates and those that are artificially sweetened? The trick is to put the dates in an open place. The real dates will not be eaten by ants because the outer layer of dates does not have a sweet taste.
- Dates have antioxidants
Dates contain phenolic acid antioxidants which are suitable for health, especially in preventing inflammation and cancer.
- The unique dates
Dates are a type of palm plant that belongs to the Phoenix genus. Until now, the place of origin of the date palm is not known, the date palm has been cultivated for a long time and most likely this plant came from the land around the Persian Gulf. Dates are believed to have existed since Persian development and developed since 4000 BC or about 8000 years ago.
The dates are exciting, aren’t they? That’s all information from us, and happy fasting for P-assengers who are fasting. See you in the next article!