10 MAR 2022 LIFESTYLE 3 MINS READ 269 VIEWS

Why Dates Are Good For You

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The moment Ramadan arrives, Muslims will surely be reminded of dates, the must-have fruit for both sahur and breaking of fast. However, non-Muslims can also eat dates as a snack at any time of the day and can even add them to dishes and desserts.

Small and light, you can easily carry dates anywhere for a quick bite. From sports activities to sightseeing, for work commutes or day trips, dates could be the companion you never knew you needed.


Did you know that dates are one of the sunnah foods of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)?

Sunnah foods refer to foods that the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) liked and ate. In addition to sunnah, Muslims also consume dates throughout the year for their health benefits. Dates are:

  • Naturally sweet without added sugar or artificial sweetener
  • One of the best sources of fibre, potassium and selenium
  • High in antioxidants as well as Vitamins A and K

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Dates are highly recommended during Ramadan

This is because they help provide a burst of energy and precious nutrients that are crucial for the body. Ideally, this delicious fruit should be eaten always and not just during the fasting month for its high nutritional value.

Although dates are naturally sweet, they have a surprisingly low Glycaemic Index (GI). Rest assured, they are safe to be consumed by those with diabetes or obesity. However, as with most foods, they must be consumed in moderation.

The high fibre content of dates also aids digestion and encourages smooth bowel movement.


Introducing the new Vergold Dates Twin Pack with Almonds & Apricots

Dates are usually available in both seeded and unseeded varieties. However, the new Vergold Dates Twin Pack with Almonds & Apricots gives you a new way to enjoy your favourite fruit.


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The Vergold Dates Twin Pack with Almonds & Apricots features Khidry dates from the Middle East filled with crunchy almonds from the US and tasty apricots from Turkey. The unique combination of flavours and textures is truly one to indulge in.


Break your fast with these delectable dates for a memorable appetiser

That distinct crunch of almonds contrasts with the softness of the dates, giving you the perfect mix of textures. Then there’s the freshness of apricots combined with the sweetness of dates to elevate the experience to a new level.

Rich in nutrients, dates will also help you stay full for a longer period of time – the perfect food to add to your sahur. Eat three dates as an appetiser before you move on to a heavier meal.


Best of all, the Vergold Dates Twin Pack with Almonds & Apricots comes attractively packaged with elegant Middle Eastern motifs, making it the perfect gift for friends and family during Ramadan and Aidilfitri.


References:

https://uijournal.usim.edu.my/index.php/uij/article/download/117/74/374

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/dates-for-diabetes#effect-on-blood-sugar