Ten Benefits Of Eating Ajwa Dates

Ten Benefits Of Eating Ajwa Dates

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Below is a list of the benefits of Ajwa:

1-Science tells us that these dates are filled with vital minerals and other various nutrients that help our body grow, heal and continue to function normally. These nutrients consist of potassium which is essential for life and vital for the heart. Ajwa Dates also contain magnesium which helps keep your heart rhythm steady and keeps your bones strong.

2-Ajwa Date also regulates your blood pressure and helps your kidneys function better.

3-Calcium which is good for bone and teeth and plays a vital role like nerve signal transmission is also found in the Ajwa dates.

4-Eating Ajwa dates daily can protect you against diseases like atherosclerosis which is a leading factor in most heart attacks and strokes.

5-Consuming Ajwa dates also helps ease the pain of childbirth. In comparison to normal foods that we eat every day we obtain more nutrients and minerals as well as amino acids per serving.

6-Ajwa Dates also contain a high percentage of carbohydrates, 15 salts and minerals, 14 types of fatty acids, 23 amino acids,six vitamins and many dietary fibers.

7-According to a recent survey in the medical field, it is generally acknowledged that the consumption of Ajwa dates also helps prevent abdominal cancer.

8-Dates help pacifies any feelings of hunger as the nutrition from the dates is being absorbed. Ajwa Dates are also one of the most versatile foods that help with the digestive process.

9-It is believed that consumption of Ajwa dates helps keep your eyes healthy throughout your life and helps prevent night blindness.

10-The energy that is found in Ajwa dates can be used by couples to help them get pregnant and greatly increase their libido.

11-Ajwa Date is also a great alternative to sports drinks and energy drinks that you find people consuming at the gym. Gym enthusiasts can indulge in a basic Ajwa date milk shake which will provide them more strength and muscle repair than any protein shake or sports drink found in the market.

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Useful information on dates

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When shopping for dates, don't be surprised to see different sizes, various colors, and high and low prices for the same type. This is a very notable scene when dealing with the sellers of the most famous fruit of summer, “Rutab”. These differences are understood by the farmers, fathers, and everyone interacting closely with date palms, but for the inexperienced, who don’t know a lot about Rutab except their colors, these variations, especially regarding prices, are still a source of confusion.

Size and Quality

Rutab prices vary for the same type for a number of reasons like size, quality and care. The prices can’t possibly be the same for the bigger sized Rutab and the smaller sized ones. Also, the more care the date palm gets, the better the quality of its fruits will be.

Size depends on the pollination, irrigation, and alleviation processes. The date palm which is irrigated every three to four days, produce bigger fruits compared with the date palm which is irrigated every ten days. The pollination process plays a very important role, where the adequately pollinated palms produce fruits of bigger sizes. Also, the pruning and alleviation process, where dry palm fronds are removed before the fruit season, are considered essential when it comes to the size of the fruits produced, which determines the unique taste and the price.  

Pruning and Alleviation Process

One of the main processes which contribute to the size of Rutab fruits is pruning and alleviation process, where the “racemes” of the date palm, which can sometimes reach 30 ”raceme”, are cut off. This process influence the size of date and Rutab fruits, because as the number of racemes increase, the more the size of the fruit decreases. So, it’s recommended to remove the excessive number of racemes by cutting them off, and leaving just about 7 racemes for each date palm. In addition, it’s preferable to cut off three centimeters of the top part of each raceme, as this will also affect the size of fruits produced.  

Alleviating the number of fruits takes place in the pollination period, which is known locally as the “germination” period, where the date palms are alleviated from the bigger sized fruits to improve the appearance, facilitate access to Rutab, and protect the racemes from breakage. The process also includes the removal of the dry fronds.

Rutab prices don’t depend on color, there are some kinds of date palms which are known to produce expensive fruit, especially those harvested in the middle and end of summer, as for example, Al-khalas, Al-khonezy, Al-Burhi, Al-Lolo, and Al-khssab, where the difference per kilo is huge. This confuses people who aren’t experienced or aware of the various Rutab types, as Al-Lolo and Al-Burhi have similar colors, but different sizes and prices, which is completely normal.

The End of the Season

The high temperature of this year might cause the Rutab season to end faster. In the recent years, the season ended between late October and early December, but this year, it’s expected to end a little earlier in October. There would still be small quantities after this period for the date palms which didn’t get enough pollen at the time, but the fruit quality and size are expected to be less than the produce available in its normal season.

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Launching the first charity park in the world dedicated to the production of dates for those in need in Dubai

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Dubai municipality, in collaboration with Mohammed Bin Rashid Global Center for Endowment Consultancy, launched the first collective endowment charity park in the world by the name of “Hadeqat Al-Ehsan”.

The new garden connects the collective outsourcing concept, which is a concept that has been used successfully in a number of economic projects, with the innovative endowment concept at Mohammed Bin Rashid Global Center for Endowment Consultancy.

The garden will be launched using the date palms donated by the community members; to become an agricultural endowment for those in need. In addition, the project includes a charity date packing factory whose production will be entirely dedicated to the needy.

“Hadeqat Al-Ehsan” – which is constructed by Dubai municipality – stretches over 15 hectares beside Mushrif Park in Duabi, and its production is expected to reach 150 tons of dates annually.

Palm endowments are considered one of the ancient social traditions of the Emirati community. The oldest date endowment goes back to more than 125 years, and it is a charity park for the needy located in Hatta region.

Dates are an important cultural staple for Dubai and the UAE, specially the Date Gift Box sets that are presented in holidays including Eid and UAE national day. 

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The Arabian Gulf’s Most Renowned Date Festivals Timetable in 2017

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The Arabian Gulf’s Most Renowned Date Festivals Timetable in 2017

Dates are considered the most important agricultural produce in the Arabian Gulf countries, where it can be found in almost every home, especially because of the significant nutritional value it contains, including a high percentage of iron, carbohydrates, vitamins, and fibers deemed essential in the building process of the human body, in addition to the protection they provide against a lot of ailments.

Fodakty.com, a website dedicated to dates gift box sets, is publishing a reviews of the most renowned date festivals in the Arabian Gulf countries and their schedule:

1- Buraidah Date Festival: Starts on the 1st of Dhu al-Qa’da 1438, corresponding to the 25th of July 2017

Buraidah’s Date Festival is considered one of the biggest date festivals in the world, it is also considered one of the economical festivals, where date merchants and farmers exhibit the finest and most famous date types in Al-Qassim over 40 days, accompanied with a number of various events regarding cultivating date palms. The festival is considered a place of assembly for date merchants and buyers, wholesale and retail, and it takes place over an area of 12000m2 in Buraidah. Buraidah, which is located in Al-Qassim region, is famous for Sukkary dates.

2- Unaizah Date Festival: Starts on the 5th of Dhu al-Qa’da 1438, corresponding to the 29th of July 2017

Unaizah Date Festival provides a bundle of distinguished programs and projects in its 13th edition, which will mainly contribute to opening new marketing outlets for the finest types of dates exhibited in Unaizah Market. The festival is considered a destination for buyers from all regions of Saudi Arabia and the Arabian Gulf countries, and it lasts for 30 consecutive days.

3- Jubail Date Festival: Starts on the 12th of Dhu al-Qa’da 1438, corresponding to the 5th of August 2017

Jubail Date Festival is distinguished by the fact that it is directed towards everyone, in addition to providing a suitable communication atmosphere between the marketer and the buyer. Jubail Date Festival also provides a large reception area for date factories and farms owners around the Kingdom to exhibit their dates and products at the festival. The festival is organized by the Royal Commission of Jubail represented by the Social Services Department of the “Palms and Dates” festival at Fanateer beach of industrial Jubail over nine days.

4- Bisha Date Festival: Starts on the 27th of Dhu al-Qa’da 1438, corresponding to the 20th of August 2017

Bisha Date Festival is considered a platform which gathers the owners of factories, companies, investment establishments in the field of date cultivation and industry in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The festival takes place at Bisha date market, and it has attracted a big crowd from inside Asir region and outside in its previous editions to buy the finest dates exhibited from Bisha and its neighboring regions. The festival lasts nearly a month to exhibit dates of all kinds. Bisha Festival includes a number of cultural programs, in which Bisha’s most prominent poets and writers participate daily.

5- Al-Ahsa Date Festival: Starts on the 27th of Rabi’ Athani 1439, corresponding to the 14th of January 2018

Al-Ahsa Date Festival aims to introduce the importance of date palms, dates and its health benefits to the local and international communities, in addition to transforming dates to an important economical product, and connecting shoppers and investors of the date industry from the Kingdom and outside it with Al-Ahsa date market. The festival includes a number of events, the most important of which are the fine arts exhibition, the child theatre, handicrafts and folk arts exhibitions, the cooking and tasting corner, and other programs related to the various fields of palms and dates, and it lasts for 20 days.

6- Liwa Rutab Festival: Starts on the 25th of Shawal 1438, corresponding to the 19th of July 2017

It mainly aims to exchange technical experience between farmers in order to cultivate the best and finest types of rutab. The Liwa Rutab Festival attracts nearly 70 thousand tourist and visitor, including citizens and residents, and it takes place in Liwa. In its new edition, the festival includes a number of folk, heritage, and art events with 200 prizes of a total that reaches 6 million Dirhams, the most important of which are rutab, lemon, and mango refinement contests, the folk market, “House Fruits” basket contest, the best heritage-based memorial contest, the ideal farm, and children’s events, as part of celebrating the customs and traditions, in addition to maintaining the intangible heritage of the United Arab Emirates, especially date palms which occupy a very prominent standing in the Emirati’s heritage, and the memory of the Emirati people.

7- Emirates International Date and Palm Festival: Starts on the 5th of Rabi’ Awal 1439 corresponding to the 24th of November 2017

The Emirates International Date and Palm Festival takes place in Abu Dhabi, at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, and it includes more than 200 exhibitors from 15 countries representing the biggest exporters, producers, and individuals working in the field of date production. In addition to exhibiting the finest types of dates, date gifts, palm products to the crowd, the festival includes a number of events like the dates museum, the educational labyrinth, the enormous puzzle, and the experiments area, in addition to the date palms climbing contest, the national theatre, the dates kitchen, and the photography contest. The festival attracted more than 20 thousand visitor in its previous edition, and it lasts for 6 days from 10am until 10pm.

 8- Abu Dhabi International Date Exhibition: Starts on the 23rd of Rabi’ Awal 1439 corresponding to the 12th of December 2017

The exhibition is specialized in dates trading, and it hosts date traders to exhibit different types of dates, which is considered one of the most widespread crops in the United Arab Emirates. A variety of dates produced from a number of countries around the world is exhibited as well. The Abu Dhabi International Date Exhibition provides, under one roof, a specialized platform for commercial exchange of different types of dates, which attracts more than 200 exhibitor from 15 different countries, as well as six national pavilions, the attendance and participation of more than two thousand date trader and importer from around the world. The exhibition takes place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

9- The Omani Date Festival: Starts on the 3rd of Safar 1439 corresponding to the 23rd of October 2017

The festival is considered an occasion to celebrate Omani dates, their importance, and types, where farmers, unit and factory owners from all parts of the Sultanate of Oman participate. The festival highlights date products and their derivatives, production and marketing of these products, in addition to allowing sellers to exhibit their various products for the buyers to get to know the finest date types and their derivatives, and to buy the best. The festival takes place in Nizwa from the 26th of October to the 31st of October.

10- The Date and Rutab Festival: Starts on the 4th of Dhu al-Qa’da 1439 corresponding to the 28th of July 2017

The festival focuses on the different types of dates and rutab produced by the Qatari farms in order to raise the awareness between the citizens regarding the importance and benefits of the various kinds of dates for human health, in addition to encouraging the society to keep consuming it for its value and standing in the cultural heritage of Qatar and the Arabian Gulf Countries. The festival takes place at Souq Waqif for two days.

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Video: How does Pollination happen in palm trees ?

Video: How does Pollination happen in palm trees ?

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Pollination for date palm is a complicated activity because the date palm is dioecious male and female flowers do not occur on the same tree). Wind-pollination is possible but in palm gardens since male trees cannot bear fruit and were normally discarded, it was common practice to pollinate date palms manually. This was a very labour-intensive process and it also had to be completed in a very restricted time-frame during which the female flower is receptive to male pollen, a period of less than two days.

The video below demonstrate the process of pollination for date plam 

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Date Consumption during Ramadan

Date Consumption during Ramadan

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World's biggest date palm festival in Saudi Arabia

World's biggest date palm festival in Saudi Arabia

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Each year in the month of September dates farmers and vendors gather for the biggest date palm festival in Buraidah a city in Qassim region in the middle of Saudi Arabia hoping to target high date sales figures during the 90-day festival.

Saudi Arabia has the highest number of palm trees in the world with more than 23 million accounting for 20 percent of world production. There are more than 6 million date palms in Qassim province alone.

The festival is a great opportunity to source products to be used for dates derivatives such as date syrup, date paste and date gifts boxes to be used for all occasion throughout the year.

 Sukkary date is the most popular variety of dates being sold in the festival, accounting for 80 percent of total dates for sale. Good quality white and red Sukkary dates are sold from SR 50 per box. The prices will go up to SR 270, based on quality. Other types of dates include Hashishi, Aseela, Rothana and Al-Khalas.

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Top 10 Date festivals in the GCC in 2016

Top 10 Date festivals in the GCC in 2016

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The Top 10 Date festivals in the GCC in 2016 article in Arabic

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Your guide to selecting the best date palm gifts

Your guide to selecting the best date palm gifts

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Date palm gifts for Ramadan - the fruit of fasting

Date palm gifts for Ramadan - the fruit of fasting

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