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Variety of Dates in Indonesia in the Fasting Month

Variety of Dates in Indonesia in the Fasting Month

While celebrating the holy month of Ramadhan, there is one type of fruit that is usually linked with the said month. Can you guess what it is? Yes, the fruit that we are talking about are dates. Usually for suhoor or iftar, dates have become one of the main food for Muslims. This tradition was the result of following Nabi Muhammad SAW’s teachings, as dates were one of His favorite food to break fasts.

Aside from that, dates also have a lot of benefits, where one of the nutrients inside the said fruit make them suitable for people with an empty stomach to consume. They also have other benefits, such as improving brain’s health, a good source of energy, preventing heart problems, and many more.

Dates themselves have many types of varieties, that are usually differentiated by the taste and texture. Indonesia is not a country that could produce dates, as its in an area with a tropical climate, making it have high rainfall and moist weather. So, below there are dates from some countries that are usually distributed in Indonesia:

  1. Ajwa dates
    Ajwa dates is one the premium dates originating from Madinah, Saudi Arabia. They are usually round shaped, black colored and has a soft and wrinkled texture. When being compared with other types of dates, they are usually more expensive. Ajwa dates has a sweet taste, similar to raisins.
  2. Medjool dates
    Medjool dates have a mushy texture and tastes sweet, while having a size bigger than other types of dates. Although these dates are usually known as a product from Israel, they are also planted in Morocco and Palestine.
  3. Sukari dates
    Sukari dates are usually found around Saudi Arabia region. They have a brownish yellow color, also soft texture and tastes sweet. These dates are usually called as the kings dates, as it was said as the favorite food for kings of Arab.
  4. Deglet Noor dates
    Deglet noor dates have a taste that is not too sweet and a bright colored brown when compared with other types of dates. These dates are usually planted around North Africa and United States of America.
  5. Muda dates
    Different from other dates that was mentioned before, these dates are usually yellow colored. They also have a benefit that differs them from the others, where these dates can help with a woman’s fertility.

There are a lot of ways to consume dates. They are usually eaten straight away, or you can use them as an ingredient in some dishes, such as es kurma cincau, wedang kurma, susu kurma, and also teh creamy kurma, which you can make using a non-dairy creamer. If you need a high-quality creamer, you can use our creamer from SPK, which are available at our official store at Tokopedia and Shopee.


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