Studies have shown that soils in Pakistan Like Jhang, Faisalabad, and Bahawalpur are suitable for growing these imported dates. In 2017, the Ayoub Research Center in Jhang planted 78 Ajwa seedlings, which have since been bearing fruit. In addition, the research centre planted 150 date plants of Saudi origin, namely Amber, Halas, Mabrum and Barkha. Given the success of the trial planting, experts now plan to increase Ajwa production by planting more seedlings. You can also search for Ajwa dates prices in Pakistan.
What are Ajwa Dates?
KOMPAS.COM / MUHAMMAD IRZAL ADIAKURNIA Prophetic dates or ajwa dates, which are identical to the Prophet’s favourite dates, are sold at Tanah Abang Blok B market. Desi Sayidati Rahima, in PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama’s book Dates from the Desert to the Tropics, writes that Ajwa dates are a variety of the highest variety of dates that come from Medina.
Types of Ajwa dates in Pakistan?
- There are many types of ajwa dates popular in Pakistan. One of the most popular types of dates is Ajwa or prophet date. These dates are usually sold at high prices. Ajwa dates are said to have various health benefits and were highly prized by the prophet Muhammad.
- More specifically, in the highlands near Nedjed, Saudi Arabia. Pilgrims from all over the world usually buy Ajwa dates as souvenirs.
- Ajwa dates are round in shape and have a smooth but wrinkled skin texture. The flavour of the pulp is somewhat sweet, like sultanas. However, the texture of the pulp is not as soft.
Islamic tradition and scientific studies
Known as “sacred dates,” Ajwa dates hold a special place in Islamic tradition. Scientific studies have recognized the importance of this highly nutritious fruit. Here is a list of the health benefits of Ajwa dates:
Heart Health – Heart attacks are becoming more and more common these days. Regular consumption of Ajwa dates prevents constriction of blood vessels, strengthens the heart and improves its function. The benefits of Ajwa dates for the heart are confirmed by the simple fact that they contain vitamin B, which plays an important role in eliminating harmful levels of homocysteine in the blood. The magnesium found in these dates helps keep the heart beating.
Bones and Teeth – This type of date is rich in calcium and phosphorus, which help maintain healthy bones and teeth. The health benefits of Ajwa dates include overcoming calcium deficiencies. The high mineral content in these dates makes them a superfood that strengthens bones and fights painful diseases.
Diabetes – Dates contain high amounts of natural sugars such as glucose, fructose and sucrose, which instantly increase energy levels. The advantage of Ajwa dates for diabetics is that they have a low glycemic index, which means that eating Ajwa dates does not cause a significant increase in blood sugar levels.
Strengthens the immune system – Ajwah dates are an excellent source of antioxidants. Selenium and other essential nutrients found in Ajwa dates can also prevent the development of cancer. Including Ajwa dates in the daily diet helps the body improve immune system function. It also helps in fighting various infections and increases the body’s immunity.
Pregnancy – It is believed that the beneficial properties of Ajwa dates are also applicable to pregnant women. Regular consumption of Ajwa dates during pregnancy activates the uterine muscles and promotes uterine movement during childbirth. These dates also minimize postpartum bleeding.