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Ajwa dates are one of the most expensive dates in its raw form in Saudi Arabia.

One kg cost about 80/SR. Its look is unique and taste is superb. Dates are also rich
in natural fibers. Modern medicine has shown that they are effective in preventing
abdominal cancer. They also surpass other fruits in the sheer variety of their
constituents. They contain oil, calcium, sulfur, iron, potassium, phosphorous,
manganese, copper and magnesium.The dates are highly nutritious, full of sugar
(60%), and small quantities of fat (2%), proteins (2%), and minerals (2%). In other
words, one date satisfies the minimum requirements of a balanced and healthy
diet.

Iron, the mineral that prevents anemia and which is a part of the
hemoglobin molecule in the blood.

Magnesium, which has an important role in the nervous system integrity


and in energy production.

Potassium, useful in cases of hypertension

Calcium and Phosphorus, essential for healthy bones

Vitamin A, for healthy skin and eyesight

Vitamin B3 (Niacin), protecting from pellagra, a disease which is


manifested as dermatitis, dementia and fatigue. Niacin also reduces
triglycerides and cholesterol levels (LDL) in the blood, thus protects the heart
and circulatory system

Folic acid, essential for protection against atherosclerosis and heart


problems, and for protein metabolism

Experiments have also shown that dates contain some stimulants that strengthen
the muscles of the uterus in the last months of pregnancy. This helps the dilation of
the uterus at the time of delivery on one hand and reduces the bleeding after
delivery on the other. Dietitians consider dates as the best food for women in
confinement and those who are breast-feeding.Arabs usually combine dates with
milk and yogurt or bread, butter and fish. This combination indeed makes a selfsufficient and tasty diet for both mind and body.

Within the dates Ajwa has some unique characteristics. Ajwa is the favorite
date of Nabi e Kareem(saw) and there are some ahadith regarding the
superiority of Ajwa among other kinds of dates. According to Ahadith e
Mubarika Narrated Sad: Allah's Apostle said, "He who eats seven Ajwa
dates every morning, will not be affected by poison or magic on the day
he eats them." (Sahih Bukhari Book65, Hadith 356)In Tirmidhi (2068) it
is quoted that:"Ajwa dates are from paradise"'A'isha reported Allah's
Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The Ajwa dates of 'Aliya'
contain heating effects and these are antidote in the early
morning. (Sahih Muslim Book 23, Hadith 5083)Advising the patients with
Ischemic Heart Disease is a routine in Saudi Arabia. It has marvelous effects
on improving the circulatory system. In one of symposium held in Jeddah
about 7 years ago, I heard Dr.Ahmed a renowned Cardiologist shared his
experiment when he advised his patient to use Ajwa dates whose coronary
arteries was 90% blocked due to atherosclerosis(reduction of diameter of
lumen due to increased fat deposition). He was on vasodilators and Statins
since 5 years when he first consulted Dr.Ahmed. The patient was unable to
walk or use stairs. After one month of using 7 dates in the morning the patient
became able to use stairs and walk for 20 minutes with slight difficulty and
exertion and after the end of 4th month he started working like a normal
person.