Ramadan and Dates

When Muslims break fast in the evening meal of Ramadan, it is traditional to eat a date first.

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Abu Dhabi date market Image Courtesy: offroadtoursad.ae

Dates provide a wide range of essential nutrients, and are a very good source of dietary potassium. The sugar content of ripe dates is about 80%; the remainder consists of protein, fiber, and trace elements including boron, cobalt, copper, fluorine, magnesium, manganese, selenium, and zinc.

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