So, you have got the opportunity to trail the streets of Saudi Arabia and the Holy Sanctuaries.
When we say Saudi Arabia, what is the first thing that immediately comes to your mind? Dates!
Yeah, the dates are the delicacy of Saudi Arabia and you may say a fruit that is synonymous to the country itself.
When people visit the holy cities of Makkah and Medina in Saudi Arabia, or any other city for that matter, they would never leave the country without a date pack in their bag.
You can find dozens of different types of dates in this beautiful country. However, not all types of dates are of equal quality with regards to taste. Some dates are good, while some are really, really delicious.
If you are planning to hit the market to buy a pack of date before leaving the country, we suggest that you first go through this quick guide to learn a bit about different types of top Saudi Arabian dates.
Search around the internet, and we bet you will find Ajwa on every list of top dates in Saudi Arabia. The Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said, “Ajwa dates are from paradise.” [Tirmidhee (2068)
Since there are Ahadith related to Ajwa, the date is highly popular in the Arab regions. Ajwa is also very tasty and high in medicinal properties. Perhaps, those are the reasons why you would find this date to be the costliest.
The best thing about the date Anbarah is that these dates are large in size but have smaller seeds. So, that means, more juicy fruit for the date lovers.
Just like Ajwa, Anbarah is also quite expensive due to its popularity and also because it is rich in protein.
Plus, Anbarah is amongst the top most gifted dates around.
Medjool, also known as the crown jewel of dates, is yet another expensive variety of dates in the list. Unlike Ajwa, which is tender and soft in appearance, Medjool are rather wrinkly. However, we suggest you to ignore its wrinkly texture and take a bit out of this delicious date and we bet you will ask for more.
These dates come black in color, yet they are brimming with what your body mostly needs, and that is vitamins and other nutrition. You can find this variety of date in Medina.
You may also find these dates slightly akin to Ajwa dates due to the taste of the dates and the elegance. These dates are so popular that they get sold out pretty fast.
Dates are amongst those popular fruits that come packed with many healing properties and nutritional values. More importantly, consumption of dates is also the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet Muhammad [SAW].
The list mentioned above holds only a handful of variety of dates that are highly popular in the Arabian regions. There are lots of other varieties that offer the best taste and nutrition your body requires.
So, try these out first and we bet you will very much like them.