۞ Narrated Ibn `Umar (R.A) :
The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “There is a tree among the trees which is similar to a Muslim (in goodness), and that is the date palm tree.” (Sahih al-Bukhari, Book of Food, Meals, Book 70, Hadith 77)
Sukkari variety of date palm is a famous type grown in almost places of Iraq and Kingdom Saudi Arabia due to its good economical returns to farmers and buyers as well as its high quality of fruits. The Sukkari date fruits are considered the most famous premium date kind in the Arab countries, it has a very unique color that easily differentiates it from the other date palm fruit varieties. It is named in the Arabic word (Sukkar) which dose it means “sugar”, hence the extra sweetness you taste when you taste it. This variety is commonly spelled as “Sukkari”, “Sukkary” or “Succary”. Date palm actually has little content of fat and cholesterol. Therefore, these fruits are desirable for human health, particularly with heart conditions, and also a good source of fiber which is good for the digestive system. Date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) was described as a dioecious fruit tree native to the hot arid countries in the world and grown mainly in North Africa and the Middle East. Date palm production has extended to the United States of America, Southern Africa, Australia, South America, and Mexico within germplasm exchange. Right now, date palm fruits are mainly consumed in a lot of countries and considered as a vital ingredient and a staple food in almost all Arab countries. The date fruit is a good source of phenolics, flavonoids, and carotenoids, antioxidant, antimutagenic, as well as medicinal values.
Below are some Benefits given to Dates:
1- Dates are considered as a natural resource for nutrition, it provides the body with a high percentage of proteins, minerals and vitamins e.g. Vitamin A, B1, B2 and BB which are constructive ingredients for building up the body tissues and muscles.
2- Dales also help in pregnant women’s delivery; it activates the womb muscles in the months of pregnancy and helps in the womb movement at the time of delivery as well dates minimize the post-natal blooding.
3- Dates help in healing the liver from many parasitic diseases and good medicine for hepatitis and it contains vitamins B2.
4- Dates vitalize the ageing so it delays the ageing elements and it provides immunity against brain and body tiredness.
5- Dates are easy to digest, stimulates the urine, clean the kidneys and useful to the liver
6- Dates are a good appetizer. Dates are the perfect natural snack