What I did:
Dates are a common health food, also used during Ramadan for muslims to eat before the start of the fasting time each day. Other than for religious reasons, why are they consumed at the start of the day during fasting days? I have done research to know why.
What I learnt:
1. Dates are excellent fruits in nutritional value. According to Wikipedia:
"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."
2. Dates can be eaten at the start of the day till break-fast due to their high energy content.
They are full of fructose, a type of fruit sugar.
3. Dates are mainly grown in the Middle East however some parts of the world such as the USA are able to produced small amounts of dates in certain areas.
Dates are eaten at the start of the day before a fast by muslim not only for religious reasons, but for its excellent nutritional content, stomach-filling fibers and sweetness. Dates are grown mainly in the Middle East.