New Delhi [India], March 29 (ANI/HTDS): During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims worldwide observe a period of fasting from sunrise, till sunset. After breaking the fast of long hours with dates and water, as is customary, it is natural to crave for a delicious meal followed by a tasty dessert.
Of course, a host of flavour-filled delicacies can be made from dates as well as other ingredients such as kesar, vermicelli and honey and the best part is, Apis offers it all which can be used to make healthy food - much needed sustenance during the month of Ramadan. In this article, we will explore a variety of such delicious recipes that can be made with such ingredients and their significance to the Islamic community.
Apis offers its consumers a wide range of dates which they can enjoy during Ramadan. Some of their most popular dates include the premium Fard Dates, Zahidi Dates, Ajwa dates, the succulent Medjool dates, and a lot more. These dates are perfect for breaking the Ramadan fast and are a great additions to desserts and snacks.
In addition to their nutritional value, dates hold a special cultural significance and are often given as gifts during Ramadan. After all, in the Islamic culture, dates fall into the category of superfoods. Even Prophet Muhammad accorded great importance to this fruit having planted a date palm tree in Medina himself.
Saffron or kesar, is considered one of the world's most valuable and expensive spices. Among other products, Apis also provides this invaluable spice, known for its premium quality because of the brand's handpicked shards and high-end packaging techniques to retain its aroma and flavour.
Apart from adding flavour and class to the food, saffron or kesar holds quite the significance in the Islamic community mainly for its medicinal value, which comes with numerous health benefits.
It not only has anti-diabetic properties but also aids digestion and reduces inflammation. It is also known to have a calming effect on the mind, which can be particularly beneficial during Ramadan, when Muslims are encouraged to practise self-reflection and introspection.
Honey is described as a source of healing in the Quran. For centuries, honey has served as a natural sweetener. It is rich in multiple medicinal properties. It boosts the immune system and gives you energy, which is quintessential during this month.
Adding honey to recipes not only contributes to healthier food using natural sweeteners, but also aids with medicinal advantages, by strengthening immunity during long fasting hours. During the holy month, consumers may avail Apis Honey for a healthy and sweet Ramadan.
Another ingredient with historical importance for the Islamic community is vermicelli. It finds its application in various sweet and savoury recipes. In the Middle East, vermicelli is often used in desserts like kunafa, a pastry made with vermicelli and cheese.
Made from 100% hard wheat semolina, Apis offers vermicelli which can be used to make seviyan, the most consumed sweet dish during Ramadan.
Food is something that makes Ramadan special, by bringing a community together with flavoursome delicacies. On that note, here are some recipes you can cook using the above mentioned ingredients from Apis and savour their bursting flavours.
All you need to do is add a glass of milk into a mixer, some vanilla ice cream and vanilla essence, and a tablespoon of Apis Honey and blend it well. Top it off with chunks of Apis Dates, and you are good to go. This refreshing drink is perfect for breaking the fast and provides a good energy source.
Honey Glazed Chicken
Add some Apis Honey, olive oil, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper in a small bowl and mix well. Glaze the boneless chicken with the mixture and bake for 20-25 minutes in a preheated oven until tender and crispy. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and spring onions, and serve hot!
It is a very famous and common dessert cooked by the Muslims during this month.
All you need to do is add Apis Vermicelli to a boiling bowl of milk and cook until they are soft. Then add Apis Dates and Honey, according to taste and mix well. Garnish the dish with chopped dry fruits and it's ready!
All you need to do is take some Apis Dates, cut them open and stuff them with some goat cheese. Top them off with crushed walnuts and a drizzle of Apis Honey. This appetiser will save you the trouble of cooking an extra snack for iftar and get you all the appreciation you deserve.
These are just a few recipes you can prepare during Ramadan if you wish to incorporate Nutrition, tradition and taste in your diet.
Ramadan is a time for reflection and self-discipline; it is important to maintain a healthy and balanced diet during this holy month. Using Apis Dates, Apis Honey, Apis Kesar and Apis Vermicelli will not only keep you nutritious, but also make your dishes flavoursome because of the premium quality ingredients. These ingredients are rich in essential nutrients and are a good energy source for those fasting during the day.
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