Dates are especially popular during Ramadan for an obvious reason: they are what most muslims break their fast with. They hold valuable nutritional properties and undoubtedly stem deep into our religion, culture and traditions.
I’ve always wanted to know about their seasonal names; there’s ‘7ulal, bir7y, ri6ub etc… but since I can’t seem to figure out what’s what, I simply refer to all of them as “tamur”! (Please feel free to help me out!)
Depending on preference, some families may prepare it by removing the seeds, mashing it up and serving it hot, which is known as “tamreeyah”. Others have it with sesame or caramel toppings and maybe some “herda” as dip. I’ve also come across dates that were covered in chocolate (from Iran?).
Whatever your preference, I wish you all easy fasting and a tasty fo6oor :P
Side Note: Do you buy Vimto during Ramadan?