Bestselling Products for Ramadan
Have you ever wondered which products sell best during Ramadan? According to our research team, sales usually triple during this holy month. That’s why it’s a good idea to get a handle on this year’s trends so you can prepare your orders successfully. If you’re keen to find out which items sell best during Ramadan, don’t miss our blog post!
There are plenty of cheeses on the market, including those made with sheep, goat and cow milk. There are creamy cheeses, soft cheeses, servilleta cheese, cured and semi-cured cheeses. There is also an endless variety of delicious cheese and condiment pairings, such as goat’s cheese with paprika, soft goat’s cheese with rosemary, goat’s cheese with almonds, and cured Manchego goat’s cheese.
Yogurt and kefir
Some of the most popular yogurts are Greek yogurt, natural yogurt, yogurt with fruit and yoghurt with honey. While kefir isn’t quite as popular as yoghurt in the Middle East, it is still highly appreciated and regularly consumed in some regions. Some people even consider it a natural remedy for digestion and other health problems. It’s difficult to say exactly how much kefir is consumed in the Middle East, but it’s likely to remain a healthy favourite for many people.
Natural fruit juices
One thing that’s highly valued at this time of year is the chance to drink something refreshing after fasting, which is why juices are in such high demand. And, of course, different regions enjoy different flavours.
Here’s a list of some of the fruit juices that consumers love most: grapefruit juice, pear juice, grape juice, peach juice, carrot juice, pineapple juice, mango juice, mango juice, papaya juice, lemon juice, pomegranate juice, tamarind juice, and, of course, the perennial favourite: orange juice. More and more supermarkets are providing machines to allow their customers to get a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice.
As we explored in our last article, nuts have played a major part in Middle Eastern cuisine for centuries, being used to add flavour and nutrients to a wide variety of dishes. If you’d like to learn more, make sure to check out our article “Going Nuts in the Middle East!”.
A variety of types of sugar are used in Middle Eastern cooking, including brown sugar, white sugar, and icing sugar. Sugar is used in the preparation of sweets and desserts like baklava and halva, and is sometimes added to beverages like tea and coffee. It is also often employed in the preparation of dishes that fuse sweet and savoury, such as kabsa and tajin.
It’s good to be aware that more and more consumers are taking into account information provided on labels when they do their shopping. They tend to go for products with less added sugar and more nutrients.
Rice is a staple ingredient in many meals during Ramadan. It can be prepared in a wide variety of ways, and is usually seasoned with spices, such as coriander, turmeric, cumin, and cinnamon. Some popular rice dishes for Ramadan are:
· Chicken and rice: a popular dish in many parts of the Arab world. It can be prepared in many ways. It can also be combined with vegetables.
· Rice with vegetables: a healthy vegetarian option. A variety of vegetables can be used, including carrots, broccoli, and bell peppers.
· Rice with nuts: another healthy vegetarian option. Walnuts, almonds, and raisins are just some of the ingredients that can be used.
· Rice with curry: the spicy option! Can be prepared with chicken, meat, or vegetables. It can also be seasoned with other spices, such as turmeric, cumin and coriander.
· Rice with fruit: the sweet option! Can be prepared with raisins, nuts, apples, pears, and more. Tastes great when seasoned with spices like cinnamon or nutmeg.
Dates are a popular choice for breaking fast at the end of the day during Ramadan. They are rich in energy and nutrients. Dates are also a great source of fibre, vitamin A and iron, making them a healthy and nutritious choice.
The Middle East is spoiled for choice when it comes to varieties of dates. Each one has its own unique flavour and texture. Some of the most common types are:
· Medjool dates: large and soft, with a sweet flavour and moist texture.
· Deglet Noor dates: smaller and drier, with a milder flavour and crunchier texture.
· Halawy dates: large and soft, with a sweet flavour and moist texture.
· Barhi dates: smaller and softer, with a sweet flavour and moist texture.
· Piarom dates: smaller and drier, with a more acidic flavour and crunchier texture.
Halal Fish and Meat
Halal fish is fish that complies with Islamic dietary laws. Halal law states that certain foods and drinks are allowed for Muslims, while others are prohibited.
Halal fish includes all types of fish as long as they are properly caught and processed. This means that the fish must be caught ethically and humanely and then processed and prepared in accordance with halal laws.
It’s important to note that fish that’s eaten with bones or blood, for example, is not allowed under halal law. Fish that is considered unclean or toxic is also prohibited.
Halal meat includes all types of meat from animals permitted under halal law. The animal must be slaughtered ethically and processed and prepared in accordance with halal laws.
Many types of oil are used in Middle Eastern cooking. These include olive oil, sesame oil, and coconut oil. Each has its own characteristics and nutritional benefits.
Olive oil is a healthy choice and has been shown to provide health benefits such as reducing cholesterol and helping to prevent heart disease. Sesame oil is rich in essential fatty acids, while coconut oil is rich in saturated fatty acids.
We hope that this list of bestselling foods for Ramadan will help you place orders quickly and effectively during this most holy of months. Don’t forget that at Organic Boosting we have all these ingredients and more! Request our catalogue of organic and natural products, with no obligation on your part, by writing to [email protected]. We’ll be happy to help. Get in touch today!