The Ajwa dates in Malaysia are very famous all over the world due to its unique taste and the fact that it is a traditional way to celebrate New Year. It is considered one of the best traditions of Malaysia that has been passed down through generations.
Ajwa dates originate from Malaysia, although they are also produced in Indonesia and Thailand. Ajwa is derived from an ancient Malayan way to determine the start of the year. They also use the Chinese calendar to determine the month of the year. It is believed by some that the Chinese originally learned how to determine the month and year by using the Ajwa dates, which means, there is no fixed date for an Ajwa date.
Nowadays, this traditional ritual of making an Ajwa date is taken to the next level, with the production of honey-sweetened fruit juices, candies and other specialty products, including a special honey and sugar mixture for Mauna Lani, an Indonesian island where the ceremony was first performed. Since the ingredients used to make these honey and sugar products are produced in the Asian continent, they are known by its corresponding cultural name, Ajwa.
The Ajwa dates come from Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Each country has its own unique look and taste. The Ajwa dates are said to be more delicious than the regular dates since their skins are softer and sweeter. The Ajwa dates are also known for their unique flavors.
This unique flavor comes from the honey and sugar mixture for Mauna Lani which was first made in Indonesia. When the sweeteners are added, the resulting sweetness of the Ajwa dates are not just plain. They have a distinctive flavor. The Ajwa dates from Indonesia are said to be even sweeter than those from Malaysia and Thailand, especially when the honey and sugar mixture for Mauna Lani are used.
The Ajwa dates in Malaysia and Thailand are usually made with fresh unripe Mauna Lani leaves and are known as the ‘Richer Mauna’ dates. The Ajwa dates which are harvested from Indonesia or Malaysia are called the ‘Shaker Mauna’ dates since they are harvested from the skin.
In addition to the uniqueness of the sweetness of the Ajwa dates, Mauna Lani dates also have a special tropical fruit called the ‘Kumarakom’ which is very rich in anti-oxidants and is known to be helpful to people who are suffering from high blood pressure. The Kumarakom fruit has been used in some parts of Asia as a treatment against high blood pressure for hundreds of years.
The Ajwa dates are sold fresh at most fruit shops in Malaysia and other destinations around the world. They can also be purchased online at a variety of online shops.
Ajwa dates are also popular for their distinctive color and flavor, which come from the honey and sugar mixture for Mauna Lani. which is first made in Indonesia.