“Our Lord! You have not created (all) this without purpose.”
Fruits that grow in black mud and extract their nutrients that become beneficial for human but the direct mud may cause various allergies to the human bodies. But, the point to ponder here is, how fruits know to absorb only those nutrients that will only cause benefit to a human body?
Moreover, human mind is unable to build the logic behind how fruits are able to break down the soil to absorb the only exact amount of required components. Irrespective of all these things, all fruits have a distinct taste, color and smell along with some unique minerals and vitamins too. Although all foods use the same soil to reap, but all of them differ in taste, color and nutrition. Hence all the above points show how perfectionist Allah is in His tasks even if it is a small fruit like grape or a seed of pomegranate.
Mentioning about the blessings of banana in the Holy Quran, Allah described it as a fruit of heaven. Allah mentioned banana in Quran as:
“Amid thornless lote-trees, and banana-trees (with fruits), one above another, and extended shade, and water flowing constantly, and abundant fruit, neither intercepted nor forbidden.”
Bananas being a nutritious fruit contain 75% water, 1.3% protein and 0.6% as fats. Moreover, it also contain carbohydrates and an amount of potassium. Beside other benefits, they are used as a perfect remedy for fever, digestive problems, cramps, and muscle slackness. It also helps in blood pressure, allergies and facilitates the excretion of waste products from the body.
The honored fruit repeatedly mentioned in both Holy Quran and Hadith is Olive. Allah states in Quran
“And a tree (olive) that springs forth from Mount Sinai, that grows oil, and (it is a) relish for the eaters.”
Hence oils are the fruits that relish the eaters. Moreover, Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) mentioned it in HIS Hadith as
“Eat the oil and use it on your hair and skin, for it comes from a blessed tree.”
From the light of Holy Quran and Hadith, olives are mentioned as a fruit to use in daily routine whenever possible. Olives are not only tasty to eat but recent study also reveals that they are highly beneficial for your overall health. Linoleic acid is a beneficial nutrient for breast-feeding mothers. Any deficiency in this acid slows down the development of the child. World health organization also recommend olives to people with high arteriosclerosis and diabetes, as olives contain 30% linoleic acid. Moreover, the chlorine they contain not only promotes the liver’s functioning but also facilitates the body’s discharge of waste products. Hence, it also contributes to the body’s skeleton. They also are good for healthy cerebral arteries.
Research also states that olive oil also has the ability to prevent the development of coronary artery disease by reducing the level of LDL, while increasing the level of beneficial cholesterol HDL in the blood.
“In the earth there are diverse regions side by side and gardens of grapes and cultivated fields, and date-palms sharing one root and others with individual roots, all watered with the same water. And We make some things better to eat than others. There are Signs in that for people who use their intellect.” (13:4)
Dates are the most nutritious food found in the world as they are made from 50% sugar and contain fructose and glucose that are high in calories and easy with digestion. As the process of giving birth to a child leads to loss of blood in abundance, Sugar contained in the dates calms the nerves and gives strength to pregnant, breast-feeding mothers just after delivery. At the same time, dates are also so much beneficial for the brain to work effectively. Dates consist of 2.2% protein along with vitamins A, B1, and B2. With the help of these proteins, body is protected against disease, infections and ensures body cells to regenerate.
As an interesting fact dates are a great source of nutrients for people living nearby deserts. Holy Prophet (PBUH) said:
“there is a tree among the trees which is similar to a Muslim (in goodness). Its leaves do not fall. What is that tree? The Prophet (PBUH) himself said, “that is the date palm tree.”
In one of HIS Hadith Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) said about this renowned fruit that
“There is not a pomegranate which does not have apip from one of the pomegranates of the Garden (of Jannah) in it.”
This fruit is also honored with its mentioning in Holy Quran, its contains a plentiful supply of potassium as well as minerals and phosphorus, calcium, iron and sodium, vitamins A, B1,B2, B3 and C. Sodium and potassium together regulate the water in body and ensures to keep heart beat on a normal level. Balancing the potassium and sodium helps nervous and muscular senses to prevent edema and decreases the amount of sugar circulation in the blood. Pomegranates revive tired muscles and enable them to move easily and also strengthen the heart.
Pertaining to grapes, Allah Almighty says in the Holy Quran
“By means of it We produce gardens of dates and grapes for you, in which there are many fruits for you and from which you eat.” (23:19)
Grapes are highly nutritive as they contain 20-25% of their content in sugar that instantly enters the blood stream. It proves to be helpful for people with mental and physical excessive efforts. As it removes physical and mental weakness and fights anemia. The presence of iron and sugar in it fosters blood production and acts as medicine for liver, kidney, and digestive system diseases.