Food safety, iftar items demanded in Ramadan
Quran was revealed in the month of Ramadan. In this consideration, Ramadan is most important for us. We will learn more spiritual thought of Islam and spreading to our people. But need to ensure food safety in Ramadan. We will learn how it possible through Islam. Today Mr. Sad Abdul Wasea connecting with e-learningbd.com and presenting Food safety, iftar items demanded in Ramadan . Thanks Mr. Wasea.
Ramadan is the spiritual and ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is considered the holiest out of the twelve months by the Muslims in the world. Food safety issues have become one of the most widely discussed topics of Bangladesh during the Ramadan month. During the whole month, faithful observers of Islam fast from sunrise (Sahour) to sunset (Iftar). During the fast, no food or drink is consumed, and thoughts must be kept pure. Followers of Islam believe that fasting helps the Muslim learn patience, modesty, and spirituality. Meals are served before sunrise and after sunset, and eaten with family or with the local community.
Main food safety concern of Bangladesh, which is in fact the discussion point of this article, is use of toxic and poisonous food adulterators. For example, calcium carbide is applied on fruits to ripen, formalin on fish, fruits, milk and vegetables as preservatives, brick dust and poisonous yellow colorants in spices (chili powder and turmeric powder), urea to whiten rice and puffed rice, sawdust in loose tea, soap in ghee, and artificial sweetener, coal tar, and textile dyes in sweetmeats. Various colouring agents are used in sauces, juices, lentils, and oils. Sulphuric acid is used in milk for condensation. Many restaurants use burnt engine oil for deep fry. Even the cooking oil becomes poisonous due to repetitive use of same oil in restaurants.
Some foods that may be served at a Ramadan suhoor or iftar
All through Ramadan, two main meals are served; the suhoor, which is served before dawn, and the iftar, which is served after sunset. Since the suhoor is intended to last one throughout the day, it tends to be a heavy and hearty meal. Muslims celebrate the celebration of the Breaking of the Fast, called Eid al-Fitr.
Both of the suhoor and iftar meals contain fresh fruit, fruit juices, and extracts of flowers, vegetables, Dates, halal meats, breads, cheeses, and sweets. Remember that the Muslim world is large and is not constrained to the Middle East; there are Muslims worldwide in Europe, North America, Asia, Africa, and Australia. The types of food served vary by region. The meals are served either at home with family, or in the community mosques, or other designated places within the Muslim community. Overall we want to say you that the Bangladeshi food in a home is the best – it’s cooked with the care and love of a man or woman’s hands.