Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Al-Barakah dates

This afternoon I bought one pack of Al Baraka dates at Soon Lee Mega Mart (Abdul Razak Complex Plaza Branch) for BND1.60 per 250g pack. This is the second type of dates that I eat in this Ramadan month. The first was the Mabroom dates which is the personal contribution of His Majesty to the citizens and residents of Brunei Darussalam in conjunction with the month of Ramadan.

Al Baraka dates are produced and exported by Egyptian Export Center (Address: Mubarak Industrial Zone, Quisna, Menofya, Egypt).

The producer and exporter

It is imported and distributed by Barkath Stores (Penang) Sendirian Berhad (Address: Bangunan Barkath 21, Beach Street, 10300 Penang, Malaysia).

The (master) importer

It is further imported to Brunei Darussalam by Ameen Associates (Address: No.2, 1st Floor, Bangunan Hasbullah 3, Gadong BE3919, Brunei Darussalam).

Brunei's importer from master importer

According to the nutritional information printed on the pack, every about 100g of the dates contains:

  • Calories: 341.9

  • Total fat: 1.1%

  • Cholesterol: 0%

  • Carbohydrates: 79.6%

  • Protein: 3.4%

  • Fiber: 2.6%

  • Vitamin A: 180 IU

  • Vitamin C: 4 MG

  • Sodium: 14 MG

  • Calcium: 29 MG

  • Iron: 29 MG

  • Magnesium: 3-5 MG

Nutritional value of the dates

Al-Barakah dates: Top view

The packaging: Selected Dates Grade A

The package content and the dates country of origin

The packaging: Top view

(Photos: Abdul Rashid Haji Tahir. Taken on 20th September 2008)