Prophetic Condiments

In a five part series Karima Burns (MH, ND) explores the health benefits of some of the Prophet’s favorite foods. Part one deals with condiments; Part two, with fruits; Part three, with vegetables; Part four, with meat and milk products; and Part five, with grains.

The Prophet’s favorite condiments were honey, olive oil, salt, and vinegar.

Honey - In Bukhari (Volume 7: Book 65), Aisha narrates that, "Allah's Apostle used to love sweet edible things and honey." He also attributed many healing powers to honey. The Holy Qur’an (16:69) says, "From its [the bee’s] belly, comes forth a drink of varying colors wherein is a cure for people. Surely there is a sign for those who would give thought."

Olive Oil - The Prophet also advised us to, "Use olive oil as a food and ointment for it comes from a blessed tree" (Tirmidi)

Salt - The Prophet said, "Salt is the master of your food. God sent down four blessings from the sky - fire, water, iron and salt" (Ibn Maja).

Vinegar - The Prophet has also called vinegar a "blessed seasoning"


    On 7 October 2011 at 09:09 Anonymous said...

    Does anyone know where I can find the full 5 part article?


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