Essaouira Mogador is a town at the Atlantic coast of Morocco
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Food Market

 

Seasonal fruits
Locally produced

Summer - Autumn - Winter - Spring


 


Winter

Clementines

Clementine

Clementine

 


Spring

Strawberries


 

 


Summer

Karmouss from Akermoud

A common street scene in Morocco is that of a prickly pear vendor
peeling Karmouss for shoppers who eagerly eat the sweet fruit right on the spot.

Peeled Karmouss ready to eay

El karmouss (el hindi)
((Eng. "prickly pears", Indian figs, cactus figs,Les figues de Barbarie) and local moroccan Local names of this fruit are Karmouss nssara, meaning "fig of Christians" or Akrani. It is a cactus plant (Opuntia) which yield a juicy fruit.


Karmouss plants in Akarmoud

Karmouss

This cactus plant is a remedy for pain.
"The Barbary Figs" of Morocco have a soothing virtue. Its components contain medicinal magic and fabulous biological activities: anti-ulcer, anti-diabetic (diabetes type 2), anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, healing,
lowers cholesterol and obesity.
Source:
http://www.paperblog.fr/2332393/la-figue-de-barbarie-et-ses-vertus-pour-la-sante/

L’ART DE COUPER UNE FIGUE DE BARBARIE (Dafina.net)

Guergueb : marchand de figues de barbarie (Video-Dafina.net)

L’huile de figue de barbarie, anti-ride performant

 

Juli is the top months for watermelons

Watermelon
(Citrullus lanatus- family Cucurbitaceae)

The watermelon fruit, loosely considered a type of melon
– has a smooth exterior rind (green, yellow and sometimes white)
and a juicy, sweet interior flesh (usually pink, but sometimes orange, yellow, red and sometimes green if not ripe).

A happy moroccan with  his watermelon

Traditional moroccan watermelon desert with  bananas

Watermelon, Pasteque or local name Dillah is an annual plant,
native to tropical Africa.The part eaten is the mature fruit with high nutritional value and rich in Vitamin B1, B2, A, C, biotin and minerals: S, Mg and S. The fruit is used for medicinal purposes (kidneys and urinary tract cleansing).
Source:http://www.legume-fruit-maroc.com/pasteque.php

Melons

The Melon (Cucumus melo) is an annual, monoecious (male and female flowers on one foot) of the Cucurbitaceae family. The plant is native to southern Asia. The part eaten is the ripe fruit. The culture is very popular in Morocco.
The fruit is rich in Vitamins A and C.

Grapes

Grapes

Grapes

Plums

Plums

Plums

 

Apples in the market

Apples

Apples

Figs

Figs


Autumn


Olives

Olives

 

Pomegranate

Pommesgratantes tree in Ain Lahjar

According to the Qur'an, pomegranates grow in the gardens of paradise (55:068) The Qur'an also mentions pomegranates twice (6:99, 6:141) as examples of good things God creates.

Grenade. Punica Granatum, par Monique Zetlaoui

Dates

Morocco is a prominent place among the top ten world producers of dates. Domestic production averaged 100,000 tonnes of which 40% is provided by the Tafilalet and as much by the South East.

Nutritional Value

Dates are characterized by their high nutritional value. The fruit alleviates the need for vitamins and other substances especially during periods of fasting. Its energy value is 287 kcal per 100 grams. Dates also contain fat, cellulose, minerals, vitamins and enzymes, but they are especially rich sugars (sucrose, glucose and fructose).

The date palm tree with fresh dates

Fresh dates

The fresh dates, as when it matures, is a fragile fruit and delicate to transport. The date is more strongly dehydrated dry, it contains about 20% water, against 70% for fresh dates. It also contains vitamins B2, B3, B5 and B6 and a small amount of vitamin C, minerals: potassium and calcium. It is also rich in chromium (passing the envy of sugar) and fiber.

Les dattes du Maroc

Les dattes, fruits miraculeux

Les bienfaits miraculeux des dattes

Les dattes, aliment puissant

 
 

 

Vegetables

Street vendors in Essaouira  - Vegetables and watermelons

Street vendors in Essaouira. Vegetables and watermelons.


 

Sugar

Morocco is a producer of both beet and cane sugar and is also an importer of sugar.
Of the world's 113 sugar producing nations, Morocco is the 31st largest producer. For the period 1999-2001, production averaged 517,667 metric tons.

qaalib al-sukar

qaalib al-sukar
Sugar Cone or Loaf (about 2 kg)


Morocco imported, on average, approximately 54 percent of its domestic consumption needs during the 8-year period 1993–2000. Morocco was the world's 19th largest importer during 1999-2001, averaging 542,333 metric tons.

The annual consumption per capita in Morocco is 35 kg.

United Arab Emirates or UAE is the largest sugar and sweetener consumer in the world with an annual average per capita consumption of 70.9 kg followed by the USA with 64.3 kg.

 

Le sucre, drogue douce !!

 



Mahia  Spirits distilled in Essaouira

Mahia
Spirits distilled by Jews in Essaouira

Read more about alcohol here.


The cannabis culture in Morocco

To smoke and possess hashish, weed, marijuana ,cannabis (also " Kif " ) is illegal
but it is common that travellers can be offered to buy or to smoke.
A good advice is to be careful not touching any drugs.
Read more about hashish here.

Keith Richard smoking kif in a sibsi

Keith Richard smoking kif from a sibsi


Marijuana in Morocco (Facebook VIDEO)

 


Liens en français

Smoking Hashish in Morocco (External link)

Historique de la culture du cannabis au Maroc

The Marijuana Conspiracy - The Real Reason Hemp is Illegal

The green shoots of recovery?
Morocco considers the legalisation of marijuana cultivation

Maroc : vers la légalisation du cannabis ?

Le Maroc songe à légaliser la culture du kif

Historique de la culture du cannabis au Maroc

Le Maroc songe à légaliser la culture du kif

Ouezzane – Ville sainte des collines et du haschisch

Du kif dans le Rif, les chemins de la drogue au Maroc


Liens en français Dafina.net


Les vertus du citron

L’huile de figue de barbarie, anti-ride performant

Les vertus de la figue de barbarie

La grenade un trésor pour rester en bonne santé

La grenade, un fruit royal

Les vertus de la caroube

LES BIENFAITS DE L’HUILE D’OLIVE

La mahia, par Elie Cohen

Les dattes, fruits miraculeux

LA GRENADE RÉDUIRAIT LA SENSATION DE FAIM

La caroube, la graine pleine de vertus

La cardamome, élue reine des épices

Le safran de Taliouine, l'or rouge du Maroc

La cardamome, élue reine des épices

la richesse de l'avocat

 

 

     

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