Ashura is celebrated on the ninth
and tenth in the month of Muharram. The
word ashura means “ten” and is a time of
fasting, reflection and meditation. Jews of
the city of Medina fasted on the tenth
day in remembrance of their salvation
from the Pharaoh. The Prophet
Muhammad pledged he would fast for
two days instead of one in this same
remembrance, but he died the
following year and so never fasted as
he had hoped.
For many Muslims there is joy
in commemorating all of the
wonderful events traditions say
occurred on this day, including:
Noah’s ark came to rest, In
anecdotal history, it is claimed that
when Noah's Ark came to rest on
Mount Ararat, Masis sar in
northeastern modern-day Turkey,
Noah's family celebrated with a
special dish. Since their supplies
were nearly exhausted, what was
left (primarily grains, dried fruits
and the like) was cooked
together to form a pudding,
what is now call Ashure.
Ashura (Noah’s Pudding)
Ashura is a very
nutritive and healthy
dessert. Because it is
made of a mixture
consisting of grains,
legumes, fruits and nuts.
Its vitamin and
mineral values is high.
A bowl of ashure is
about 400-450 calories.
Nutrition Facts of
Wheat 351 11,7 2,7 . 70,0 . 33 2,0 . .
Wallnut 690 15,0 64,0 48,0 13,5 . 70 2,1 10 15
Dry Bean 326 22,0 1,6 . 56,0 . 105 6,1 100 2,0
Apple 60 0,2 0,6 + 13,5 0 7 0,3 . 7
Dried Fig 78 1,3 0,4 + 17,4 0 45 0,6 8 3
55 1,0 0,2 + 12,3 0 17 0,6 298 10
Mandarin 45 0,6 0,2 + 10,2 0 37 0,4 57 32