Saudi bean sales peak in Ramadan
The quantity of broad beans consumed by residents of Saudi Arabia during the holy month of Ramadan is equivalent to that consumed throughout the kingdom during the remaining 11 months of the year, Al-Hayat newspaper recently reported. Saudis thus eat nearly 1,500 tons of broad beans during Ramadan month.
In Saudi Arabia, these beans are still sold out of big pots, in accordance with the traditional style. An average Saudi, whether national or expatriate, spends an average of one dollar per day on these beans. The daily broad bean sales throughout the kingdom are assessed at five million dollars.
Recently concerns were voiced regarding the spread of the Rift Valley Fever disease, which have brought many Saudis to stay away from fast food and meat stores, opting for the traditional bean restaurants. ¯ (Albawaba-MEBG)
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