The word “Halal” means permissible in Arabic. According to Islam, all foods are considered halal if they aren’t specifically prohibited.
So what is Halal food?
Determining halal food is extremely simple. All food items that are free from any substances prohibited by Islamic Law are considered halal. These food items are processed, produced, manufactured, and stored in utensils, equipment, or machinery that have been washed as per Islamic law.
What are the foods that are not Halal?
- Alcoholic drinks and intoxicant
- Carnivorous animals, birds of prey, etc.
- Non-Halal animal fat
- Tallow of non-Halal animals
- Enzymes but Microbial Enzymes are allowed
- Gelatine sourced from non-halal sources
- L-cysteine if it is from human hair
- Non-Halal Animal Shortening
- Pork and anything from pig
- All forms of rennet should be avoided except for plant / microbial/synthetic – rennet obtained from a halal slaughtered animal
Moreover, all food items that contain the above items aren’t considered Halal.
Why should I eat Halal?
There are countless why one should eat Halal. And even countless non-muslims eat only Halal food because of those reasons.
- Halal is less painful for animals. It is proven that during Halal slaughtering, animals feel less pain.
- Halal animals are always fed vegetarian food which means their meat is rich in vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, and anti-oxidents which are good for the human body.
- Halal meat doesn’t have blood which means, it tastes better as blood contains lactic acid which negatively affects the taste.
- You don’t need to pay for the weight of blood while buying the meat so you can save money.
- This food is free from any bacteria or harmful substances so you can be sure about your health. Halal meat doesn’t have antibiotics, growth hormones, and preservatives. These things can adversely affect human health.
What Halal food options do I have in Piscataway?
Choosing halal food doesn’t mean that you need to sacrifice the satisfaction of your taste buds. You can get a range of appetizing halal food items at Qaswa BBQ and Grill. If you’re looking for a specialty item, we might recommend the Halal Adana Kebabs in Piscataway. They are juicy, flavorful, and melt in the mouth like butter. Mounted on an iron skewer and grilled on charcoal, they are known for their unique combination of spices.
Halal food isn’t confined to Muslims. It is about healthy eating without leaving anything. It is scientifically proven that halal food is healthier and tastier. So if you are into the meat and non-veg food, we suggest you go for halal food only.