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Sago in food items

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Question

Is the usage of sago in food items prohibited in Islam?

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Sago is a starch extracted from the spongy centre, or pith, of various tropical palm stems, especially those of Metroxylon sagu. [1] It only contains small amounts of protein, fat, and fibre and lacks many vitamins and minerals.

Starches are complex carbs that consist of many connected glucose molecules. Glucose is a type of sugar that your body uses as an energy source. [2]

According to the above information, there is no prohibition of using Sago as a food ingredient.

 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

 

Mufti Muhammad I.V Patel

Checked and Approved by
Mufti Nabeel Valli

Darul Iftaa Mahmudiyyah
Lusaka, Zambia

 

[1]  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sago

[2] https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/sago#what-it-is

http://www.sanha.org.za/ebull/ebull61.htm

Halal Food Production- Page 342

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