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While most people flock to grocery stores for Ramadan essentials, you can shop for them on Amazon from the comfort of your home. All you have to do is use our list of bestselling food items to prepare for warm suhoor and iftar meals, and enjoy discounts on other household essentials as well, before Ramadan arrives.

Currently, Amazon's Pre-Ramadan Specials are up to 30 per cent off, and this sale includes a wide range of grocery items, from flour and cooking oils to nuts and soups. Now's the time to get your kitchen in order on a budget, before stock runs out, so shop with a Prime membership and avail yourself free, fast delivery.

Don't forget, you can keep your pantry stocked even during Ramadan by auto-scheduling deliveries using Subscribe and Save.

1. Best Oil Deal: Afia Pure Corn Oil, 2.9 Litres

To prepare platters of crispy fried samosa and pakora, you can count on Afia's pure corn oil. Enriched with vitamins A, D and E, this lightweight cooking oil helps control cholesterol levels and boost immunity with antioxidants. You can count on it to deliver golden results, whether for frying or cooking, as it's naturally sourced from premium corn kernels. Plus, corn oil is known for its high smoke point from 230 to 238 degrees Celsius, making it a versatile choice during Ramadan.

2. Best Vinegar Deal: Bragg USDA Raw Apple Cider Vinegar, Pack of 2

Add two 473-litre bottles of this household staple to the cart for tangy homemade salads, marinades, sauces and soups, this Ramadan. A tablespoon of raw and unfiltered apple cider vinegar in your recipes equals a wealth of health benefits, such as cholesterol and blood sugar level maintenance, and weight management. You'll find a use for Bragg's apple cider vinegar even outside of the pantry, as it makes for a natural cleaning agent for fruit and vegetables, as well as a beauty treatment for skin and hair.

3. Best Rice Deal: India Gate Classic Basmati White Rice, 6kg

Elevate rice-based dishes with India Gate's classic Basmati. From pulao and mandi to biryani, these extra-fine and long white grains are going to be key in replicating your go-to recipes. This particular class of basmati has been aged for two years, so the grains expand more than others in cooking, increasing your serving size for large gatherings.

4. Best Juice Deal: Capri-Sun Mango, Pack of 10

Are you hosting family and friends this Ramadan? Ensure the kids have a pouch of Capri-Sun every time they come by, with this four-carton pack of delicious mango juice. It's enriched with your daily vitamin C requirement, and tastes sweet and tangy, perfect for pairing with iftar meals. The juice has no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.

5. Best Coffee Deal: Lavazza Qualita Rossa Coffee Beans, 1kg

How about upgrading your coffee beans to an Italian Lavazza selection? These are rich and full-bodied beans suitable for coffee lovers with varying preferences, just the 1kg bag you need to make everyone an energising cuppa after iftar. Qualita Rossa has a chocolate flavour profile and falls at five (out of 10) on the intensity scale, offering a blend of Arabica and Robusta beans. A hot cup of coffee with these is fairly simple to prepare, as long as you own an espresso machine, moka pot, drip coffee maker or a French press.

6. Best Milk Deal: Oatly Oat Drink Milk Barista Edition, Pack of 6

Hop on the vegan milk wellness trend and whip up oat-based coffees, teas and desserts at home. Oatley's foamable oat milk will come in handy during Ramadan, especially if you're expecting guests who can't have dairy or are lactose intolerant. The milk includes the necessary vitamins and minerals to help support healthy growth and development, and it's the Barista Edition, which makes it even better in coffee than before. At this value price, your pantry will be fully stocked with six oat milk cartons.

7. Best Nuts Deal: Best Salted Cashews Can, 500g

Packed full of nutrients, nuts are a great snack or addition to desserts and dishes. Pick up this can of salted cashews for everyone to nibble on, as the nut boosts heart function, keeps skin and hair healthy and improves metabolism. Cashews are also great in snack mixes that include dried fruit, for the perfect blend of sweet and savoury.

8. Best Hygiene Deal: Fine Facial Tissue Box, Bundle of 48

Stock up on the softest facial tissue and top up every corner of the house, before the guests arrive. Fine's bundle offer contains 48 stylish cubic boxes that are space-saving and travel-sized. Each sheet of tissue is sterilised for germ protection and made with natural cotton pulp, so it's suitable for all skin types. Whether you're wiping the kids' noses or your mouth after a meal, rest easy knowing that you're in the hands of a certified brand, awarded by the US-based Family Hygiene Institute.

9. Best Water Deal: Volvic Natural Water, Pack of 24

Hydrating the proper way is key in Ramadan. This case of two dozen 500ml water bottles by Volvic has been bottled after its five-year filtration journey through six layers of volcanic rock in France. The soft water naturally has a high mineral content with calcium, magnesium, potassium and more in its composition, and can be consumed on its own or with a slice of lemon for a refreshing drink. Stock up while the case is on sale!

10. Best Cleaning Product Deal: Finish Classic Dishwasher Detergent Powder, 2.5kg

Don't spend energy handwashing dishes, if you can avoid it, this Eid. Finish's classic dishwasher detergent powder will take care of clean-up for you, using pre-soaking action to wash away heavy stains, like burnt food and dried coffee. It's a large 2.5kg bottle by a brand that is recommended by manufacturers like Siemens, LG, Beko and Bosch - so you're all set to host an Eid party, without the hassle of clean-up!

11. Best Detergent Deal: Persil Power Gel Liquid Laundry Detergent, Pack of 3 

Make laundry the least of your concerns, with Persil's gel detergent. Designed for both front-load and top-load washing machines, the liquid removes even the toughest stains in just one wash, infusing your load with a fresh, clean scent. This means you can wear your best clothes this Eid, and not worry about lingering stains from previous use. You're getting three 4.8-litre bottles at an excellent price to see the house through months of dirty laundry.

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