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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. Check out Ramadan discounts on a host of other products, like electronics and appliances. 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: Bliss of Earth Certified Organic Sunflower Oil (Pack of 2)

To prepare platters of crispy fried samosa and pakora, you can count on Bliss of Earth’s organic sunflower oil. This cold pressed, lightweight cooking oil contains more than 80 per cent monounsaturated fats, which are good for the heart helps control cholesterol levels and boost immunity with antioxidants. You can count on it to deliver delicious results, whether for frying or cooking, this Ramadan.

2. Best Specialty Flour: Diabexy Sugar Control Gluten Free Atta

Family members with diabetes don’t have to miss out on delicious meals. Swap out regular wheat flour with Diabexy’s Sugar Control Gluten Free Atta, which contains nearly four times more protein than regular wheat flour, since it comprises peanuts, coconuts, flax seeds, almonds and more nutritious ingredients. While the estimated glycemic load of wheat flour is 50 per 100g, Diabexy’s flour has a load of just 10. Do note that when kneading the dough, you'll need to add more water to this flour than you usually do.

3. Best Rice Deal: Dunar Elonga Rice, 10kg

Elevate rice-based dishes with Dunar's classic basmati. From pulao and mandi to biryani, these extra-long white grains are going to be key in replicating your go-to recipes. Dunar's 10kg bag of rice comprises extra-long grain Sella or white basmati rice with the look and flavour you'd expect from a high-end product. Grown in India at high altitudes, the basmati rice checks the boxes of quality and long grain length.

4. Best Tea Deal: Rainbow Vitamin D Evaporated Liquid Milk

If you just can't do without a classic cup of karak tea this Ramadan, stock up on Rainbow evaporated milk. This box of 96 tins will see you through all your iftar and Eid parties, and ensure your guests have a steaming cup of tea to refresh themselves post-iftar. The creamy, smooth evaporated milk comes enriched with vitamin D. Win-win!

5. Best Coffee Deal: Nescafe Dolce Gusto Cappuccino Coffee Capsules (3 Boxes)

For your first cup of coffee at suhour or after Iftar, opt for Nescafe Dolce Gusto’s cappuccino capsules. If you have the right coffee maker, you can pop in a pod and enjoy the perfect combination of intense espresso and creamy milk. The capsules are made with Italian-style dark roast, with a 100 per cent Arabica blend from South America. With three boxes that include 24 servings each, you’re all set for the month ahead. A hot cup of coffee with these is fairly simple to prepare, as long as you own an espresso machine.

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 Snack Deal: Seeberger Snack 2 Go Almond Cranberry Mix (Pack of 12)

Packed full of nutrients, nuts make for a great snack and energy boost, after iftar. The Almond-Cranberry Mix by Seeberger combines two popular products in one package. The aroma of roasted almonds is perfectly supplemented by the light sourness of whole cranberries. It comes in practical 50g bags, so you can take this crunchy snack with you whenever you're heading out.

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 Powerball Quantum Tablets (4-Pack)

Don't spend energy handwashing dishes, if you can avoid it, this Eid. Finish's Powerball Quantum dishwasher detergent pods will take care of clean-up for you, using a quick releasing gel to wash away heavy stains, like burnt food and dried coffee. It's a pack of four, with 50 tablets in each bag,  by a brand that is recommended by manufacturers like Siemens, LG, Beko and Bosch - so you're all set to host an iftar 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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