Check out our grocery picks and enjoy great discounts as you shop for Ramadan essentials. Image Credit: Supplied

While most people flock to grocery stores for Ramadan essentials, you can shop on Amazon, instead, from the comfort of your home. Use our list of bestselling food items to prepare for iftar and suhoor, and enjoy discounts on other household essentials as well, before the month arrives. Check out other great deals as part of Amazon's Ramadan Sale. Don't forget, you can keep your pantry stocked throughout Ramadan by auto-scheduling deliveries using Subscribe and Save. You can also get these items delivered to you the next day via Prime.

1. Best Oil Deal: RS Spanish Olive Oil, 4L

Opting for a balanced diet this Ramadan? Then you might consider pan frying your iftar snacks and cooking your dinner in extra virgin olive oil. Pressed from the freshest olives, RS's 4-litre tin of Spanish oil generates less smoke and maintains its colour for far longer than other conventional oils. Olive oil is touted for its healthy properties like vitamin E, which boosts immunity in the body as an antioxidant. Add it to hummus, drizzle it over your salad; its unique flavour will make suhoors a tastier affair.

2. Best Rice Deal: Riam Pure 1121 Creamy Sella Pesticide-free Basmati Rice (10kg)

Save on your regular purchase of rice with this 10kg Riam rice bag that's currently on sale. This long grain, sweet-smelling rice is grown in northern India, at the foothills of the Himalayas, and there's no doubt it's going to add flavour and elegance to your iftars and suhoors during Ramadan.

3. Best Saffron Deal: Saffron Super Negin (10g)

Carefully picked in Afghanistan, this grade-A Super Negin saffron is the perfect addition to enhance any recipe - from a pot of tea to a tagine or biryani. Pure saffron is known to be high in antioxidants, vitamin A, folic acid and vitamin C. So pick up this 10g box for fragrant, delicious meals, which will last for weeks.

4. Best Juice Deal: Tang Instant Powder Drink, Orange and Mango

Replenish your vitamin C intake with Tang’s tropical flavoured juice after breaking fast. Mix the powder into a jug full of cold water and serve with ice to chase away the heat. This 2kg tub of Tang Orange is bound to last you throughout Ramadan, giving you 16 litres of refreshing orange juice. You can also enjoy a 375g bag of Tang Mango.

5. Best Sauce Deal: American Garden Mayonnaise, 3.78L

A classic sauce, mayonnaise is a pantry essential in most homes. American Garden’s version includes no artificial flavours or preservatives and is gluten- and dairy-free. Use it as a creamy dip for a variety of snacks, a spread for sandwiches, or a dressing for salad. You can even add it to your baking, for added moisture!

6. Best Dates Deal: Jomara Organic Madjool Dates, 700g

Still haven’t decided on which dates will make it to the table? Try delicious medjool dates in a 700g pack that are bigger and sweeter than most varieties. These dates originate from date groves in Al Ghat, Saudi Arabia, a region famed for its ideal climate, rich soil and sweet water. They come packed with nutritional benefits and natural sugars, giving your body a much-needed energy boost after fasting.

7. Best Milk Powder Deal: Nestle Nido Fortified Milk Powder, 2.5kg

Nido’s full cream milk powder will come in handy during Ramadan, whether you’re mixing up a glass of milk for your little one, or using it to whip up desserts. The milk powder has no added preservatives or colours, and includes vitamins and minerals to help support healthy growth and development.

8. Best Nuts Deal: MAWA Raw Jumbo Almonds (1 Kg)

Packed full of nutrients, almonds are a great snack or addition to desserts and dishes. One serving of almond provides antioxidant benefits, protecting cells from oxidative damage, and vitamin E. Pick up this 1kg pack of raw almonds to see you through delicious kheer and baked goods.

9. Best Evaporated Milk Deal: Rainbow Original Vitamin D Evaporated Liquid Milk (96 Cans) 

For all the karak chais that are in store for your family and visitors this Ramadan, buy a carton of versatile evaporated milk tins that will last you all month long. Made from fresh milk that’s sourced from Europe, Rainbow’s evaporated milk has no preservatives or added sugar. It’s the perfect match for tea, coffee, and even dishes like butter chicken or pesto pasta.

10. Best Tea Deal: Lipton Yellow Label Black Loose Tea, 5kg 

Speaking of tea, don’t run out of this pantry essential when you're craving your first cup, post-iftar - grab this 5kg bag of loose black tea from Lipton. With a rich taste, intense colour and invigorating aroma, Lipton’s black tea is made of premium-quality tea leaves that are carefully hand-picked from Rainforest Alliance-certified farms. This pantry essential will serve you well, even after Ramadan.

11. Best Coffee Deal: Real Coffee Nespresso Compatible Variety Bundle, 100 Capsules

Your first cup of coffee in the day will give you the energy boost you need in Ramadan. If you have an espresso machine at home, pick Real Coffee’s variety pack of capsules for a range of flavours, with coffee beans from South America to Costa Rica. The pack includes their signature blend, a dark-roasted espresso Verona, with a bold, thick crema.

12. Best Water Deal: San Pellegrino Sparkling Natural Mineral Water, 500ml (Case of 24)

Don't forget to hydrate in Ramadan, as your water intake is bound to reduce over the fasting period. This case of 24 500ml bottles of fresh mineral water by San Pellegrino has been carbonated to aid in digestion and reduce constipation, and is the refreshing boost you need at iftar every day. You can even use it to make refreshments, like mocktails and other drinks. Stock up while the case is on sale!

13. Best Cleaning Product Deal: Finish Powerball Quantum All-in-1, Lemon Sparkle (Pack of 4)

Don't spend energy handwashing dishes, if you can avoid it, this Ramadan. Finish Powerball will take care of clean-up for you, with tablets that use gel, powder and liquid to leave dishes squeaky clean. These dishwashing pods have a refreshing lemon scent, and the four-pack bundle includes 200 of them - so you're all set to host iftar parties, without the hassle of clean-up!

14. Best Detergent Deal: Ariel Automatic Powder Laundry Detergent Original Scent 9kg 

Make laundry the least of your concerns this month, with Ariel’s powder detergent. Designed for both front load and top load washing machines, the detergent uses dual enzyme technology to remove even the toughest stains. This means you can wear your best clothes this Ramadan and Eid, and not worry about lingering stains from previous use.

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