It is the production of Barni palms in Al-Ola following Al-Madina Al-Monwra. Nationally, it is known as pure Barni or Barni. While regionally and in Islam, it known as Barni or Barni of Al-Madina Al-Monwra.
Barni in Hadith
Hadith of Prophet Mohamed –May Peace Be Upon Him-: “Barni is the best type of dates. It cures diseases and free from illness” (Albany)
There is a disagreement regarding the meaning. Some believe that it is specialized to Barni in Al-Madina Al-Monwra, while others believe that Hadith includes all Barni plants anywhere. We shall mention that Barni is planted in in many areas in Saudi Arabia and Arab Countries.
The commercial value of Barni
Most of dates factories prefer Barni as it is a competitive production in field of pressed dates with low costs.
Factories compete to get bulk quantities of large, clean from dirt and glans Barni, the hard dates.
Barni is involved in minor manufactures such as date paste and pressed dates. The Barni with little husk is used in manufacturing nuts-stuffed dates and charitable distribution.
Arab countries, East Asia and India are the Markets where Barni after pressing.