Medjool Dates

Medjool dates
Medjool dates

Organic Medjool Dates

They might be dark, wrinkled and a bit unattractive, but bite into one and the rush of sweet, cinnamon/caramel flavor of its plump, chewy and moist flesh will take you to culinary heaven.

That isn’t an exaggeration. The taste of medjool dates is truly divine. It is succulent, rich—truly, there is nothing quite like it in the world.

  • ORIGIN: USA
  • AVAILABLE AS: Whole Dates
  • GOOD FOR : Normal function of; Nervoust System, muscle, blood pressure, energy-yielding metabolism, protein synthesis and psychological function, tiredness and fatigue, protection of cells from oxidative stress, electrolyte balance, bones and teeth.
  • NUTRITION : Fiber, Potassium, Copper, Manganese, Magnesium, Vitamin B-6, Niacin, Pantothenic acid, Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron
  • DIRECTIONS FOR USE : 1/2-cup serving of Medjool dates consists of approximately four pitted. Consume as snack, with yogurt, cereals, desserts or add into the smoothies. Make purees and spreads. Add to raw food energy bars, cookies or use for baking.

What is it?

Medjool dates aren’t called the “Cadillac of Dates” for no reason. Of all types of dates, medjool is the meatiest and sweetest and unlike other dates, it only has a tiny pit.

This fruit which belongs to the palm family has an origin that is unclear. However, it is believed medjool might have had its roots in the areas around Iraq.

Medjool has been cultivated for such a very long time—at least 6,000 years. Also crowned the “Fruit of Kings,” medjool is prized by the ancients for its big size, juicy flesh and sweet taste whether fresh or dried. It has been mentioned in the Koran and the Bible several times proving it to be one of the oldest cultivated seed in existence.

It was the Spaniards who brought date palm seedlings to Cuba in the 1500s attempting to put up a date colony there. However, they failed because the rain negatively affected the quality of the fruits. As they made their way to Mexico and California in the 1700s, they left a trail of date palms.

Today, date palms are grown in Algeria, Mecca and other areas with hot climates. At one time, only royalties, their family and friends can partake of this fruit. Now, the world can also experience its succulent taste.

What are its nutritional content and health benefits?

It is rare to find food that is as nutritious as it is delicious. Medjool dates nutrition is quite impressive. It contains cadmium, carbohydrates, magnesium, potassium, unsaturated fatty acids, B-vitamins and a lot more. Its nutritional profile is almost unmatched.

It helps from excessive bleeding and fights infection. Medjool dates contain loads of Vitamins A and K, which help protect the mucus membranes, eyes, skin, mouth and lungs. The tannins and polyphenolic antioxidants in medjool dates also helps reduce risk of inflammation and infection.

It promotes a healthy digestive system. Medjool dates have significant amounts of soluble and insoluble fiber which help food move through the digestive system smoothly and quickly. Ultimately, this helps promote a healthy digestive system, lower bad cholesterol and blood glucose levels in the blood.

It keeps the blood healthy and controls your heart rate and blood pressure. There’s sufficient iron in medjool dates which encourages the production of red blood cells, keeping it healthy. Medjool also contains the electrolyte potassium (it has three times as much potassium as bananas) which helps regulate your blood pressure and control your heart rate.

We could go on and on about medjool date benefits: helps risk of macular degeneration, lowers your risk of stroke, boosts your energy—but the thing is, the list of health benefits offered by medjool dates is quite long. It’s better to eat the dates than to read about it!

What makes our dried medjool dates different?

Our medjool date palm trees are grown in organic soils in the USA where the location is fit for date-growing given its sensitivity to soil moisture and air quality. No herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides were used on the trees so you can be sure that when you eat our medjool dates, you are eating a fruit untainted by harmful chemicals. We have soil certification and the approval of EU organic certification bodies to prove our product is indeed organic.

A lot of dried medjool dates are soaked in glucose syrup to sweeten it and make it look more attractive. Some even add a touch of “naturalness” to their product by adding a palm branch which is in reality just a plastic spine painted to make it look like a real branch.

Our dried medjool dates, on the other hand, may not have a branch, but it is what we claim it to be—dried medjool dates. It has no added sugar because it’s naturally sweet. It also doesn’t contain any food colouring, additives or preservatives.

We don’t have to resort to those artificial colours and flavours because our dried medjool dates have a naturally rich taste. It has a flavour combination of caramel, wild honey, and cinnamon. When you buy on its soft, sticky flesh, you’d think they just came out of the oven.

Enjoy them in a variety of dishes: in stews, yoghurts, meat dishes and a host of baked goods. And of course, you can also enjoy it on its own as a light, healthy snack.

Our medjool dates USA are picked all by hand, lifting workers in picker trucks so the fruits can be reached. This will ensure that we reach our harvesting goal: to get fruits that are fully ripe and naturally dried while still attached to the tree. This makes the dates free of the need for added treatment. It is labour intensive but doing results to a product we can be really proud of.

Where and how much can we deliver?

Impact Foods can provide a consistent supply of organic USA medjool dates in bulk, private label and white label. We can also deliver to any place in the UK and all throughout Europe.