Inventory, 11 lbs : 47.73
This item was last sold on : 04/26/17
Dried Medjool dates are available year-round.
The date palm is in the family Arecaceae and the Medjool is a variety of date botanically classified as Phoenix dactylifera. Medjool dates originated in Morocco where they are also known as Mejhool dates. Considered to be the "king of dates" or the "crown jewel of dates", Medjools have earned such a reputation because of their superior flavor, consistency, size and availability. Of the three types of dates, dry, semi-dry and soft, the Medjool is considered to be a soft variety.
Medjool dates are very large, extremely sweet and exceptionally meaty. The glossy brown skin is tender and supple and encases dark amber interior. Slightly chewy and succulent, the meaty pulp surrounds an elongated pit that is occasionally removed before packaging. The Medjool is usually left to ripen on the tree so as to maximize its natural sugar development; echoing flavors of caramel, honey and cinnamon.
Medjool dates are highly nutritious and a rich source of dietary fiber. They contain iron, potassium, B-vitamins, flavonoids, antioxidants and almost all twenty amino acids. One cup of dates has about 500 calories, 4.5 grams of protein and around 135 carbohydrates.
The large size and meaty texture of the Medjool date makes it a perfect candidate for stuffing. Once pitted, they are easily filled with either sweet or savory combinations such as almonds, walnuts, pistachio, candied orange and lemon peel, marzipan, goat cheese, blue cheese and bacon. The Medjool adds a pleasant chewy texture and sweet element to green salads, rice dishes, stuffing for poultry or pork, bread dough and other baked goods. They hold their texture well in both raw and cooked applications yet still blend beautifully into purees. The Medjool is an easy to use, all-around go to date for almost any recipe.
The Medjool has always been immensely popular throughout the Middle East. It was historically used by the Ancient Egyptians for making some of the earliest forms of wine, and by the Muslims in their religious observations. The date is believed to be the first food Muhammad ate after breaking from his fast during Ramadan, and is still a traditional part of present day Islamic practice.
In the 1920's the growing of Medjool dates became very popular in the United States particularly in California and Arizona. Date palms have an extensive history in the Middle East where they have been an important source for both food and building materials thousands of years. They are first thought to have been cultivated in the Persian Gulf region as early as 4,000 BC and are considered to be one of the earliest domesticated crops. The spread of the date throughout the Mediterranean, Europe, Asia as well as Africa is attributed to the far reaching colonization of the Arabs.
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