Publisher/Manufacturer: Bard Valley Growers
Product specifications: Organic Medjool Dates
Item type: Organic Medjool Dates
Medjools are one of the most popular dates to break your fast with. We are pleased to provide organic dates! This item ships direct from our specially selected grower in the Bard Valley, California. (reliably shipped via UPS or FedEx).
Ramadan, the blessed month, is almost upon us, alhamdulillah. We've bought and sold many different types of dates, from various regions and countries. We're pleased to offer this season a specially sourced selection of Organic Medjool Dates. We've partnered with hand-picked growers in Bard Valley California to offer these extremely soft, juicy, certified organic medjool dates. (They ship straight to you, from the source!)
Did you know ... nearly all stores (halal grocery, American chains, health & natural food stores, and warehouse clubs) absolutely do not offer organic dates, let alone the most recent 2016/2017 crop? (Because when the market is looking for the cheapest price, the quality you get from your local store reflects this demand.) Even today, there are many stores selling unsold crop from the 2015 harvest, because the price is cheaper!
We here at IB taste-tested several different types of medjools and other dates (we did the hard work for you :), and worked with our suppliers in Bard Valley to offer this nutritious, delicious date product. It is the most recent crop from California. And not being imported from overseas, doesn't suffer from early spoilage and hardened texture.
We think you'll love them. Grab some for your family or as a gift for a friend to prepare for the holy month of fasting.
Medjool dates are a type of tree fruit that originate in the Middle East and North Africa, but they can be cultivated with some success in a number of desert-like regions around the world. Dates in general make up an important part of Middle Eastern cuisine, but medjools particularly are prized for their large size, their sweet taste, and their juicy flesh even when dried. They are often enjoyed on their own as a snack or as a flavoring element within a larger meal or baked confection.
There are many different varieties of dates, though all share some basic characteristics. They grow on date palm trees, for instance, and are native to hot, arid climates. Their fruit can be eaten fresh but is more commonly dried, which lengthens its lifespan and prevents early spoilage. Medjool dates are widely regarded as the “best” variety of dates. They are certainly the largest. Many consumers believe that they have the richest flavor as well.
Medjools are often informally known as the “king of dates,” the “diamond of dates,” or the “crown jewel of dates” in reference to their elevated position. They are what is known as a “soft” date. The fruits are usually categorized as soft, dry, or semi-dry in reference to their texture and taste. Soft dates are usually considered to be the most exquisite in part because of how much harder they are to grow, as well as how much more susceptible they are to loss by birds and insects.