Publisher: California Farm
Binding: Paperback Description from the publisher:
IslamicBookstore.com is pleased to offer California Medjool Dates. Our California medjools are always from the latest crop available; ensuring you have very good Medjool dates. From there; we have specially sealed each and every box; to ensure the freshest product available arrive at your doorstep; instock for Ramadan.
Dates are a type of fruit; specifically a drupe; grown on date palm trees. Cultivation of dates as food began in the Middle East approximately 6;000 years ago; though records show the fruit was enjoyed about 8;000 years ago. Today; many types of dates are essential parts of Middle Eastern cuisine; but perhaps none are as prized as medjool dates.
Medjool dates have been called the 'king of dates' and the 'crown jewel of dates.' Like most dates; the fruit is dried prior to being eaten. What really makes these dried wonders so special is that they are exceptionally large; contain a large amount of 'fruit meat;' and are extremely sweet. Each center of the date has an elongated pit; which is easy to remove.
Despite their sweetness; medjool dates only contain about 66 calories each. They are a good source of fiber and contain high levels of potassium; magnesium; copper and manganese. They do have a significant amount of fruit sugar; but this can make them a perfect alternative to other forms of dessert.
In color; medjool dates can vary from a deep brown to a rich dark purple or crimson. Some variance in color may be due to treatment methods.