Medjool Dates

Medjool dates are natives of Morocco, the jewels of the date world, tasting of caramel and honey,  A dessert date, Medjools were saved for royalty and special guests. They are a soft date that comes in the ripeness stage known as tamar (ripe, sun-dried). A connoisseur suggests simply letting the date melt on you tongue without chewing for a few minutes to appreciate its flavors.  In 1920 when a blight threatened their palms the Chariff sent 11 palms to the Bard Valley in CA to ensure the lineage –  their offspring now supply the US dates.

Preparation Tips

Some dates contain the pit. Use dates as an sugar alternative to sweeten green smoothies or in baking. Chopped and add to salads, rice, bulgar or other grains.

Storage Tips

Keep dates in airtight container separated with wax paper. They will keep refrigerated for up to a month.
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