About Black McGill Dates
Another rather rare Coachella Valley date is the Black McGill. The Black McGill dates are soft, black date fruit with smooth, moist skin. This organic date fruit has a sweet and rich flavor with light hints of butter, reminiscent of licorice.
Black McGill Date Fruit bear some resemblance to those of Khalasa. The palm itself is suggestive of Kustawy. These fresh dates are California grown!
Flavor - Sweet with hints of butter.
Texture - Soft, smooth
Color - Black
Size - Medium
Origin - Africa and Middle East
Package Types - 2lb
Availability Rating - Limited
With a seedling of unknown parentage, D.E. McGill selected and propogated this variety on a ranch about 2 miles east of Mecca, California. The original palms were destroyed when the property later changed hands, but some offshoots had already been sold.
In 1955, about 30 young palms were growing but not yet bearing in a planting 6 miles south of Indio, California. Today, we grow Black McGill Dates here at Oasis Date Gardens.
Health benefits of dates:
This date palm tree fruit variety is grown in the Coachella Valley, USA, certified organic, and has all the health benefits of dates:
- Heart Healthy
- Adds sweetness to foods without added sugars
- Contains vitamins and minerals
- Cholesterol free food
- Good Source of fiber
- Natural antioxidant polyphenols
- 50% more potassium, by weight, than bananas
- Improve taste, texture, and consistency of food products
- Equal parts fructose and glucose
- Free of sodium
- Healthy alternative to refined sugars
Black McGill Dates are harvested in the ripe stage, Tamr.
(vitamin B1) helps to turn food into energy to keep the nervous system healthy.
Riboflavin (vitamin B2) is a vitamin that is needed for growth and overall good health. It helps the body break down carbohydrates, proteins and fats to produce energy, and it allows oxygen to be used by the body. It is important for body growth. It helps in red blood cell production. It also aids in the release of energy from proteins.
Vitamin B6 is important for normal brain development and for keeping the nervous system and immune system healthy.
Niacin (vitamin B3) helps keep your nervous system, digestive system and skin healthy.
Biotin (vitamin B7) like other B vitamins, helps your body use enzymes and carry nutrients throughout the body. Biotin helps strengthen hair and nails, and is found in many cosmetic products for hair and skin.
Pantothenic (vitamin B5) acid helps the body utilize carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids. It is also important for maintaining healthy skin.
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