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Medjool Dates

Jumbo Medjool Dates
About Medjool Dates

Taste

The Medjool Date is widely considered to be the finest of all date varieties and much larger than other types of date fruit. Medjool dates are sweet, creamy, meaty, and firm in texture.

Medjool dates are packaged in various grades including Jumbo, Large, Premium and Value. Grading is based on weight, size and skin imperfections. All grades of Medjool date fruit are large with superb grades. Jumbo is considered the most premium classification of Medjool Dates. These fresh dates are California grown!

 

Description

 

 

General Grading Standards

Weight of the date and skin separation are the main characteristic used to determine the grade. Practically uniform in size, color, and ripeness. All Dates contain a minimum of blemishes such as broken skin, skin separation, skin stretch marks (checkering), and scarring.

Oasis Date - General Grading Standards

 

Jumbo: Biggest in size. Minimal skin separation.

Large: Large size dates but slightly smaller than jumbo. Minimal skin separation.

Premium: Moderate to large size dates. Higher skin separation in comparison to large/jumbo.

Value: Moderate size dates. Noticeable skin separation.

 

History

Medjool Dates originated in Morocco

The  MEDJOOL DATE  has often been referred to as the "perfect date." A relatively recent importa­tion, the Medjool got its start in the United States from a eleven offshoots, secured in 1927 from the Boudenib Oasis in French Morocco by Dr. Walter T. Swingle of the U.S. Department of  Agriculture.

Once one of the choicest dates in the Mediterranean area, the Medjool Date has now all but disappeared from the Mediterranean market due to the ravages of the dreaded Baioudh disease. It had been especially prized in Spain and, for centuries after the Arab occupation, Spaniards sent carefully packed boxes of Medjools to their friends as Christmas gifts.

The Medjool might have been lost to the world forever were if not for Dr. Swingle's timely importation. The offshoots, which he brought to the U.S., were thought to be disease-free and were planted for a number of years in an isolated quarantine station at South Point, Nevada. They were later moved to the U.S. Government Experiment Station in Indio, CA.

So, from this small start the entire supply of Medjool palms in this country was developed. Currently, these dates are grown here at Oasis Date Gardens.

 

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Jumbo Medjool Date Health Benefits

Benefits

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

 


 

Harvest

Medjool Dates are harvested in the ripe stage, Tamr.

Date Palm Tree Harvest Timeline

 


 

Attributes

Vitamins in Dates
Minerals in Dates
Thiamin (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.



CERTIFICATIONS:

      • USDA ORGANIC
      • GLOBAL G.A.P
      • GLUTEN-FREE
      • HALAL
      • VEGAN
      • KOSHER


Oasis Date Certifications


 

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