This fresh and succulent version of the King Medjool will delight your senses with a fudgy, caramel-flavored pulp, so exquisitely soft and chewy. Not to mention the smooth, golden brown exterior to intrigue your eyes and pique your curiosity.
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.
This date palm tree fruit variety is grown in the Coachella Valley, USA, certified organic, and has all the health benefits of dates:
We recommend storing the fruit in cool refrigerated to frozen temperatures. If kept frozen, this fruit has a shelf life of up to 12 months.
Dates can experience a “sugar bloom” similar to raisins. This happens when sugar within the fruit migrates through osmosis from inside to the outside causing white specs on the surface. You can revert the sugar back into the dates easily. Just soak your date fruit in hot water or your favorite milk. Soaking the dates returns lost moisture to the fruit and softens the flesh, leaving them with the same super-sweet flavor!
What you see: Creamy specs, white snowy dots
What it is: Sugar!
Eat or toss: Eat and enjoy