John’s Dried Fruit and Nut Pick: Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2016

John Sigona has been our dried fruit and nut expert for over 35 years.

John Sigona has been our dried
fruit and nut expert for
over 35 years.

Excellent California Medjool Dates

Magnificent, large size, plump, great flavor and sweet at our very lowest price!

$2.99/9 oz.

Regular $4.99

Price good from Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2016

From Imperial Valley, Bard California; they’re terrific and sweet with a rich, fudge-like consistency.

  • Storage:
    • Will keep at room temperature, very well, for at least one week
    • Will keep very well refrigerated for at least 8 weeks
    • Will keep in freezer, very well, for at least 8 months
    • Try eating them directly out of the freezer—they’re excellent! Like eating fudge candy.
  • Some Nutritional Facts:
    • High Fiber (6) grams per three oz. serving
    • Good source of potassium, iron and copper
    • Excellent source of magnesium (10% per three oz. serving)
    • Medjool dates consist of 2% protein

Excellent healthy alternative to sugar or honey—dice and mix with:

  • Oatmeal (instead of sugar or honey)
  • Cereals
  • Muffins
  • Cookies
  • Trail mixes
  • Fresh fruit smoothies
  • Yogurts
  • Cottage Cheese

Stuff Medjool dates with cheese—absolutely delicious!

First slice lengthwise, remove pit and stuff with your choice of the following:

  • Soft goat cheese (my # 1 favorite!!)
  • Cream cheese
  • Milk Monterey Jack
  • Any Sharp aged cheeses, even Blue cheeses
  • Stuff Medjool dates with any of these cheeses—dice any of the following and mix with the cheese prior to stuffing
    • Spicy jalapeno chili or any hot Chili of your choice
    • Fresh Granny Smith apples or any apple of your choice
    • Any favorite raw nut—like almonds, walnuts or pecans

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