John’s Pick of the Week: California Medjool Dates


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

   The best of the best! From the Imperial Valley, Ca.

Medjool Dates

$2.99/ 9 oz

Regular $4.99

(Good through Jan. 16, 2018)

  • Coming to us locally from the Imperial Valley, California. These Medjool dates have a terrific flavor and sweetness, 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. It’s almost like eating fudge!
  • Some Nutritional Facts:
    • High in 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—simply dice and mix them with:

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

Try stuffing your Medjool dates with cheese! Absolutely delicious!

(First slice lengthwise and remove pit)


  • Soft goat cheese (my # 1 favorite!!)
  • Cream cheese
  • 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 jalapeño 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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