Medjool Date Recipe Round Up
Our Medjool dates are fantastically rich and delicious. The Medjools we carry are grown in Bard Valley, California, by a farmer we’ve worked with for almost 20 years. John Sigona, Jr., has been purchasing dried fruits and nuts for our markets for 45 years, during which time he has made and maintained excellent relationships with many of the growers!
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Some nutritional facts about Medjool dates:
- High in fiber! Medjools have (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
Medjool dates make great snacks or meal enhancements. We love them out of hand and cherish the walnut-stuffed dates we make in our stores. We’re one of the few stores that do that!
Did you know dates can be frozen?
Snacking on frozen Medjool dates is one of John Sigona’s favorite ways to enjoy them. While they do get cold and harder, Medjools do not freeze to the point where they become as hard as a rock, due to their natural sugar content. Freezing them gives them a new texture – almost fudge-like!
Medjools keep well in the fridge for months, and even longer in the freezer.
Medjools are used as a substitute for sugar. Date paste is a simple, healthy unrefined sugar substitute in many recipes, especially in paleo, vegan, gluten-free and whole30 dishes. Date paste is simple to make, especially when using top-quality Medjools, such as what we offer in our markets and online.
Following are a few recipes featuring Medjool dates: