Date, Fresh Medjool
Dates used to be for sticky date pudding, or muesli bars…but now it’s those insta-famous raw, organic, vegan, sugar-free desserts or smoothies that make it a popular sweet.
A prized indulgence, soft dates have smooth and sticky texture with deep caramel and candy-like flavours.
Dates give a huge energy boost. Choose fresh dates as they have a lower GI than the dried type. Medjool dates are rich in natural sugars, fiber, and several vitamins and minerals.
Good for: Smoothies, snacks, condiments, sauces, salads, stews and more! Pair with nuts and cheese and fresh fruit, or stuff with soft cheeses, herbs and spices.
Did you know?
The Muslims follow a tradition of breaking their Ramadan fast with a date, and serve dates at the feast.
The fruit is categorised on moisture content with fresh, soft dates having the most moisture, followed by semi-dry and dry dates.
Dates are considered the oldest cultivated fruit in the world, and it's estimated they were on earth 50 million years ago(!).
Country of Origin: Natural Delights® Medjool Dates originated in Bard Valley in southeastern California, USA. Today, it’s where most of their groves still reside. In recent years, they also have groves in northern Mexico. Each Natural Delights® Medjool date grove undergoes the same stringent certification process.