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Medjool Date

Medjool dates are a variety of date palm fruit that is known for its soft texture, rich caramel-like flavor and larger size in comparison to other date varieties. Originating in the Middle East, these dates have grown increasingly popular around the world and are often found in grocery stores and online markets, where they are available both fresh and dried. For home cooks and consumers, Medjool dates have a wide range of culinary applications, including as a natural sweetener in recipes and as a delicious snack eaten on their own. With high fiber content, natural sugars, and various essential nutrients, these dates provide numerous health benefits, making them a popular choice for a more health-conscious lifestyle.
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IN FRUIT BASED SNACKS
277
CAL / 100G
$4.48
AVG / OZ
medjool date
97%
CARBS
0%
FAT
2%
PROTEIN
Medjool Date FAQ
When cooking with Medjool dates, one of the most common issues an amateur cook may run into is not removing the pit before use. Medjool date pits are not edible and can be quite tough, hence they need to be taken out prior to consuming or preparing dishes with the dates. Another area where people struggle is knowing how to properly incorporate this fruit into their dishes. They make an excellent natural sweetener in baking, sauces, and smoothies but knowing how much to use can be tricky. Getting the most out of Medjool dates involves understanding their versatility. They can be used in both sweet and savory dishes, from cookies to curries, offering a unique twist to traditional recipes. Some chefs suggest using Medjool dates to naturally sweeten dishes, reducing the need for processed sugar. Additionally, Medjool dates can be stuffed with various ingredients, like nuts or cheese, making for a tasty and nutritious snack. A little-known trick when using Medjool dates is to soak them prior to use. This softens them, making them easier to blend or chop. It also heightens their sweetness, enhancing the overall flavor of the dish.
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Expiration & Storage Tips
When does medjool date expire?
Unopened packaged Medjool dates stay fresh for about 1 to 2 months from their purchase date when stored at room temperature. If you store them in the refrigerator, they can last up to 6 to 12 months. Once the package has been opened, the fresh dates should be consumed within a few weeks for the best flavor and texture, whereas dried dates last longer, feeling fresh for approximately 1 month at room temperature and up to a year in the fridge. A frozen bag of Medjool dates will have the longest shelf life, lasting you for about 1 - 2 years.
How do you tell if medjool date is bad?
Look closely at the Medjool dates. If you see any signs of mold or an off smell, it's likely that they've spoiled. Although a date that has become a little hard is not necessarily bad, you might not enjoy eating it because the texture has changed so much. In case of visible discoloration or whitish layer (not to be confused with the natural sugar crystals), dispose the date.
Tips for storing medjool date to extend shelf life
• Always store your Medjool dates in a sealed container, like a zip-top bag, to keep insects and other pests away. • If it's too hot or humid in your house, keep dates in the refrigerator to prevent them from fermenting or growing mold. • Remember, dried dates won't spoil if you leave them out at room temperature for a while, but they will start to lose their moistness and best flavor after a few weeks. • If you’re not going to consume your dates within a week or two, put them in the freezer. They won’t freeze solid because of their natural sugar content, so you can enjoy them straight away after taking them out.
EXPIRES WITHIN
8 - 11
MONTHS
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Health Info
Macros
17g
CARBS
0g
FAT
0g
PROTEIN
Allowed on these diets
VEGETARIAN
PALEO
WHOLE 30
MEDITERRANEAN
VEGAN
LACTOSE FREE
GLUTEN FREE
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