Medjool Dateshave been a stable food in the Middle East and South Asia for as long as the fruit can be traced back in time. Although grown predominately in the Middle East; Southern California has become a strong producer of the fruit and supplies it to people across the United States. This delicious fruit has grown more and more popular within the United States and is consumed in a number of different methods including raw, shakes, and stuffed with various other substances.

There are a number of different kinds of dates avaliable the most popular being Medjool and consumed more than the others. When picked dates are classified into 3 different types which are Choice, Fancy, and Jumbo and sold with these labels. Each label refers to one of two things a. the quality of the date and b. the size of the date.
    Choice- Most dates from a crop are placed into this group of dates. These are considered the cheapest and usually the most abundant of a crop. Although bearing the same delicious medjool taste they do not have the quality to become classified as Fancy or Jumbo.
    Fancy- From every crop these dates are the ones that pass the quality test for numerous reasons including color, texture, size, and most importantly taste. Best used for cooking but also delicious to eat raw.
    Jumbo- The best of the best of any crop. These dates are labeled as such for their huge size compared to the others as well as the smaller pit inside. You get the most fruit from Jumbo Medjools and therefore these are the most sought over of each crop.

Medjoolscan be used in a number of ways and a number of various recipies possible with this delicious fruit. In this section we shall offer you some delicious and recipies that you came make at home for your own family as well as any guests you may have.

  Vanilla Banana Date Smoothie
Yields: 2-3 Servings 
2 Ripe Bananas 
1 Cup plain yogurt 
1/3 cup Milk (Soymilk if preferred) 
3 Medjool Dates, pitted and chopped 
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract 
3-4 Ice cubes 

Directions: Combine all ingredients into a blender and puree together until smooth. Enjoy!

Bacon Wrapped Medjool Dates
Yields: 4 Servings 
1 lb Medjool dates 
1 lb sliced organic or locally raised bacon 
6 oz minced nuts of your choice (optional) 

Preheat the oven to broil.
Split one side of Medjool date lengthwise and remove pit.
Stuff with one teaspoon minced nuts. (Optional)
Wrap entire bacon strip around date and secure with toothpick. To prevent toothpicks from burning soak them in water for a few minutes first.
Place under oven broiler.
Turn once to ensure even cooking and drain well (about 3 minutes per side worked well in our oven). Serve warm / immediately.

Thisis just a few examples of the wonderful uses of the Medjool Date. There are hundreds of different recipies that can be made that everyone will love. With just a little research you can find a whole new level to your culinary tastes.

Alongside Medjools we offer two other popular date types in the Barhi (Barhee) and Deglet Noor Dates. Deglet dates come in two stages one being the bright yellow stage where the fruit is thick with the texture of an apple or the light amber to dark brown stage. Both stages are delicious and have their own unique taste and texture. The other being the Deglet Noor which has a characteristic soft touch, a translucent blond color and a soft caramel-like taste. These three characteristics distinguish it from all other dates. Each type of date we offer is delicious in it's own right so we hope you enjoy the products you recieve from us and continue to explore the majesty that is this delicious fruit.