You don't achieve Perfect overnight. In fact, the journey to Bard Valley Natural Delights took about 8,000 years (give or take a night).
Our ancestors first plucked the soft, amber-brown fruit of the date palm around 6,000 B.C. – making the date the oldest cultivated fruit in the world.
And of the many varieties those early perfectionists harvested, it was the Medjool they crowned the fruit of kings. For years, only royalty and honored guests indulged in its luxurious sweetness, unparalleled complexity of flavour, and creamy flesh. Commoners, meanwhile, settled for a more common variety of date: something dryer, harder, less sweet and conveniently snackable.
Monarchs came and went, but the Medjool never lost its crown. The delicacy with royal DNA continues to reign as the king of fruits, a gourmet treat and five-star menu ingredient renowned the world over.
Sink your teeth into one Bard Valley Natural Delights Medjool and you'll understand why. Bursting with flavour,
the deliciously chewy Medjool takes your palette on tour: from honey-like richness to brown-sugary sweetness, with detours that lead your taste buds to hints of caramel and the subtlest trace of cinnamon.
So delicious is the Medjool that many first-timers can't believe this date has no added sweetener.
Unmatched flavour isn't all Natural Delights Medjools brings to the table. This portable energy source is perfectly designed for active lifestyles, packed with body-boosting nutrients and cancer-fighting compounds.
If you haven't heard of polyphenols yet, you will soon. These powerful antioxidants are found in many hot-climate fruits, helping protect plants from the harmful effects of the sun. Now, research is showing that polyphenols could protect our bodies as well. Nurtured in the desert heat, Natural Delights Medjools are a perfect source of cancer-fighting polyphenols.
Natural Delights Medjool dates contain potassium to help balance your sodium levels and release energy from protein, fat, and carbohydrates. Medjools also contain copper, magnesium, and manganese.
Natural Delights Medjools provide "good carbs," rating low to low/medium on the Glycemic Index (GI). A diet rich in low-GI carbs keeps your blood sugar stable, helping maintain healthy weight and ensuring that you enjoy sustained energy without the crash you can get from snack bars and processed foods.
Like the name says, a Natural Delights Medjool gets its sweetness and energy from nature and nature alone. Their portability makes them equally perfect for kids' lunch bags and grown-ups snack packs.
Just a couple of Natural Delights Medjools provide 11% of your daily requirement of fibre. Perfect for keeping appetite in check and satisfying between-meal cravings.
Medjool Dates: The skinny on nutrition
Medjool dates are packed with goodness and energy! They are the perfect fruit snack for active people, and an excellent choice as part of a healthy, balanced diet. Researchers are just beginning to discover what date lovers have suspected all along: that this amazing fruit has some pretty impressive health credentials.
Polyphenols are powerful antioxidants that protect plants from the damaging rays of the sun. They're found in many fruits as well as tea, coffee, chocolate and red wine. Now, research is finding that these incredible compounds can protect us as well! Studies have shown that many types antioxidants found in food can combat oxidation in our bodies. Research on polyphenols is at an early stage, but we are avidly following its progress.
Medjool dates contain impressive levels of beneficial plant compounds called polyphenols, and they are one of the first foods in the US to be Scientific Certifications System (SCS) Certified "Antioxidant Rich." To earn SCS Antioxidant Rich certification, a food must contain at least 100 mg total polyphenols per 100g serving. According to the FDA-approved methodology for total polyphenols, Natural Delights Medjool Dates average 212 mg per 100 g serving.
Are Natural Delights Medjool dates packed in a facility that also processes nuts?
Yes, we process almonds and pistachio date rolls in our packing facility.
How long will my Natural Delights Medjool dates last?
We recommend you consume your Medjool dates within 30 days.
Do I need to refrigerate my Natural Delights Medjool dates?
It's not necessary to refrigerate them, but it can extend their shelf life.
Can I buy Natural Delights Medjool dates online?
Yes! Many of our growers sell Medjool dates online. Click here for more details.
Are your Natural Delights Medjool dates Kosher?
Are your Natural Delights Medjool dates Halal Certified
Medjools provide "good carbs," rating low to low/medium on the Glycemic Index (GI). Foods with a low GI produce smaller fluctuations in blood glucose and insulin levels, which can reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes and also help maintain a healthy weight. These foods also help ensure that you enjoy sustained energy without the crash you can get from snack bars and processed foods.
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Medjool dates are a source of dietary fibre. A serving of two Medjool dates provides 2.7 grams of dietary fibre, more than 10 per cent of your recommended daily intake.
A healthy diet containing foods high in potassium and low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a risk factor for stroke and heart disease. Medjool dates are low in sodium and one 36 gram serving of dates contains 187.5 milligrams of potassium.
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