15 Sep 2021
Medjool dates are a variety of dates enjoyed for their natural sweetness. They’re larger, darker, and more caramel-like in taste than other common types like Deglet Noor.
As tropical stone fruits, they have a single pit surrounded by edible flesh.
Native to Morocco, Medjool dates come from the date palm tree (Phoenix dactylifera) and are now grown in warm regions of the United States, the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa.
They’re often sold dried but not dehydrated, making them soft and sticky. Their sugars become more concentrated as they dry, which further increases their sweetness.
Medjool dates are one of the most popular types of dates at the present time and the most expensive in terms of value and interest, and they are also exported outside the country in large quantities.
Al-Majdool has more than one name, including “Majoul, Majoul, Medjool, and Migoul”, all of which belong to the Arabic language, where it was named as well because it was of unknown origin. Medjool dates came from the Moroccan “Tafilalit” region, at the top of the country's exports of dates since the seventeenth century. It is sold in elegant boxes and served as Christmas gifts in Paris, Madrid, and London, and it has entered the New World to grow date palms on a large scale in the United States of America and the distinctive characteristics of the middleman are that its stem is medium in size, and the fronds are short to medium arranged with a slight curve, and its fruits High quality, its size exceeds the sizes of other types of dates, and it has a higher quality of its fruits, and therefore its commercial value is high, and it ranks first among dates in the export market.
Majdool, Majool, Miguel are all names given to one of the most famous types of dates, and it is precisely the one that my palm trees invest in its cultivation, because of its great health and economic value.
Medjool date nutrition facts
Medjool dates are a concentrated source of healthy nutrients. Just 2 dates (48 grams) provide:
Carbs: 36 grams
Fiber: 3.2 grams
Protein: 0.8 grams
Sugar: 32 grams
Fat: 0 grams
Calcium: 2% of the Daily Value (DV)
Iron: 2% of the DV
Potassium: 7% of the DV
Copper: 19% of the DV
Vitamin B6: 7% of the DV
Magnesium: 6% of the DV
Dates offer a significant amount of fiber and variety of vitamins and minerals, including iron, potassium, B vitamins, copper, and magnesium.
Compared with other common varieties like Deglet Noor, Medjool dates contain significantly more calcium.
Dates are a concentrated source of natural sugars. While people who monitor their blood sugar may need to moderate their intake of dates, one small study found that this stone fruit has a low glycemic index (GI) and shouldn’t cause large increases in blood sugar
Yet, Medjool dates pack many calories in a small serving. For this reason, you may want to keep your intake in check.
Most of the calories in Medjool dates come from their sugars, Some people may be ignorant of this type of dates, because they are not used to seeing it in the local markets, and this is due to the fact that the demand for Medjool dates abroad is very large, and it is originally grown in Egypt for export purposes, as the price of a kilo of it reaches the market for the consumer, from $ 6 to $ 9.
Among the factors that raised Egypt's shares in this agriculture is the distinguished strategic location near the Middle East and North African markets, which created great export opportunities for Egyptian agricultural products, and the ideal climate for agricultural production, in addition to the presence of a local market for consumption.
Here are 6 facts about Medjool dates:
- In 1996 the number of "Majdool" palm trees in the world was estimated to be about 1,000, and they supplied the global market with about 100,000 tons of dates.
All palm trees of the Meddool variety originated in the Moroccan city of Boudnib.
- Although Medjool dates are classified in the category of soft dates, they are tougher than other varieties such as “Barhi” and “Khadrawi”.