Dates are tropical fruits that are grown on palm plants called date palms. Its scientific name is Phoenix Dactylifera, and it’s one of the world’s healthiest fruits. Dates are a type of dry fruit that is both nutrient-dense and delicious. Dates are also a significant part of many Middle Eastern countries’ cultural history.
The Medjoul date also known as Majhul, Medjool, or Majhool, is a large, sweet cultivated variety of dates (Phoenix dactylifera) from the Tafilalt region of Morocco, also grown in Israel, United States, Saudi Arabia, Iran, South Africa, and Jordan. The variety is planted both for landscaping and harvesting.
The Medjoul is a separate landrace with large soft fruit, orange-yellowish flesh, and a somewhat rich and pleasing flavor. From trail mix to pastry centerpieces, dried dates have been a staple ingredient for thousands of years.
Believed by some historians to be the oldest cultivated fruit, dates played an important role in several ancient empires and religions. While dates can be enjoyed fresh, many people prefer the rich flavor of their dried form. In addition to improving convenience and changing the taste and texture, the drying process increases levels of certain minerals.
Medjoul dates from Zafran are exceptionally rich, sweet, and tasty. They have a delicate, fibrous texture to their skin. They’re large, approximately three inches long, and sometimes even bigger, and when they’re ripe, they turn from amber to reddish-brown.
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- Antioxidants called Polyphenols are abundant in dates
- Good for heart
- Has insoluble fiber which improves digestion
- Prevents cancer
- Manages Blood sugar level
Zafran Medjoul is ideal for using in recipes such as shakes, stuffing recipes, or energy bars.