So we talked about the health benefits of dates in our previous article and now it’s time to find out the best quality dates available. We will go through with different qualities of dates and some good to know additional details about dates.
What are the Best Quality Dates to Eat?
Dates need warm climate with little to no rain conditions. The Middle East is by far has the most favorable climatic conditions for dates to grow followed by California, Arizona, and Florida , Saudi Arabia. There are over 1500 varieties of dates grown in the world.
One of the most popular dates that are large, soft and one of the most flavorful dates among all different varieties grown. They taste excellent when eaten fresh because of their high moisture content. Medjool Dates stays good for 12-15 days at room temperature.
These dates once graced only the tables of Arabia's royal palaces.
Today, these majestic candy–like King Solomon Dates are rapidly gaining sway over snack and dessert lovers throughout the world. Medjoul premium dates are harvested at the peak of ripeness, naturally sun-cured and quick-chilled to lock in moist freshness.
Like all Jordan River dates.
Medjoul premium are available from small to Super-Giant sizes all Year-Round.
Find out what makes Medjoul the "emperor" of the date market.
The origin of the Medjoul is Morocco, Known as the King of Dates due to it's size & taste.
Its size is 15-35g and its shape is Elongated. It has a Light to Dark Mahogany Brown color and available Year Round.
Common uses of the Medjoul are Snack, Baking, dessert, fill with walnuts.
These dates are a God gift to mankind. Ajwa dates seed powder is used in treating the cholesterol and blocked heart arteries issues.
The paste prevents and cures heart diseases. Ajwa dates are a soft and dry variety of dates from Saudi Arabia.
Premium - Ajfan Al Ajwa dates from Madina, high-fiber dates
Healthy eating - al ajwa fresh dates contain high fiber, vitamins and minerals including soluble fiber, potassium, iron, magnesium
Bite size - al ajwa dates are naturally bite-sized dried fruit making it easy for you to control how much to pack and consume
Easy to store - al ajwa superfood when refrigerated in sealed containers stays fresh for months and still maintain its natural energy booster
Authentic - grown and packed at source in Madina, Saudi Arabia.
The Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) also mentioned the benefits of the Ajwa, "Al-Bukhaari (5445) narrated from Sa‘d ibn Abi Waqqaas that the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “Whoever eats seven ‘Ajwah Dates in the morning, will not be harmed by any poison or witchcraft that day.”
This is the best, most beneficial & tastiest amongst all dates
- NATURALLY NUTRITIOUS: Al Ajwa Dates are rich in healthy fiber, minerals and vitamins. Dates contain soluble fiber (it draws water into the digestive tract) and can be a constipation relief. Dates are a source of iron and can help prevent anemia. They contain magnesium, manganese and selenium.
- NATURAL ENERGY BOOSTER: Now you can skip energy bars and energy drinks that contain processed sugar like high fructose corn syrup. Eat dates instead. Dates are filled with natural sugars and can be consumed in small quantities due to its tiny size. This is the secret weight loss food you need to have a "Live strong, Healthy diet".
- STAY HEALTHY WHEN TRAVELLING: Adding dates to oatmeal or muesli gives you a natural, ready to eat food when you are on the move or too busy.
- THEY TASTE GREAT: This is a tiny superfood that tastes great on its own.
The Mabroom Jumbo date is a delicious fruit has slender, firmer, and longer bodies as compared to other dates. Mabroom dates are dark brown in color. Its outer membrane has flexible wrinkles on it. These wrinkles give these dates a beautiful look. Mabroom dates have fibrous brown flesh. Mabroom dates are softer and drier in texture.
These dates have a comparatively less sugary taste. But it doesn’t mean that these are less in nutrient value. Mabroom dates are full of energy and other nutrients.
Mabroom dates are rich in vitamins, fiber and minerals. The Mabroom dates give you an energy boost and you remain alert throughout the day. It is your go-to-snack. These are rich in iron contents.
Sukkari - Queen of Dates
Sukkari Dates are the Queen of Dates that are known for their golden, soft, melt-in-your-mouth goodness.
Sukkari dates are the favorite dates of the majority of people living in Saudi Arabia due to its health benefits, nutrition value and cheap price.
These dates are the ideal snack. They are high in fiber, vitamins and nutrients.
Health Benefits of Sukkari Dates
- Keeps the skin healthy
- Maintain a balance of water
- Improves digestion
- Curing anemia
- Help in losing weight
- Controlling cholesterol level
- Healthy for brain and hair
Safawi dates are a special variety of dates mainly grown in Saudi Arabia in the Al-Madina region.
Safawi dates are a soft, semi-dried date variety characteristically identified by their particular deep black color, their length, and medium-size.
They share similarities with Ajwa dates such as taste.
They are however more oblong in shape as compared to the Ajwa date.
The Safawi variety of date palm is characterized by its productivity and this makes the dates easily available and easy to get at any time of the year as opposed to the rest of the other varieties.
Although easily available, it remains one of the best date varieties and one of those with the highest demand due to the health benefits.