Medjoul date FAQ  

April 4, 2022
What’s the difference between Medjoul dates and other dates?

Medjoul dates are often called the ‘King of Dates’ because of their large size and intense caramel sweetness. They are plump and fudgy, and are both delicious as a snack on their own as well as bringing a rich caramel flavour to savoury and sweet dishes.

Where do your Medjoul dates come from?

Zaytoun Medjoul dates are sourced from Palestinian growers in the Jordan Valley. They are harvested, sorted and packed in Palestine. All packaging is printed in Palestine.

Why are Medjoul dates so good for you?

They’re a great source of fibre, and contain 16 vitamins and minerals including iron and potassium. With naturally-occurring sugars which are easily broken down by the body, they’re an ideal healthy energy-boosting snack.

What’s the best way to eat my Medjoul dates?

Our Medjouls have won a Great Taste Award, and with their rich caramel flavour they’re an indulgent yet healthy snack eaten on their own. They’re also delicious with a coffee. For a sweet treat pop an almond or chunk of chocolate inside, or stuff with nut butter or cream cheese. Medjoul dates are also ideal in baking and for raw energy bars as the succulent flesh is perfect for binding other ingredients together. Check out our recipe page for more inspiration!

Why should you split open a Medjoul date before eating? 

We advise you to split open your Medjoul date and remove the stone before eating. Our dates are a 100% natural unprocessed fruit, and although they are meticulously sorted, you might, on a rare occasion, find one with a small insect or a fine black mould inside. This can happen with fruit and in our experience, it doesn’t affect the rest of the fruit in the box. If you encounter this, please remove the faulty date and enjoy the rest of the dates in the box.

Even though these are natural occurrences we would appreciate it if you let us know at so we can monitor them.

Why are there white specks on my dates! What is this?

Our Medjoul dates are best stored in an airtight container once opened, and consumed within 2 weeks. Otherwise, sugar crystals may then form as a white substance on the skin. This doesn’t affect the flavour and if you prefer, you may rinse the dates with warm water to dissolve the crystals. 

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