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The Whole Fresh Dates team is located right in the middle of Date country USA in Yuma, Arizona. We are able to provide the highest quality dates due to our ability to source from several high quality Date farms throughout the Southwest. Those farms are located in Bard California, Yuma Arizona and the Coachella valley. These farms have the best Palmero farmers in the world and the result is the most succulent and delicious dates available.
We only pack dates from the current seasons harvest. This is important to know. Some date wholesalers will freeze their dates in order to stock pile and have ample inventory during the off-season. These dates could be stored up to two years until you, the unsuspecting consumer purchases them. Buying fresh California dates from the current year's crop is the only way to ensure you are receiving the freshest dates possible.
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The Nation’s New Super Fruit – A Nutritional Powerhouse
Medjool dates have a place in everyone’s pantry. They are known as the “King of Dates” for a reason. Medjool dates are a low glycemic fruit that’s packed with fiber that will help regulate blood sugar levels. Medjool dates fit into an active lifestyle and are commonly used as a base for many vegan, raw food and paleo diets. Athletes love to make energy bars out of them and mix them with nuts, coconut flakes, cacao and even quinoa.
No Denying the Health Benefits of Medjool Dates
1. Fruit is Essential in a Healthy, Balanced Diet
The USDA recommends two cups of fruit a day and preferably fresh fruit that contains no added sweeteners. Fresh California dates are a perfect way to kick off your morning and get you on track to hit your recommended daily fruit goal. They are naturally sweet and packed with nutrients and sustainable energy to fuel your day.
2. Medjool Dates Can Help Regulate Weight
According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, most fruits have a lower caloric count than other foods, so adding Medjool dates to your daily diet will aid in managing your weight or even help in shedding some pounds. California Medjool dates can be substituted in your favorite recipes. An example would be, instead of using processed sugar to sweeten your oatmeal, try some unprocessed, all natural date sugar.
3. Potassium is a Key Ingredient in Regulating Blood Pressure
Studies have shown that eating foods high in potassium and low in sodium can also help prevent kidney disease and heart problems caused by high blood pressure. Medjool dates contain no sodium and are packed full of heart-healthy potassium. There is just over 560 milligrams (12% of daily recommendation) of potassium in 4 dates. The daily recommended potassium intake for the average adult is 4,700 milligrams.
According to the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension eating plan, studies have shown that eating more fruits reduced systolic and diastolic blood pressure by 5.5/3.0 milligrams compared to a diet the average American currently eats. An increase of 400 milligrams a day can decrease your chance of a stroke by 40%. When it comes to fruits packed with potassium, the Medjool date by weight is the undisputed king.
4. More Potassium than the Ever so Popular Banana?
That is correct! On a per weight basis, Medjools have more potassium than the more talked about potassium-packed fruit…the banana. While one large-sized California Medjool date can contain just under 141 milligrams of potassium, a medium-sized banana can contain 422 milligrams of potassium. That’s over 3 times the amount of potassium by weight!
5. High-Octane Energy When You Need It
Carbohydrates are essential to the kidneys, muscles, central nervous system and brain in order to all function at optimal level. These vital organs need glucose to function properly. Carbohydrates are stored in your liver and muscles, where they are eventually broken down and turned into glucose/energy. Fresh Medjool dates can contain upwards of 18 grams of carbs per date. Glycogen is one of the body’s main sources of fuel. Medjool dates contain 16 grams of natural sugars: glucose & fructose. The majority of the calories in Medjool dates come from the sugar content. One Medjool date contains 66 calories. However, these sugars are used to fuel the body’s cells via the bloodstream. Dates offer a long-term benefit and short-term benefit when it relates to energizing the body.
6. No Cholesterol, No Sodium and No Fat
Large Medjool dates contain no cholesterol, sodium or fat. There is good cholesterol and bad cholesterol. Which one is which? It doesn’t matter; California dates do not contain the good or bad cholesterol. However, dietary fiber found in Medjool dates is known to reduce low density lipoprotein (LDL) – also known as that bad cholesterol. I mentioned earlier that potassium is critical in managing your body’s blood pressure. And that too much sodium can increase hypertension. Well, again, doesn’t matter – Medjool dates contain no sodium. And how about fat? Not here; Medjool fruit dates are fat free.
7. Medjool Dates are Packed with Essential Vitamins
Medjool dates contain a multitude of essential vitamins and high-in-B vitamins:
- A Vitamin – a fat-soluble vitamin known to maintain healthy skin and teeth.
- K Vitamin – reported to strengthen bones
- B Vitamins
- Thiamin - helps the body's cells convert carbohydrates into fuel
- Niacin - known to treat high cholesterol and reduce the risk of a heart attack and narrowing of the arteries
- Vitamin B6
- Folate - used to treat certain kinds of anemia
8. Medjool Dates Are Packed With Valuable Fiber
Fiber reduces the rate at which sugar is absorbed into your bloodstream. Eating fresh fruit dates will not spike your blood sugar. When your blood sugar spikes, it falls just as rapidly, causing you to feel hungry. Fiber-filled Medjool dates can give the feeling of being full and satisfied. Research shows that a diet high in fiber can reduce the potential of heart disease by 40% and reduce the chance of a stroke by 7% for every 7 grams more of fiber consumed daily. Other potential benefits of dietary fiber found in fresh dates include reducing the risk of hemorrhoids, kidney stones and gallstones. On average, a jumbo-sized medjool dates contains 1.6 grams of dietary fiber. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advises Americans to eat between 20 to 30 grams of fiber a day. In just 4 to 5 California dates you can obtain 32% of the FDA’s recommended daily intake. Medjool dates are favored for a breakfast snack to kick-start the body’s digestive track.
8. Dates Contain Other Critical Minerals
Medjool dates contain Magnesium, Iron and Manganese. The recommended daily Magnesium intake for adults is 320 – 420 milligrams daily according to the Food and Nutrition Board (FNB). A serving of California Medjool dates (5-6 dates) can provide close to 72 milligrams, almost 20% (target 360 mg) of the daily suggested intake. Iron increases blood flow and raises red blood cell count (RBC). These red blood cells are critical in delivering vital nutrients throughout your body. Red blood cells contain hemoglobin, which carries oxygen in the blood. They also transport carbon dioxide back to the lungs so it can be exhaled. Eating fruits with higher Iron content increases oxygen in the blood. Manganese helps regulates the body’s metabolism. It also is essential in the proper development of the human bone structure.