10 facts about Medjool Dates in Saudi Arabia

  1. Why choose Medjool dates?

Well, it is no wonder why the Medjool date is known as the “king of fruits and the Fruits of kings” in Saudi Arabia. People of Saudi Arabia often draw a comparison of price and quality of Medjool dates vs Safawi, Sukkari, Ajwa and Khudri dates which is of great value. It is a royally delicious date that was once available for royals only. Now it is available around the across the year!

  1. How tasty are Medjool Dates?

We all know that taste is not the only thing that tempts us to incorporate into our diet. We need to know about its nutrients composition and the benefit it provides. To your surprise, Medjool dates available in Saudi Arabia have a lot of health benefits and nutrition value apart from being tasty.

  1. Medjool Dates Nutrition Value

Medjool dates available in Saudi Arabia is a complete fiber booster for you. In taking only 4 dates would necessitate your daily fiber need which is 28% of your DV (daily value) for fiber! Fiber is one of the most important dietary substance as it helps in weight loss and digestion.

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Fiber is found to aid muscular health, improving the digestive system and creating a defense against cardiovascular diseases.

These dates are rich in potassium which is necessary for muscle building. Potassium also aids in regulating heartbeat, controlling fluid balances and breaking down carbohydrates. Four dates a day would allow you to complete your contain 15% DV for potassium. Potassium helps in soothing the sore muscles.

This level of potassium is more than that in a banana. By weight, the potassium in these dates is 50% more than that in banana.

  1. Health Benefits of Medjool Dates

A single Medjool date would also help in aiding 12% DV for niacin. Niacin is an essential Vitamin that turns food into energy, produces DNA and stimulates nerve function. If your intake 4 dates a day, it would help you complete 19% DV for vitamin B-6: which is essential for muscle building and growth of bodies such as hair growth and nails growth! In contrast to sugar, it is low in calories, rich in fibers, vitamins, and minerals!

It is sodium free, which means that you are in taking fruit that would naturally help you not to be prone to heart and kidney diseases.

They are a great source of energy, you might love to call them little energy boosters as the energy they provide keeps you active all day long!

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  1. How to select a Medjool date?

Always pick a Medjool date that is intact and moist. Also, be careful that it does not has a blemish or mold. Remove its pit before eating!

  1. How to store the Medjool date?

Always store your dates in an airtight jar in the refrigerator! This way you can enjoy fresh dates up to 6 months. For longer storage i.e. for a year, you might as well freeze them.

  1. How to prepare a Medjool date?

The packed dates are ready to eat. Those taken from the farm shall be checked if they have black mildew spots.

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  1. How to eat a Medjool date?

You can eat it as an ordinary date at a go. Yet if you are a real foodie and need a change you can stuff it with cheese or nuts. You might slice it up and add in bread, cereals, or entrées. Medjool dates available in Saudi Arabia can be a great substitute of sugar in smoothies as well: blend it up with your favorite fruit and frozen yogurt and enjoy! Add them in your salads for a quick and healthy salad!

  1. Price of Medjool Dates in Saudi Arabia

Moreover, Medjool dates are considered one of the most expensive types of dates in the world although they are not that expensive in Saudi Arabia where their price varies from SR 25 to SR 70 ranging from the low to the best quality dates.

  1. Comparison with Other Dates

People of Saudi Arabia often draw a comparison of Medjool dates vs Safawi, Sukkari, Ajwa and Khudri dates which does not make any sense to me. Every type of dates available in Saudi Arabia has a different nutrition value and health benefits and therefore, you should read about each one of them in detail. Recommended: 10 best types of dates in Saudi Arabia

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.