The Queen Bee of Dates
Introducing… our ‘Queen Bee of dates’… the ‘Medjool Date’!
Bigger, sweeter and higher in fibre than their equally famous counterparts (Ajwa, Deri, Deglet Noor etc), Medjool Dates are a popular delicacy in several regions of the world with cultural and religious significance.
Continuing our promise of a brand-new infusion each quarter, we have ingested feedback directly from our community to provide an infusion that is dark in colour, rich in caramel-like flavour and sweet natural sugar. Perfect for a boosted way to start your day, as a daily ‘pick me up’ or as a nutritious snack due to its composition of natural fibre, sugar.
It is especially popular for those observing the religious period of Ramadan in the coming weeks, as Medjool dates are a key superfood to include in the pre-dawn meal (sehri).
The slow release of energy from these dates helps sustain the feeling of being full throughout the fasting period. Breaking fast with Medjool dates is also popular, due to its rapid energy restoration once absorbed by the human body.
Medjool dates are jam-packed with nutrients and vitamins such as potassium (more than a banana), magnesium and are also a great source of iron, as an alternative to meat. The powerful antioxidants it also contains are
- Flavonoids, powerful antioxidants that may help reduce inflammation and have been studied for their potential to reduce the risk of diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and certain types of cancer
- Carotenoids, proven to promote heart health and may also reduce the risk of eye-related disorders.
- Phenolic acid, known for its anti-inflammatory properties which may help lower the risk of cancer and heart disease
We can see we are piling on the health benefits, but our Medool Date Honey Infusion is also great for baking due to the fructose content. Known by some as the ‘Baker’s Choice date’, we have taken baking to the next level with our very own Banana Date Cake with Walnut & Date Honey Infused Glaze and Salted Walnut Cake with Local Medjool Date Infused Honey recipes. Click to find out more.
Like all good things, this Limited Production Infusion will be removed from sale from the 12th May, so we invite you to secure yours today.
Available in our bestselling 340g jars, you can also get the 1kg & 5kg buckets to suit your needs and secure your benefits.