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The Significance of Eating Dates During Ramadan – Santé Magazine

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Joolies provided these facts; a family-owned California USDA certified organic Medjool date farm (wholesale and retail). www.joolies.com @jooliesdates

  • Dates are considered the oldest cultivated fruit in the world, tracing back to 6000 B.C.
  • The word “date” is derived from the Greek word for “finger” (dáktulos), a nod to its elongated shape.
  • Date palms were a symbol of victory in the Roman empire.
  • In Morocco, the softer and sweeter Medjool dates were reserved only for the royalty and guests earning them the moniker “king of dates.”
  • Date palms can grow to 75 feet tall,
  • One date tree can produce 200 to 300 pounds (roughly 10,000 dates) in one harvest season,
  • Medjool dates have delicate skin and must be harvested by hand.
  • Dates are cultivated around the world in tropic and semi-tropical areas.
  • California grows ninety-five percent of Medjool dates in the United States.
  • Dates are considered a fresh fruit, not dried.


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Joolies organic medjool dates are available in 14 oz. Whole and 11oz. Pitted organic dates at an affordable SRP of $8.99. Joolies also carries single-origin Organic Medjool Date Syrup available for SRP $9.99.