The Medjoul is a large, succulent and very tasty fruit from the Date or Date palm family which have served as staple foods to man for thousands of years. Medjoul, which is popularly called the King of dates stand out among other date cultivars. For the purpose of this article, we’ll be looking at the benefits of the Medjoul date and some of its recipes – let’s get to it.
Medjoul fruits are of great benefits and below are some of them!
1) Good Antioxidants: Medjoul dates contain polyphenols, a plant antioxidant that can destroy disease-causing free radicals. This makes them essential for general body health and well-being.
2) Reduces Cholesterol: Cholesterol level checks are very important as it must be kept optimal in the body. With their high fiber content, medjoul dates can really be helpful for keeping the cholesterol levels low.
3) Natural Energy Booster: Medjouls are natural energy boosters. Consuming a few Medjoul dates or including them in a snack is an excellent idea when you’re looking for a healthy surge of energy.
Having looked at the benefits, let’s check out some yummy recipes that we can make from it.
Medjool date and nut slices recipe: This recipe will be a mouthwatering combination of our very own Medjoul nuts, walnuts, pistachios, and honey.
- 1kg of Medjoul date
- 500gm of honey
- 800gm roasted walnut
- 150gm of roasted cashews and pistachios
- 200gm caster sugar and sesame seed
- 300gm of roasted pecans.
Preparation: Boil honey and sugar together until sugar dissolves and syrupy, add nuts and cook for about 5 minutes. Remove the pits from the dates and blend to a rough paste in a food processor. Pour this into the warm honey syrup and mix to combine. Spread the mixture on to a greased baking tray, and cool in the fridge for about two hours. Slice the mix into about 3-5 pieces and roll them into small cylinders. Roll in the sesame seeds and keep cold until ready to serve.
Medjool date ice cream recipe:
Everyone loves ice cream, and just the thought of having Medjoul dates in them is really mouth watering.
- 350gm fresh Medjoul dates (preferably Urban Platter
- pitted and roughly chopped
- 300ml milk
- 600ml double cream
- 1 vanilla pod
- 7 egg yolks.
Preparation: Place the dates, milk, cream, and vanilla in a saucepan and bring to a gentle simmer. Mix the egg yolk in a bowl, remove the pan from the heat, and mix thoroughly with a stick blender. Stir slowly and add the egg yolks. Return the pan to the stove and stir over a low heat for about five minutes, until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon. Do not let it boil. Pour into a container to cool and then keep in the freezer for about two hours.