Growing Medjool dates is labor-intensive, and the Kibbutz Neot Smadar team considers it a labor of love. Their organic date groves yield the most delicious plump and juicy dates.
Medjool dates are known for their sweet, juicy, soft texture and rich and delicious flavor. They are popular in Israel as snacks during the day and dessert after a meal. You can stuff them with almonds and roll them in coconut shreds for a heavenly finish to your meal.
They are naturally cholesterol-free, rich in vitamins and minerals, and a healthy source of fiber.
It is recommended to store them in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. However, they may lose moisture the longer that they are stored.
Nutrition information per 100 grams
- Calories – 327
- Total Fat – 0 grams
- Cholesterol – 0 milligrams
- Sodium – 5 milligrams
- Carbohydrates – 63.6 grams
- Dietary fiber – 6.7 grams
- Protein – 2.6 grams
- Kosher Parve Supervision Rabbi Moshe Hadaya, Eilat
- Kosher for Passover
- 400 grams
Kosher for Passover
Organic Medjool Dates
Kibbutz Neot Smadar was established in 1986 by a group of friends with an interest in organic farming. (A kibbutz is a communal farm. The first kibbutz was established in Israel in 1909) The friends established their kibbutz in the southern Negev Desert 60 km north of Eilat and over the years they have coaxed the desert to bloom by cultivating an oasis of fruit trees, and vegetables.
Over the years they developed knowledge of the delicate ecosystem that experiences extreme temperatures and very little rainfall. Undaunted by the rocky desert soil they have cultivated 400 acres of land where they grow dates, olives, almonds, and a variety of fruit trees.
In addition to their flowering trees, the vibrant organic farm also raises goats for yogurts and cheese and a vineyard for making wine and has a vibrant community of artists who work in a variety of mediums creating beautiful functional art.
This small cooperative farm has developed an international reputation for the sweetest fruits, delicious olive oils, nectars, jams, and dried fruits.
Mordechai Corcos is an artist for Kibbutz Neot Smadar. He is a jeweler by profession who draws his inspiration from the soulful Negev Desert which surrounds the kibbutz. He is known for crafting unique Judaica, silver utensils, and restoration artifacts.