The Medjool date is considered “the king of dates”. It is a large, sweet type of date that is known for its orange-yellow flesh and its rich pleasing flavor. Medjool is being planted around the world, specifically in South Africa, the United States of America, Jordan and Morocco, with annual festivals being held in both Morocco and the United states to celebrate, show and sell the harvest of the Medjool date.
Dates in general have amazing benefits: they are commonly used for medical purposes due to their rich pool of vitamins and are recommended as a healthy fruit in one’s diet. Nevertheless, Medjool dates specifically have these eight incredible benefits:
Dates in the Egyptian market
Recently in Egypt the export rate of dates has increased by 70%, which leads to the assumption that there is an increased demand on the dates, either in the Egyptian market or in the global one.
Egypt is largely known for being one of the biggest producers of dates in the world, with new markets being opened in Africa and Asia to receive the Egyptian dates, in addition to the markets already opened in Indonesia, Morocco and Malaysia.
Egypt is a prime location for the cultivation and harvesting of the Medjool dates, especially in Siwa since the area is known for its rare rainfall, sunny climate and well-drained, deep and sandy soil. All of these land descriptions match the planting and cultivating specifications for the Medjool and its planting in Egypt.