Medjool dates are one of the products from Israel, where they have been grown for thousands of years. They come with their pips still in them, so be careful when you’re snacking. Almost pure sugar, these are a real treat for special occasions, though if you mix a few in with nuts and seeds you’ll get a very pleasing sugary kick that will add a new dimension of flavour to snack time. Considered a delicacy in the Middle East, Medjool dates are to be taken seriously. They are a very high quality ingredient that is also full of nutrients, like magnesium and potassium. Used as a natural sweetener in many dishes, you’ll be amazed at the flavours they bring out.