Dates are considered the oldest cultivated fruit in the world, dating back to 6000 B.C. Of the many varieties harvested, it was the Medjool they crowned the fruit of kings, the king of dates. For years, only royalty and honored guests indulged in its luxurious sweetness, unparalleled complexity of flavor, and creamy flesh. Commoners, meanwhile, settled for a more common variety of date: something dryer, harder, less sweet and convenient.
Bard Valley lies along a beautiful, sun-lit corner of the Southwest, its palm groves watered by the Lower Colorado River as it makes its way to the Gulf of California. It was here, among the date groves lovingly cultivated by our growers, that the Medjool date achieved its truest perfection.
Thanks to this unique micro-climate, Bard Valley Natural Delights are arguably the world’s finest Medjool date available. Warmed by the ever present sun, nourished by the high water table and proximity to the Colorado River, there is no better place in the world to grow this timeless delicacy.
SUPER ANTIOXIDANT POLYPHENOLS
High in polyphenols, which protect against the oxidation and inflammation that can lead to cancers.
GOOD SOURCE OF FIBRE
Just one, small, 1/4 cup serving offers 12% of the recommended daily value of fiber (three grams).
RICH IN POTASSIUM & OTHER MINERALS
Potassium, manganese, and other minerals naturally balance sodium from other foods in the diet.
LOW GLYCEMIC INDEX
Dates rate low on the Glycemic Index (GI). A diet rich in low-GI carbs keeps your blood sugar stable, helping you maintain a healthy weight and sustained energy.
FAT & CHOLESTEROL-FREE
Dates are naturally free of fats and cholesterol, making them a perfect choice for both snacking and healthy recipes.
REDUCES THE OXIDATION OF BAD CHOLESTEROL
Lab tests have shown that consuming dates can reduce the oxidation of bad LDL cholesterol.
Origin: United States (Bard Valley)