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There are many varieties grown in California and they are divided into two broad categories: soft and semi-soft or semi-dry. The soft varieties harvested by hand, when still soft and ripe, have a high moisture content, lots of sugar, and a mild flavor. Semi-dry dates are firm, with a lower moisture content.

Grade # of Dates Per Pound
#1-Jumbo 16-19
#1-Large 20-23
Extra-Fancy All Sizes
Fancy All Sizes


Medjool the largest variety (in size) grown. It is very soft with a rich, sweet flavor.
Barhi is the sweetest and softest of all dates. Frozen they are like caramel candy.
Deglet Noor firm in texture with a sweet flavor. The seeds have been removed from these dates for ease in using.
Golden Zahidi considered a "semi-dry" date, the Zahidi has a firm texture. It is excellent for baking or eating.
Halawy A medium sized date with a light amber color and a traditional date flavor. Halawy is a sweet, delicious "soft" variety date.
Thoory the "Bread Date" is the driest variety with a firm skin. Used by desert travelers in the past, it's now used by hikers or golfers as a healthy snacking date.

Product Specification for Dates

A. Moisture Content Approximately 22-25%
B. Invert Sugar Content Approximately 70% (Medjool variety)
C. Cleanliness Standard Clean of dust and dirt while maintaining a naturally clean look.  No bird pecks, rodent bites or like damage.
D. Preservatives None
E. Hydrated Fruit Consists of increasing the fruit moisture content through a steaming process to meet moisture content specifications.
F. Pesticide Use Organic certified fruit: None (no pesticides, insecticides or fumigation of any type, including Methyl Bromide).  Commercial fruit: Grown naturally without pesticides.

Nutritional Information

Pitted Dates: 16 oz. pkg
Serving 5 dates: 40g
Servings per Container: About 10
Calories: 130
Calories From Fat: 0
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugar 28g -
Protein 1g -
Iron 2%
Calcium 0%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.


Shelf life is one month at room temperature, six months refrigerated (30-45 degrees Fahrenheit), or one year frozen.

Packing Case Dimension
L x W x H

Cartons Per Pallet
5 Kg Bulk Carton 2-7/8x13-1/2x16 162
15 lbs. Bulk Carton (Fancy grade only) 3-7/8x13-1/8x16 126