Organic dates are a great treat to keep on hand because they are much easier to preserve than most fruits.
Your dates can hold their quality for as long as three months at room temperature. Refrigerate them, and you can get up to six months out of your dates. To preserve them even longer, put them in the freezer and store them for up to two years.
Because organic dates last so long, you don’t have to be shy about stocking up. Buy in bulk so you always have them on hand for a quick snack or last-minute dinner party.
Select Your Organic Dates Carefully
Finally, to get the most enjoyment out of your organic dates, choose your fruit carefully.
What should you look for in a date?
- Always go organic. All those great health benefits don’t mean anything if your dates are doused in pesticides.
- Opt for California dates. The highest quality dates typically come from California, Egypt, or Saudi Arabia. If you’re buying in the United States, it’s clear which of these options is going to be the freshest. Go with organic California dates whenever possible.
- Know your date varieties. Different types of dates have different flavors and different uses. For example, Medjool dates are great for making date syrup, while Noor Deglet dates are preferable in baked goods. Learn more about Medjool dates and Noor Deglet dates here.
Remember, we at Woodspur Farms are always here to answer your questions. As the largest organic date farm in California, we’re always eager to help individuals and businesses discover high-quality, organic dates. Contact us anytime!