Medjool Dates go through a number of stages before they reach consumers. The here are the highlights of the process:
Dates are collected by hand. Careful handling is key for quality.
Medjool dates are sorted qualifying the dates for further activities.
Dates are dehydrated using natural sunlight or with heat. This is important so that dates store for longer.
Medjool dates undergo fumigation in closed chambers to ensure insect dis-infestation.
Medjool dates are washed using specialized machines and brushes removing dust accumulated from the field.
Grading based on size and skin separation to determine the quality of each grade of Medjool dates.
Is mostly done by hand in different size packages based on each client market.
Medjool dates are stored in cold rooms at a temperature of 18 degrees below zero.