Medjool Dates (pitted)

Healthy Smoothie Recipes that have Medjool Dates

About Medjool Dates

Medjool dates are a tree fruit originating in the Middle East and North Africa around 6,000 B.C.  In the US – they are grown in the southern corner of where California and Arizona meet.  Mejool dates are known as the “king of dates”, the “diamond of dates” or the “crown jewel of dates”.  You can usually find these in the produce section and/or bulk section of your grocery store.  Medjool dates are not dried (like most dates), but are fresh.

Nutrition Benefits of Dates

Medjool dates contain 16 different vitamins and minerals and contain 50% more potassium by weight than bananas, plus they are a good source of fiber, copper, manganese, magnesium, and vitamain B6.

Smoothie Tips

We use dates as one of our preferred natural sweeteners.  You can substitute medjool dates with other types of dates, raisins, or a sweetener of your choice.  Or if you find the recipe too sweet, you can leave them out.

Be sure to remove the pits.  Blenders don’t like pits from dates.

Dates and raisins are both difficult for cheaper blenders because they are gooey.  If your blender is having too hard of a time with them, consider replacing them with a different natural sugar like coconut palm sugar.

Nutrition Facts

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Medjool Dates (pitted) scores well for 16 health goals

This ingredient was scored for various health goals Learn more.

Recipes using Medjool Dates (pitted)

The Research

Anemia: Score 90

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Review: It may have potential use for alleviating micronutrient deficiency.

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Cholesterol: Score 90

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Dates have beneficial effects on triglycerides and oxidative stress and do not worsen serum glucose or lipids.

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Gastrointestinal: Score 90

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Animal: Dates compare favorably to the drug lansoprazole in preventing ethanol induced gastric ulcer in rats. It has a positive effect on gastrointestinal transit activity, which effects constipation.

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Immune System: Score 90

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Animal: It stimulates the cellular immune system. They have immunostimulant activity. Plant Study: They have antifungal activity.

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Kidneys: Score 90

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Animal: It has a protective role against oxidative damage in the kidneys. It protects against chemically induced kidney toxicity.

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Diabetes (Type 2): Score 88

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Human: Date consumption by healthy subjects, despite their high sugar content, demonstrates beneficial effects on serum triacylglycerol and oxidative stress and does not worsen serum glucose and lipid/lipoprotein pattern. Animal: Dates are neuroprotective in diabetic peripheral neuropathy. They have anti-diabetic properties. They reduce diabetic complications in rats.

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Infertility: Score 88

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Animal: It has a positive effect on nicotine induced sperm toxicity. Date may have fertility enhancing properties.

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Inflammation: Score 88

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Review: Dates have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-tumor activity.

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Liver: Score 88

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Animal: Dates protect against fat oxidation and improves the antioxidant status in the liver. They protect against chemically induced liver and kidney toxicity.

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Blood Pressure: Score 86

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Are high in potassium and fiber, both of which may have a beneficial effect on blood pressure. Potassium research: They are high in potassium, which helps to naturally reduce your blood pressure.

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Brain: Score 86

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Dates may protect against carotid artery occlusion and neuronal damage

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Circulatory System (Cardiovascular): Score 86

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Dates may be beneficial for carotid artery occlusion as they have antiahterogenic properties.

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Erectile Dysfunction: Score 86

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Dates may be beneficial for carotid artery occlusion as they have antiahterogenic properties.

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Prostate: Score 86

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Animal: Dates have anti-inflammatory and anti-proliferative activities on experimentally induced atypical prostatic hyperplasia in rats.

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Look Younger: Score 84

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Animal: Dates may protect against DNA damage. Plant and In Vitro: Dates have antioxidant and anti-atherogenic properties and antimutagenic properties. They are strong radical scavengers and can be considered a good source of natural antioxidants for medicinal and commercial uses.

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Candida (Fungal Infections): Score 80

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Plant Study: They have antifungal activity.

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How Our Scoring System Works

For each health goal, we assigned a score to each recipe and each ingredient. This helps you better understand the correlation that medical research is suggesting between foods and benefits to various health goals. Our scoring system is based on REAL RESEARCH published on pubmed.gov. This is a website that curates over 25 million different biomedical journals.

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What we consider when creating your scores:

  • 1Type of Study (human, animal, lab, or academic review)
  • 2Amount of Research
  • 3What the Research Says
  • 4How much of the ingredient we use (for the recipes)
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