The King of Dates - Large, only 16 - 18 per pound, soft and perfectly delicious. Often called the :"King of Dates" because they were the favorite of the Moroccan royal family. In fact, the entire U.S. supply came from eleven trees imported from French Morocco in 1927. 95% of all dates grown in the U.S. are from the Coachella Valley of Southern California. The first offshoots were brought to the U.S. in 1900 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The male palm never bears fruit but produces enough pollen to pollinate approximately fifty female palms, or one acre. Pollination is done by hand, because bees and insects are not attracted to the female bloom Each jumbo fresh medjool date is only 45 calories, is low in sodium, contains protein and fiber and is rich in Iron, Potassium and Niacin. This special variety of date is known for its succulent moistness, superior size, velvety texture and delicious taste.