Because of their big size and sweet taste are Medjool dates known as the best dates of the world. They are lovely as snack (do not forget to remove the pit!), but also perfect to use in all kinds of dishes. Dates are especially good in pastries. They are a base ingredient of the traditional English sticky toffee pudding. Dates are also often used as natural sweetener. Mix the pitted dates with a little bit of water for a dates syrup that you can use as sweetener to add in smoothies or other dishes. Medjool dates are rich of potash what is important to ensure a good functioning of your muscles. Besides, they contain much nutritional fibers. These are essential for a good digestion.