Who We Are

JORDAN RIVER DATES

Is one of the leading Agricultural Firm, specialized in growing, cultivating, packing, and exporting the finest and first class quality of Medjool and Barhi Dates.

JORDAN RIVER DATES

is a certified member of the Global GAP (Global Good Agricultural Practices)

About us

Who We Are?

  • “Jordan River Dates”, a leading family owned Agricultural Firm, specialized in growing, cultivating, packing, and exporting the finest and first class quality of Medjool and Barhi Dates.

    Starting with a splendid history, our beginnings in the 1970’s was with growing bananas, citrus trees, and vegetables.  All these products were exported to regional and international markets.

    “Jordan River Dates” became incorporated under the commercial name “White Sand Palm Dates Farms” which was founded in 1971. This company currently owns over 900,000 SQM of agricultural farming land.

    In 2000, “White Sand Palm Dates Farms” capitalized on its 30 plus years of experience in the agricultural field and shifted towards planting palm dates in the Jordan Valley, majorly focusing on Medjool Dates and Barhi Dates Variety under the brand name “Jordan River Dates” and “White Sand Medjool Dates”.  

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    “Jordan River Dates” is a certified member of the Global GAP (Global Good Agricultural Practices) and a licensed farm assurer holding a GGN 4056186841957.

    Global GAP is the world’s leading farm assurance program regarding product safety, environmental impact, and the health, safety and welfare of workers. It translates the consumer requirements into Good Agricultural Practices (GAP). The Global GAP standard helps producers comply with Europe-wide accepted criteria for food safety, sustainable production methods, worker welfare, and compound plant propagation materials.

    This certification shows commitment not only in our products and workers, but also to our customers and the upgraded service we aim to provide. Through Global GAP, we are able to utilize new information technologies to further advance our farming level, to ensure our customers top notch products.       

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    “Jordan River Dates” is also HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) certified. HACCP is a systematic preventive approach to  food safety from  biological  chemical , and physical hazards in production processes, and designs measurements to reduce these risks to a safe level.

    We are keen on eliminating food safety hazards in our products through our packing house by controlling the packing process and hygiene.

THE JORDAN VALLEY

  • The Jordan River forms an official border line between Palestine (West Bank of the River) and Jordan (East Bank of the River). It runs 130 KM long from (Lake Tiberias) in the North to (Dead Sea) in the South, with 12 KM width from East to West.

    The Jordan Valley has a historical agricultural value of over 8,000 years. Its unique fertile soil has been described in the Old Testament; and the Jordan River is venerated by Christianity as the Baptism Site where Jesus Christ was baptized by John the Baptist.

    The Jordan Valley is a unique fertile peninsula that is considered the lowest point on earth nestling along line the Jordan River Aperture, as it stands at 390 Meters below Sea Level.

    It poses a warm climate all year round and its unique semi-clayish soil & fabulous climate during the winter gives the Medjool & Barhi Date Fruits an exclusive, out of this world flavor.

    Our farms have a unique location, where they are 200 meters to the Eastern side of the Jordan River. This is right on the Jordan River Bed; a quality that gives our dates a unique taste, color and texture.

Medjool Dates Origins

  • Originating in Morocco, the Medjool Palm Dates were served as a delicacy dessert containing high nutrient value to the royal family and its guests for centuries.

    In the early 1900’s, an epidemic hit Morocco and threatened the growth of several exotic varieties of palm dates. In an attempt to save these rare classes of dates, off-shoots of variety palm dates were sent to the Unites States of America to be reproduced, specifically by the riverside in Southern California, an adequate climate to grow such dates.

    Since the off-shoots had to travel by sea, some labels that identified the date variety went missing. After corresponding with the Moroccans, they were not able to identify the variety resulting in naming this specific kind of dates as “UNKNOWN”, which is translated into Arabic as “Mejhool” or “Medjool”.

VALUES

  • Satisfaction

    We tailor our services and products around customer satisfaction. It is a crown that we proudly wear, and it shines by seeing its results in our customers.

    Availability

    Our Dates are always within reach and attainable. We always satisfy our customers with the best, the optimal, and the luscious. They want it now, they get it now!

    Quality

    We do not accept less than the ideal and the finest. Our name is connected with quality; that is how we intend it to stay.

    Service

    We do not only serve, we add value! We go the extra mile to ensure the best reaches our customers. We build loyalty and satisfaction.

Vision, Mission, and Policy

  • Vision

    Being the apex leader in the date agricultural sector in Jordan, continuing to pour quality, caliber, and competitive prices to worldwide clients.

    Mission

    Providing Jordan and the region with high class and fine quality dates, handpicked and supremely packed; becoming by that the number one Medjool and Barhi Date producer and exporter in the field.

    Policy

    We keep it simple, yet superior! We supply users with fresh dates that are proudly produced in Jordan. As growers, packers, and exporters, we insure that our clients are provided with the highest quality at a very competitive price.

    Philosophy

    We aim to provide our Palm Trees with continuous and precise care and taxonomy in order to insure Premium Quality Dates & best nutrient yield.
     

History

  • Date trees history goes back to the ancient dwellers of North Africa, South East Asia and Middle East regions, where dates were considered to be an essential part of the Middle Eastern culinary and Islamic culture.

    In the Middle East, dates are considered to be a major part of the heritage; they were consumed daily especially in the Gulf region and Arabian Peninsula for over centuries.

    Dates are still consumed on a daily basis due to its high nutritional value and as an instant source of boosted energy.

    Dates are considered a very important food because they can be stored in the deserts ambient temperature throughout the year and does not deteriorate nor lose its nutrients.

    When Bedouins consumed dates, it kept them going for hours during the hard working days.

     

WHY US AND ONLY US

  • “Jordan River” dates are organic, contain no preservatives, and are utterly fresh.

    Because our dates are grown on the bed of the Jordan River, they have an incomparable taste, a vibrant color, and a perfect texture.

    To top that, they are delicately picked, sorted, sanitized, and packed in order to directly reach you, eliminating all middlemen.

    "Fresh dates that are proudly produced in Jordan"!

    What you wish for when buying dates, you find here! Plain and Simple!

FARMS & PRODUCTS

"White Sand Palm Dates Farms” grows around 4000 Palm Date trees, and continuously grows new farms targeting the 8000 tree mark. We hand pollinate and hand harvest all Medjool Dates to insure top quality, in addition to processing all our products in-house with state of the art processing and packing equipment. By eliminating all unnecessary handling of dates, we insure that our dates are kept fresh and unscathed.

“Jordan River Dates” are gently hand-picked, sorted, and packed as per customer preference in preparation for shipping. We have state of the art nursing facilities at the Jordan Valley. These facilities are equipped with climate control green houses, where we acclimatize and grow our Palm Dates Tissue Culture in preparation for planting in our fields or selling to end users ready to be planted at the field. “White Sand Palm Dates Farms” is the sole and exclusive distributor of French Origin & British Origin – Palm Date Tissue Culture such as Medjool, Barhi, Khalas… etc.

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Packing

Medjool: Physical Attributes

  • Medjool is naturally a sweet fleshy type of semi dry dates, and is considered to be the King of all dates. Dates are seasonal fruits that are cultivated at the end of the summer season; therefore, the supply of the fresh, plump, and juicy dates is limited, whereas the semi dried dates, so called “تمر” in Arabic, or “Tumer” in English are available throughout the year.

     

    Medjool Dates is an oval- semi cylindrical shaped fruit, with medium to dark brown color, and a length that ranges between 3-6 centimeters, a diameter that ranges between 2-3 centimeters, and a moisture content that ranges between 17% to 25 %.

     

     

    Medjool

Medjool: Size & Specifications for Premium Quality

  • Soft, Rich, & Flesh

     

    Weights Avg. Weight / Pc QTY / KG
    Super Jumbo Medjool: 25gm & Larger / Piece. 25 gm 40 pcs / KG
    Jumbo Medjool: 22-24 gm / Piece 22  gm 46 pcs / KG
    Large Medjool: 17-21gm / Piece. 19 gm 53 pcs / KG
    Medium Medjool: 14-16gm / Piece. 15 gm 67 pcs / KG
    Small Medjool: 13gm & smaller / Piece. 13 gm 77 pcs / KG

     

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Medjool: Size & Specifications for Delight Quality

  • Soft, Rich, & Plump

    Weights Avg. Weight / Pc QTY / KG
    Super Jumbo Medjool: 25gm & Larger / Piece. 25 gm 40 pcs / KG
    Jumbo Medjool: 22-24 gm / Piece. 22 gm 46 pcs / KG
    Large Medjool: 17-21gm / Piece. 19 gm 53 pcs / KG
    Medium Medjool: 14 - 16gm / Piece. 15 gm 67 pcs / KG
    Small Medjool: 13gm & smaller / Piece. 13 gm 77 pcs / KG

     

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Medjool: Size & Specifications for Standard Quality

  • Soft, Rich, & Plump

     

    Weights Avg. Weight / Pc QTY / KG
    Jumbo Medjool more than 18 gm / Piece 56 pcs / KG
    Large Medjool less than 17 gm / Piece 62 pcs / KG

     

    Standard

     

Barhi: Physical Attributes

  • Barhi dates are usally consumed fresh; they are packed in strands or branches in 5 KG cartoon boxes. They are seasonal fruits that are harvested during August and September. They can stay fresh few weeks if stored at cool Temp.

     

    The Barhi Date is a round shaped fruit, with golden yellowish color, a length of 2.5 - 3.5 centimeters, and a diameter of 2 to 2.5 cenimeters.

Barhi: Size & Specifications

  • Sweet, Mouth watering & Plump

     

    Weights Avg. Weight / Piece QTY / KG
    Jumbo Barhi 15 gm / Piece 67 pcs / KG
    Large Barhi smaller than 12 gm / Piece 84 pcs / KG

Sorting & Packing Information

  • Our date are gently handpicked, sorted and packed in our elite and hygienic sorting and packing facilities.

    Each and every date goes under several quality control inspections & checkups before it gets cleaned, sanitized, and sorted in accordance to the required size.

     

    Our Standard Packing size is 1 KG & 5 KG Box. We also provide smaller packing (i.e 0.5 KG, 2 KG) in accordance to our customer's demand.

     

     

    Available packages: 1kg1KG
    5k5KG
    Box Dimension Width 18.3
    Length 13.5
    Height 7.5
    Width 40
    Length 31
    Height 8.9
    Date Size Small ,Medium, Large, Jumbo, Super Jumbo Small ,Medium, Large, Jumbo, Super Jumbo
    Piece Per Package 77, 67, 53, 46, 40 385, 335, 265, 230, 200
    Box/Pallet 800 150
    Gross Weight/Box 1.05KG 5.250KG

     

    We offer our clients several packing solution in addition to private labeling upon request.

Packing, Palletization & Shipping

  • Standards of transportation.

     

    Sea freight containers

    Container size Number of Pallet Minimum net weight (KG) FCL Maximum net weight (KG) FCL
    20' Reefer 9 6,750 9,000
    40' Reefer 20 15,000 20,000

    The reefer container is brought from the port to our packing house in the Jordan Valley for packing and getting ready for shipping.

     

    - Medjool Packing and Palletization .

    Box Master Case/Pallet Unit Master Case Boxes/Pallet Net weight in (KG)/Pallet Est. gross weight in (KG)/Pallet
    1 KG 80 10 800 800 1000
    5 KG N/A N/A 150 750 950

    Standard Pallet dimension: 100 cm wide X 120 cm length X 200 cm height.

     

    - Barhi Packing and Palletization .

    Box Boxes/Pallet Net weight in (kg)/Pallet Est. gross weight in (kg)/Pallet                                                                            
    5 KG 150 750 950

     

    Air shipment:

    • Are Available for smaller orders upon customer demand.

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Nurseries

We have state of the art nursing facilities at the Jordan Valley. These facilities are equipped with climate control green houses, where we acclimatize and grow our Palm Dates Tissue Culture in preparation for planting in our fields or selling to end users ready to be planted at the field.

“White Sand Palm Dates Farms” is the sole and exclusive distributor of French Origin & British Origin – Palm Date Tissue Culture such as Medjool, Barhi, Khalas… etc.
 

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    Turn Key Projects

    Due to the ever increasing demand of our customers, we have established a construction division to construct our elite "Turn Key Farming" Farms & Facilities Projects, where Engineering, Procurement, Construction & Commissioning (EPCC) processes are executed using top of the line material and labor.

    • Raw Land Development
    • Farm Erecting & Construction
      • Land Preparation
      • Infrastructure
      • Irrigation Systems
      • Fencing
    • Facilities and Warehouse Construction
    • Water Treatment and Filtration
    • Training and Farm Management

Health Benefits

Nutrition Facts: Medjoul Dates
Serving Size: 1 date, Pitted(25g or 0.8 oz)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 66  
Calories from fat 0  
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g  
Sugars 16g  
Protein 18g 6%
Vitamin A   1%
Vitamin C   0%
Calcium   1%
Iron   0%
Nutrition Facts: Barhi Dates
Serving Size: 1 date, (15g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 45  
Calories from fat 0  
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 11.6g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1.1g 4%;
Sugars 10.5g  
Protein 0g 6%
Vitamin A    
Vitamin C    
Calcium   0.75%
Iron   0.75%
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Nutrition

Historically, dates were a number one source of energy and nutrition to desert dwellers; and it still is. The reason is that when you consume dates, it is like you consumed a whole meal with numerous nutritional elements. One portion of 100 gms of dates a day was enough to keep them going during the hard working day. Science today has proven this to be true!

Date health benefits are not only physical, but dates also are a beauty booster. Vitamins C and D  work on your skin's elasticity, and also keeps your skin smooth. Dates also come with   anti-ageing    benefits.

There are a large number of reasons as to why eating dates is rewarding to both the body and the mind. They are not only preventive, they also possess healing powers.

 

Here is a summary of some of the benefits of regularly eating dates:

  • Energy Booster
  • Natural Laxative/ Reduces Constipation
  • Strengthens The Heart & Brain
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Grows Healthy Bacteria In Intestines
  • Provides Iron, Potassium, Copper
  • High In Fibre
  • Reduces Blood Pressure
  • Reduces Stroke Risks
  • Reduces Colon Inflation & Cancer
  • Supports Weight Loss
  • Decreases Impotence
  • Prevents Haemorrhoid
  • Prevent Arthritis
  • Promotes Respiratory System
Contact Us

P.O.Box: 941382 Amman 11194 - Jordan

Cell.: +(962) 79 6188 445

Tel. No.: +(962) 77 5924 291

E-mail: sales@jordanriver-dates.com

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