Dates should be kept in an air-tight container and can be stored at room temperature or refrigerated up to 6 months, and frozen for up to 1 year. If purchasing dates in bulk meets your personal needs, you may opt to refrigerate or freeze any excess dates.
The deglet noor date is widely available in grocers while the medjool date is highly prized for its taste and texture. Popular varieties of dried figs include Turkish, mission, and California. They are all delicious and have similar nutrition profiles.