The Jujube fruit, also called the Red Date, has been enjoyed for its health and well-being propertiessince 4000 years in China. Jujube has a long history of usage as a fruit and remedy. The main biologically active components are vitamin C, phenolics, flavonoids, triterpenic acids, and polysaccharides. Recent phytochemical studies of jujube fruits have shed some light on their biological effects, such as the anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antiobesity, immunostimulating, antioxidant, hepatoprotective, and gastrointestinal protective activities and inhibition of foam cell formation in macrophages.
The Jujube fruit has 20x more vitamin C than citrus fruits. It is also dense in Manganese and Iron, andboasts 18 out of the 24 important amino acids which are essential to the formation of more than 50,000 proteins found in the human body.A number of scientific studies have found the jujube to be beneficial for insomnia, enhance mood, general gastrointestinal problems, and blood pressure. The high levels of vitamins and minerals help boost the immune system, build red blood cells, and are beneficial for overall energy and vitality. It is considered an adaptogen, which "adapts" to the body's needs and help reduce stress.
The jujube fruit makes a tasty snack..
How to Eat
Mostly eaten dried, they taste soft, chewy, and have a naturally sweet, aromatic flavour. They make a tasty snack to fight sugar cravings, and are a versatile ingredient. For example, they can be used to sweeten porridge, smoothies, baking, energy balls. They can also be used in cooking in place of dried apples, dates, or goji berries. A top recipe tip is teared Jujube on peanut butter toast!Straight up-Snack on these naturally sewwt,slightly tart treats right out of the bag.
Drink up -Stir a handful into a cup of hot or cold water and steep.