Jujube

Jujubes are still relatively unknown in the United States. This rare fruit, however, will probably make its name known before long. Rich in vitamin C, the jujube is a little golf ball-sized charmer with a small hard pit. It offers a crisp texture and a unique flavor unlike any other fruit. Jujubes can be eaten out of hand but are often candied or dried. When dried they have a wrinkled date-like appearance. Try sautéing fresh jujubes in a vegetable dish for an unexpected punch of flavor. Used in Chinese medicine for 4,000 years, tea made with jujubes and an extract of its leaves are thought to relieve stress.

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 100 g
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 79
  • Calories from fat: 2
  • Fat: 0.2g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 3mg
  • Total Carbs: 20.2g
    • Fiber: g
    • Sugars: g
  • Protein: 1.2g
  • Vitamin A: 1%
  • Vitamin C: 115%
  • Calcium: 2%
  • Iron: 3%

Availability

Handling & Storage

Varieties

Available June - November

Also Known As

  • Tsao
  • Chinese date
  • Red date

Store around 45° F.

  • Ziziphus zizyphus

Recipes

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