- Common Name: Jujube
- Vernacular Name: Common jujube, Chinese date, Red date
- Scientific Name: Ziziphus zizyphus
- Specimens From: China
- Specimens Weight: 15 gm (Average weight per fruit)
Depending on the various cultivars, it can be round, oval or elongated. It is usually olive-sized or slightly larger, with a single brown stone. Appearance somewhat like a wild crabapple. As you can see from the above photo, the immature jujube is green, ripens to yellowish-green with red spots appearing. It will turn fully red when mature and starts to wrinkle at the last stage.
It can be eaten whole, minus the stone, at any of the ripening stages. Crisp and mildly sweet when green to red but soft and sweet when in the wrinkled, dried stage.
|Red Dates [Dried, big and small]|
The bigger the dates, the quality is better and hence it is twice as expensive compare to the smaller dates.
|Red Dates Drink|
Jujube may look small but it is extremely high in vitamin C. It is a fruit that can heal sore throat. Excuse me, I think I need one now.
Fruit: Jujube; Ziziphus zizyphus; Rhamnaceae.