Jujube also called red dates and Chinese dates with many medicinal properties, is green and round at primarily and after reaching at the trees it becomes red and olive color and shaped. Its medium-sized trees could grow up to 40 feet with glossy green deciduous leaves and light gray bark. The oval-shaped, single-stoned fruit is green to start with and becomes dark brown over time. As one the largest producers of Jujube in the world, South Khorasan is the center of Jujube production in Iran.
Cultivation of Jujubes goes back to 9,000 BC in South East Asia and it has routes in their culture as well. Jujube tree tolerates fairly cold winters, surviving temperatures down to about −15 °C. Also In Muslim culture Jujube Tree refers to the enigmatic lote-trees from 7th layer of Heaven.
Jujube precise natural distribution is uncertain due to extensive cultivation, but it can be found in southern Asia, Lebanon, northern India, and southern and central China and Iran.
Jujube has both Nutritional and Medicinal values:
Jujube Nutritional Value per 100 grams (3.5 oz)
331 kJ (79 kcal)
Vitamin A equivalent
Jujube Nutritional Benefits
This fruit is an excellent source of vitamin C and contains several minerals. It also contains protein, carbohydrates and minerals such as Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, Carotene, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin and fluorine. In addition, the pectin (as calcium pectate) inside the Jujube acts as a fiber that is effective in reducing fat and blood sugar.
Jujube Medicinal Benefits
Jujube is a sedative and anti-anxiety drug and is used in traditional Chinese medicine for the same application. Jujube strengthens the stomach and digestive system while it stimulates the blood and removes toxins from the body. It is very useful for the skin. Prevents heart problems. Jujube is hematopoietic and prevents tooth decay.
More Benefits of Jujube Fruit are:
- Rich in Vitamin C
- Regulates Blood Pressure
- Helps Sleeping
- Chronic Constipation Relief
- Improves Bone Strength
- Regulates Blood Circulation
- Soothes Anxiety
Jujube packaging for export is available in:
20-25 KG Bags which can put inside outer cartons for easy handling.