per 100 grams
Carbohydrates 20.2 g
Proteins 1.2 g
Fats 0.2 g
Water 77.9 g
Trans Fats 0 ug
Ash 0.5 grams


79 Calories per 100g

The Jujube plant (Ziziphus jujuba) is a small, deciduous tree native to China, Japan, and India. Discovered thousands of years ago, the small, sweet fruit has been used for centuries in medicine and culinary recipes throughout these regions. While its popularity has spread around the world, the jujube still holds a special place in its original countries’ culture and cuisine.

Jujube trees can grow as tall as 30 feet, but the most common varieties found in markets today are generally between five and ten feet tall. The trees have a distinguished look with their thick bark and are often orangish-red in color. The foliage of the jujube is divided into small twigs, shaped like star points, green in the summer and turning orangish-red in the winter.

Jujube fruits can be small or large, round or oblong, and vary in color from light green to reddish-brown depending on their ripeness. Most jujube fruits contain a single, large seed and if dried, they can last up to two years. Once ripe, jujubes can be eaten fresh or dried, employed as an ingredient in recipes, or consumed as a snack. The jujube's flavor is best described as sweet and tangy and can range from mild to intense depending on its ripeness.

Jujube has long been referred to as the "fruit of immortality" for its nutritional benefits as well as its antiseptic and antifungal properties. The naturally occurring substances found in jujube, such as vitamins B and C, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc and iron, are great sources of nutrients that the body needs to stay healthy. Additionally, jujube can help improve digestion, reduce fatigue and boost your immune system, making it a great option for anyone looking to increase their overall health and well-being.

In traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), jujube is recognized for its calming and restorative qualities. Its potential as a tonic ingredient in restoring new life balance has been used in TCM for centuries. In Eastern medicine, jujube is often used to treat insomnia, insomnia related to heart problems, and chest pain. Additionally, jujube has been used to treat nervous diseases and to aid in blood circulation.

In modern times, jujubes can be found in teas, energy bars and supplements. Whether you are trying to improve your sleep, or just wanting a tasty snack, jujube can offer a variety of health benefits.

Traditional recipes in Chinese, Japanese, and Indian cultures allow people to get creative with this versatile fruit. Popular recipes include a sugar-free chicken and jujube stew, a spicy jujube chutney or pickling the fruit to add a unique and flavorful twist to many dishes. Jujube is also dried and used in desserts and brewed with oolong tea in many places.

In conclusion, the jujube’s popularity is still growing today and its widely growing applications demonstrate the power of this fruit. Whether you are looking for a nutritious snack, a natural remedy to aid your health, something to help you sleep better at night, or just something delicious to try in the kitchen, this sweet, dried fruit may just be the answer you are looking for.