Health Benefits of Jujubes. While they may not have a large amount of any one nutrient, jujubes contain a wide array of different ones, including magnesium, potassium, copper, niacin, calcium, manganese, phosphorus, and iron. Dried jujube varieties can be used to substitute dates or apples in recipes.
Beside this, how does jujube taste like?
The new fresh eating varieties taste like a very sweet apple when eaten fresh. When dried, jujubes truly have a taste very much like a date. The fruit, when processed into jujube butter, was rated better than apple butter by the people at Texas A&M, some years ago.
What is jujube fruit used for?
Jujube fruit (Ziziphus jujuba) come from the small and deciduous jujube tree. The jujube tree is a species of Ziziphus in the buckthorn family (Rhamnaceae). The jujube is a drupe or stone fruit. Jujubes are also commonly called red dates, Chinese dates, Korean dates or Indian dates.
Where do jujube trees grow?
The jujube, Z. jujuba grows in cooler regions of Asia. Five or more other species of Ziziphus are widely distributed in milder climates to hot deserts of Asia and Africa. In Madagascar, jujube trees grow extensively in the western half of the island, from the north all the way to the south.