Jujube dates (Ziziphus jujuba), also called Red Dates, Chinese Dates or Da Zao, are a popular tonic food in China and other Asia countries, including Korea, Japan and India, etc. Fresh jujube fruit has a crispy texture and a sweet apple-like flavor, and it contains more vitamin C than any other citrus fruits. The fruit also contains rich minerals, including iron, calcium, potassium, copper, zinc, magnesium, manganese, etc. and 18 important amino acids. The fruit, however, is mostly seen as dried dates. Dried jujube dates are full of fiber and have a number of medicinal properties. For thousands of years in China, dried jujube dates have been widely used in daily diets and herb medicine for a wide range of purposes, which include but not limit to –
- Strengthen the immune system and fight infections and cancer
- Boost energy and treat anemia related symptoms, such as fatigue, low blood pressure, postpartum recovery, and women with menstruation issues.
- Teat anxiety or insomnia with its sedative properties
- Rejuvenate skin – Jujube dates contain antioxidant properties; regularly consumption of the dates’ juice may help to rejuvenate skin and maintain a youthful look
- Strength liver function
Recent years, jujube dates with their medicinal properties and functions have been drawn more and more attentions from medical researchers. Following are a few research papers –
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