What is Jujube?
Jujube (Ziziphus jujuba) is commonly known as Chinese red dates and Korean dates. It is originally from China, where they have been cultivated for more than 4,000 years ago. Although Jujube is now grown in countries beyond China, such as United states, Russia, parts of northern Africa and southern Europe.
Jujube comes from a relatively small tree, around 40 feet high with shiny green leaves.
Jujube taste similar to apple with a crispy texture but dried jujube taste similar to a dried date.
Preparation & Storage
Dried Jujube should be stored in an airtight container in a dark cool place.
Cooking with Jujube
Dried Jujube are commonly used in China and Korea to make soup, tea and snack. It is commonly used to sweeten soup.
I’m not sure what you can substitute for Jujube, especially if you are using it to make soup. As Jujube is used due to it’s medicinal properties.
Where can I buy it?
You can buy Jujube at most Asian supermarkets.
Jujubes can be dangerous for those suffering diabetes as it can have a negatively affect on blood sugar levels.