West Australian grown Jujubes
Our West Australian grown Jujubes (Ziziphus jujuba) are grown in the beautiful South West, the trees are trellised and under full netting protecting them from nature’s elements. Our Fresh Jujubes are hand-picked, washed, graded and packed into boxes to ensure premium quality fruit is available from February to May. Dried Jujubes are oven-dried and available throughout the year while stocks last.
Crisp, sweet and packed full of vitamin C
Fresh Jujubes are crisp, sweet and packed full of vitamin C and dietary fibre. The fresh Jujubes are a great snack, especially in your kids’ lunchbox. Other nutrients they contain include Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Calcium and Magnesium.
Dried Jujubes are delicious as a snack or for use in trail mix, desserts, baking and tea. They are an excellent source of dietary fibre and well known for their health benefits and use in traditional Chinese Medicine.
What is a Jujube?
The Jujube fruit is an edible oval drupe, the taste is similar to an apple or pear but with its own unique Jujube flavour. It grows on a deciduous tree (Ziziphus jujuba) with shiny green leaves and yellowish-green flowers. The Jujube is green when unripe and the skin starts to turn red as it ripens. When the fruit is fully mature it turns a purple-brown colour and becomes wrinkled (like a date). The dried Jujube is slightly chewy, it has a delicate sweet flavour with notes of apple and custard.
The Jujube has its origins in China some 3000 years ago, and is also known as the Chinese apple, Chinese date, Red date, Indian or Korean date. The nutritious Jujube (ziziphus) flesh and seed is widely used in herbal medicine.