Jujube or Annab is a native fruit of tropical and dry regions that grows on a large leafy tree. This round and small fruit, which also has a small kernel, is yellow and green at first, and after ripening, it turns red and takes on an olive-like shape. Annab or Jujube is also known by other names such as red date or Chinese date, Korean date and Indian date. Jujube is green and has a smooth skin, its sweet taste is also low. But when it is ripe, it becomes red and wrinkled and has a very sweet taste. Its dried form is completely wrinkled and sweet.
Jujube fruit has a taste and texture similar to apples, and like apples, there are hundreds of different varieties of jujubes that vary in size. Some are as small as a cherry, while others are closer to the size of a plum. Also, their taste can be different from sweet to sour and everything in between.In parts of Asia, due to the sweet taste and chewy texture of jujubes, they are often dried and used in various candies and desserts. However, when jujube is consumed fresh, it has fewer calories and instead has higher fiber and antioxidants. Also, in traditional and herbal medicine, jujube is widely used to improve sleep and reduce anxiety.
Annab like to other dried fruits such as dates and berries, It is rich in essential vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin C and manganese. Apart from this, it also has the following ingredients.
Bioflavonoids , Polysaccharides , Polyphenols ,Saponins ,Nucleotides and Triterpenoids. some of the annab health benefits are as following:
Reduce the risk of cancer
Help to treat insomnia
Improve heart health
Improve the function of the digestive system
Regulation of the neck of blood in the body
Strengthen the immune system
Reduce stress and anxiety
Improve bone strength
Helping to digest food better and faster
Help maintain weight
A controlled clinical trial found the fruit helpful for chronic constipation. In another clinical trial, jujube was proved to be effective against neonatal jaundice. In Persian traditional medicine it is used in combination with other herbal to treat colds, flu and coughing.Research suggests jujube fruit has neuro protective properties. The fruit, being mucilaginous, is very soothing to the throat and concoctions of jujube have often been used in pharmacy to treat sore throats.
There are various cultivars and types of jujubes, each with its own characteristics.
This is one of the most popular cultivars, known for its sweet and crisp fruit. The Li jujube tree is often grown in home gardens and orchards.
Lang jujubes are large and elongated fruits with a sweet flavor. The tree is hardy and can tolerate colder temperatures compared to some other varieties.
Sherwood jujubes are medium sized, round fruits with a sweet and crisp flesh. The tree is known for its productivity.
Sugar Cane jujube:
This variety is aptly named for its long, cylindrical shaped fruits, resembling sugar cane. The Sugar Cane jujube is known for its sweetness and juiciness.
Chico jujubes are small to medium-sized fruits with a round shape and a sweet taste. The tree is valued for its productivity and hardiness.
Shanxi Li jujube:
Originating from the Shanxi province in China, this cultivar produces large, round fruits with a sweet and rich flavor.
Indian Jujube :
While not the same species as Ziziphus jujuba, the Indian jujube is also commonly referred to as a jujube. It has smaller fruits with a wrinkled skin and a sweet taste. The tree is found in tropical and subtropical regions.
Jujube size, shape, taste, and hardiness also depend to wether and soil condition of the region where the product is cultivated.
Annab fruits are small and sweet and can be found fresh or dried. The fresh form of this fruit has a sweet and apple like taste and it will be very pleasant to consume it with fruits. You can also consume its dried form, which is sweeter and makes a great healthy snack. The properties of fresh and dried jujubes are not much different, so it doesn’t matter which one you use for your health. You should not forget that fresh jujube has less sugar and is a healthier option.
This fruit has kernel and seeds and you have to take them out before consumption. Also, remember that due to the high sugar content of this fruit, you should not consume it excessively. Considering the nutritional value of jujube, you can consume half a cup of dried jujube or a cup of fresh jujube a day without any problems and enjoy its benefits.
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