Jujube fruit (also known as Chinese dates or Jujube dates) is a member of the Buckthorn family and is related to roses. It has been used for millennia in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and is considered to be one of the oldest cultivated fruit trees in the world. The Jujube tree was cited in the oldest collection of poems in China, called The Book of Songs, which substantiates that this fruit was in common use some 3,000 years ago.
Jujubes are packed with nutrients such as vitamin C, potassium, and antioxidants. It can promote sound sleep and good digestion.
My research has shown that many imported options are contaminated with heavy metals and pesticides, so it’s important to get organically grown fruits. There are other organic options available, but many of them are imported from other countries and therefore have a heavy carbon footprint as well. I recommend www.justjujubes.com. The farm is located in the Cuyama Valley in California and is CCOF certified. As I am in California, it's good to know that my choice is supporting a local and sustainable small business.
Karen Wang Diggs, Chief Fermentation Officer