What Is Jujube Fruit?
Birjand Jujube is small round fruit with a seed-containing pit grow on large flowering shrubs or trees (Ziziphus jujuba). When ripe, they’re dark, red or purple and may appear slightly wrinkled.
Due to their sweet taste and chewy texture, they’re often dried and used in candies and desserts in parts of Asia where they commonly grow.
In alternative medicine, they’re widely utilized to improve sleep and decrease anxiety.
Birjand jujube fruit is low in calories but rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
A 3-ounce (100-gram) serving of raw jujube, or about 3 fruits, provides:
- Calories: ۷۹
- Protein: ۱ gram
- Fat: ۰ grams
- Carbs: ۲۰ grams
- Fiber: ۱۰ grams
- Vitamin C: ۷۷% of the Daily Value (DV)
- Potassium: ۵% of the DV
Due to their high fiber content and low calorie count, jujubes make an excellent, healthy snack.
They contain small amounts of several vitamins and minerals but are particularly rich in vitamin C, an important vitamin with antioxidant and immune-boosting properties.
They also contain a fair amount of potassium, which plays vital roles in muscle control and electrolyte balance.
In addition, jujube fruits contain carbs in the form of natural sugars, which provide your body energy.
However, dried jujubes, which are more commonly eaten and used in cooking in many parts of the world, are much higher in sugar and calories than the fresh fruit.
During drying birjand jujube, the sugars in the fruit become concentrated, and additional sugar may be added during processing.