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Indian Jujube is a tropical fruit which grows between June and October. It looks like a small apple with white and crunchy flesh. Indian Jujube is also good for health as it is an excellent souce of potassium and vitamine C.
Indian Jujube Family : Rhamnacées Scientist name : Ziziphus mauritiana Lam.Other names : Pomme surette, Aprin, Indian Pulm, Indian cherry, Malay jujube jijib, girembelles
Where Does It Come From?• The fruit is native to China, Afghanistan, Malaysia and Queensland. It has been introduce to the Caribbean in the 19th century.• The fruit grows between June and October.• The small tree is maximum 10 metres tall. It leaves are oval and smooth, green on the top and white underneath.
What Does It Look Like?• It looks like a small apple. It skin is smooth, resistant, green first it becomes orange then turn in a brownish colour.• The flesh is white and crunchy, sweet and sour, and become floury when it comes to maturity.
How To Use Indian Jujube? • It can be eaten fresh or squeezed with water as a refreshing drink such as punch. • In India it is commonly dried or confit • If cooked, the Indian jujube becomes red.The fruits are applied on cuts and ulcers; are employed in pulmonary ailments andfevers. Mixed with oil, they are rubbed on rheumatic areas.The leaves are applied as poultices and are helpful in liver troubles, asthma andfever. The bark paste is applied on sores. The root is purgative
What Are Indian Jujube’s Benefits?Depending on whether you are consuming fresh jujubes or dried jujubes willaffect the nutritional intake. For instance dried jujubes are rich in phosphorus,iron and calcium. They are lower in fiber than fresh jujubes but higher incarbohydrates. Fresh jujubes are an excellent source of potassium and vitamin Cand are rich in magnesium, niacin and iron.