The jujube is a bush whose fruit is characterized by having an olive-like appearance that is initially light green in color and that, once ripe, takes on a reddish-brown hue.
Although in some regions of Spain it is used for the manufacture of musical instruments (castanets, grallas, etc.), in Asia, especially in China, its edible fruit is consumed for its digestive, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, calming and sedative properties, as well as for its high content of Vitamin C and healthy sugars.
Since dried jujube looks and tastes similar to dates, it is also known as “red date” or even “Chinese date”. It can be consumed both alone and as a condiment in spicy and sweet dishes.