Fresh Date

  • $22.73

Chinese red dates, or jujubes, are one of the most popular health foods in China. Dried dates are soft on the outside with a sweet smell and moist inside. Chinese people treat red dates not only as a food, but also as a health tonic and traditional herb. Many traditional herbal formulas include dates, as they are used for balancing one’s qi. On special occasions, many people in China buy quality dates to give as gifts to their friends and relatives.

Jujubes are becoming more popular in the West in recent times. They look and taste similar to the brown Medjool date but have half the calories and sugar as well as 32 times the amount of Vitamin C compared to the Medjool date. They contain 18 out of 24 amino acids which help with the formation of proteins in the body. They’ve been used for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine. They are an adaptogen – a substance that reduces stress.