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Jujube, or Chinese date (pinyin zǎo in Mandarin), is a small fruit produced by the common jujube tree (Ziziphus jujuba, or Ziziphus zizyphus), from the Rhamnaceae family. It originates from China, where it has been grown for over 4000 years. The Chinese dates you will find in our infusions come from Fujian.

Health benefits

It promotes internal wellbeing (mainly of the spleen and stomach), which leads to an increase in energy.
It promotes muscular strength.
It calms the central nervous system and helps soothe emotional distress. It therefore helps fight stress, depression and anxiety.
Jujube is rich in vitamins B and C, beta-Carotene, calcium, iron, phosphorus and other substances which are beneficial for the health.

When the fruit is young, it has a hard stone, like that found in an olive. It is green and has a similar taste and consistency to an apple. When it ripens, its colour darkens and it becomes a violet-black colour, and then withers to reach a date-like consistency and taste, hence its nickname of Chinese date. We use it in our infusions when it is completely ripe.