Jujube – The Weird Apple – 5 Incredible Benefits for Your Health
Jujube (Ziziphus jujuba) called as a key of the health is a member of the buckthorn family. It is a fruit with a wild licorice shrub,
shiny greenish leaves, and a tasty reddish cover. The shape of this weird apple is oval. When you
see its wrinkles, you can understand that it is mature enough to consume.
Jujube’s origins are known from Syria and North Africa atleast 3000 years ago. Afterward, it
moved east towards southern Asia and, finally, to China, where you can find numerous
cultivation areas of jujube. Including but not limited to China, it is still found in Madagascar,
Bulgaria, some other parts of Europe, and on the islands of the Caribbean.
Protein: 1 gram
Fat: 0 grams
Carbs: 20 grams
Fiber: 10 grams
Vitamin C: 77% of the Daily Value (DV)
Potassium: 5% of the DV
1- Reducing Cancer Risk
Jujube extract consists of phenolics that help to boost antioxidant activity. Also,the antioxidant
enzymes found in jujube endeavor to eliminate free radicals, and the risk of cancer diminishes.
2- Treating Insomnia
Jujube has been used as a traditional Chinese medicine to improve the quality of sleep and treat
the disease known as insomnia. The reason behind it is the substance of saponins that have a
sedative and hypnotic effect on humans.
3- Losing weight
Jujube fruits are a rich source of protein and fiber including a very low-calorie content. When
you consume only 3-4 ofthem, they give you a feeling of being filled up and extenuating in the
volume of the ghrelin hormone. Decreasing glucose levels is another advantage that prevents
additional weight gain.
4- Strengthening mental health
Research shows that jujube fruit has anti-depressant potency and obsolete effects on
neurotransmitters & hormones related to stress. Containing flavonoid kaempferol 3-O rutinoside has the potential dynamic to protect neuronal cells against oxidative stress.
Jujube fruit has excellent anti-aging prevention power as this fruit contains high amounts of
vitamin C. Therefore, this vitamin helps to prevent the consequences of anti-aging such as
wrinkles, melanin deposition, and pigmentation.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
For most people, jujube fruit is healthy and safe to consume.
However, this condiiton can vary according to the medication type you are taking. If you’re taking any medicine of the antidepressant medication group such as venlafaxine or other serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, it is better to not consume jujube, as it may interact with these drugs.
If you’re taking any drugs, I suggest you to discuss any possible concerns with your healthcare provider before including jujube to your life.
HOW TO EAT
Jujube Oatmeal Bars
– 20 small jujube fruits
– 1 teaspoon apple juice
– ½ cup rolled oats
– ½ cups offlour
– 1 cup brown sugar
– 1 tea spoon baking powder
– ½ tea spoon salt
– ½ sticks butter
– Preheat the oven to 200 Celsius.
– Pour the jujubes and apple juice into a saucepan and heat them until they start boiling.
– Lower the flame and mix for about15 minutes.
– Puree the cooked jujubes until you get a smooth paste.
– In a big bowl, combine the oats,flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt and mix them with a
– Add the butter and stirthe mixture until it starts coming together like a dough.
– Separate half ofthe dough and keep it aside for later.
– Combine the pecans with the rest of the dough.
– Grease the bottom and sides of your pan with butter.
– Pat the dough you reserved earlier (without the nuts) into the bottom of the pan.
– Spread the jujube butter evenly on top of the dough.
– Add and pat down the rest of the dough (with the nuts).
– Bake for 20-30 minutes until the top has slightly browned.
– Let it cool before cutting it into bars and enjoy!