What Are The Health Benefits Of Jujube Fruit (Ziziphus)?

JEROME MICHAEL EBRUPHIYO Tuesday, September 28, 2021 Science and Nature

This post will provide information on "What are the health benefit of jujube fruit (Ziziphus)?" as well as provide answers to questions like: Why is it called jujube? Does Indian jujube have thorns? Are jujube grown in Australia? Is jujube a Vietnamese? What are the side effects of jujube fruit? When should you eat jujube fruit? Is jujube good for diabetes? Is jujube good for kidney disease?

History of Jujube Fruit (Ziziphus)

Ziziphus jujuba, commonly called jujube (sometimes jujuba), red date, Chinese date, Chinese jujube is a species in the genus of Ziziphus (some of whose other species are also sometimes referred to as jujube), in the buckthorn family (Rhamnaceae). It is a small deciduous tree or shrub reaching a height of 5–12 metres (16–39 ft), usually with thorny branches. The leaves are shiny-green, ovate-acute, 2–7 centimetres (0.79–2.76 in) long and 1–3 centimetres (0.39–1.18 in) wide, with three conspicuous veins at the base, and a finely toothed margin. The flowers are small, 5 mm (0.20 in) wide, with five inconspicuous yellowish-green petals. The fruit is an edible oval drupe 1.5–3 centimetres (0.59–1.18 in) deep; when immature it is smooth-green, with the consistency and taste of an apple with lower acidity, maturing brown to purplish-black, and eventually wrinkled, looking like a small date. There is a single hard kernel, similar to an olive pit, containing two seeds.

Health Benefits of Jujube Fruit (Ziziphus)

  • Aids in weight loss
  • Improves mental health and brain function
  • Helps to control blood pressure
  • It is an anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial agents
  • It is a powerful anti-oxidant
  • Improves digestive health
  • It is use to relief cough
  • Prevents cancer
  • It is a blodd detoxifier
  • It contains anti-aging properties

Side Effects of Jujube Fruit (Ziziphus)

It is advisable that people who are suffering from intestinal disorders, bloating, excessive phlegm and tooth disease should avoid the consumption of jujube fruit.

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