Big Jujube Dates (Da Hong Zao) 1kg

£20.00

The Giant Jujube Dates (Da Hong Zao) are specially sourced from Xinjiang Province, in China near Mongolia and the middle East. Being a desert, the climate here is very hot and dry. This variety of red dates can grow 2-3 times larger than the average Hong Zao – even bigger than a chicken egg! This fruit is a delicious treat and much more fleshy than the typical variety of Hong Zao.

Grown without the use of pesticides and dried naturally (100% non-sulphur treated).

  • Description

    The Giant Jujube Dates (Da Hong Zao) are specially sourced from is from Xinjiang Province in China, right next to Mongolia and Kazakhstan in the Middle East, so you can imagine how hot and dry the climate is! Hong Zao thrives in dry climates with very little rainfall and prefers being in the sun. 

    This variety of dates can grow 2-3 times larger than the average Hong Zao – even bigger than a chicken egg! This fruit is a delicious treat and much more fleshy than the typical variety of Hong Zao.

    Jujube dates are red in colour and have a crisp skin with soft, juicy flesh that is delightfully sweet.

    Dried Giant Jujube Dates are widely used in Chinese cooking and in Chinese herbal formulas. They are a warming fruit and good for tonifying the blood and qi (energy), and also treating the spleen and stomach.

    They are also high in antioxidants and an excellent source of vitamin C, calcium, iron and B vitamins.  

    Although jujube dates have many health benefits, they are also high in fructose so consumption should be limited.

    Our Giant Jujube Dates are grown without the use of pesticides and dried naturally (100% non-sulphur treated). We take a natural and traditional approach to growing our dates, as we believe that this is the only way to produce a product that has the appropriate nutritional and medicinal qualities.

    Recipes

    Giant Jujube Dates can be eaten by themselves as a sweet treat or you can put them in a number of different dishes and drinks:

    Why not try Wood Ear and Red Date Soup? Wood ear helps reduce blood pressure, lower cholesterol and improve blood circulation. The dates give it a sweeter taste.

    Jujube Tea is extremely easy to make and tastes good too!

    You can also try making a Korean Short Rib Stew with Dried Jujubes and Chestnuts.

  • Additional information

    Weight 1.2 kg
    Weight

    1kg

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