Welcome to the brand new site for everyone interested in Jujubes in Western Australia
Here at the WA Jujube Growers site we are trying to promote the industry and the consumtion of a fantastic fruit that promises benifits in every healthy diet.
What is the Jujube?.
The Jujube fruit comes from a small deciduous tree or shrub reaching a height of 5–12 metres (16–39 ft), usually with thorny branches. . The flowers are small, 5 millimetres (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, maturing brown to purplish-black and eventually wrinkled, looking like a small date. There is a single hard stone similar to an olive stone.
What else Jujube known as around the world.
Jujube fruit is called ?? (hóng zao) or just ? (zao) in Mandarin Chinese,"pomme surette" in French, "bor" in Konkani and Marathi, "ber" in Hindi, kul in Bengali,borai in Bangladesh, ilanthappazham or badari in Malayalam, and "Regi pandu" in Telugu. It is called zinzell in Malta. In Vietnamese, the fruit is called "táo tàu," which translates to "Chinese apple. It is known widely.
WA Jujube Growers Association Inc.
Any Medicinal Qualities.
The fruits and seeds are used in Chinese and Korean traditional medicine, where they are believed to alleviate stress, and traditionally for antifungal, antibacterial, antiulcer, anti-inflammatory, sedative, antispastic, antifertility/contraception, hypotensive and antinephritic, cardiotonic, antioxidant, immunostimulant, and wound healing properties. The jujube-based Australian drink 1-bil avoids making specific stress-related claims, but does suggest drinking 1-bil "when you feel yourself becoming distressed".