Benefits of Jujube Fruit

The fruit jujube, or ‘ber’ is used in foods in various forms and is also eaten as a snack, purely for its taste. Keeping the taste factor aside, this little fruit is full of health benefits as well. Packed with nutrition, jujube has a thin edible skin and sweet, agreeable flavor and helps in amplifying your beauty and improving your health.

Jujube Fruit Nutrition:

The jujube fruit has plenty of vitamins and minerals, and is especially rich in vitamin C. It is also an excellent source of calcium, pyridoxine (vitamin B6), thiamin, iron, niacin, and riboflavin.

This is why these fruits are used in many conventional medicines to cure infections, nervousness, and to improve digestion.

For every 100 gms of jujube fruit, the nutritional value of Jujube fruit is as follows:

Total Calories: 79

Protein: 1.9 g

Fat: 0.4 g

Carbohydrate: 20.2 g

Nutrients    Amount    %Daily Value

Calcium    21 mg    2.1 %

Copper    0.07 mg    3.65 %

Iron    0.48 mg    2.67 %

Magnesium    10 mg    2.5 %

Manganese    0.08 mg    4.2 %

Phosphorus    23 mg    2.3 %

Potassium    250 mg    7.14 %

Selenium    –    –

Sodium    3 mg    0.12 %

Zinc    0.05 mg    0.33 %

Vitamin A    40 IU    0.8 %

Vitamin C    69 mg    115 %

Vitamin B6    0.08 mg    4.05 %

Vitamin E    –    –

Vitamin K    –    –

Riboflavin    0.04 mg    2.35 %

Thiamin    0.02 mg    1.33 %

Folate    –    –

Niacin    0.9 mg    4.5 %

Sugars    –    –

Fiber    –    –

Cholesterol    0 mg    0 %

Water    77.86 g    7.14 %

Carotene, alpha    –    –

Carotene, beta    –    –

Choline    –    –

Lycopene    –    –

Benefits of Jujube Fruit:

Health Benefits:

1. Regulates blood circulation

2. Improves bone strength

3. Controls weight

4. Boosts immunity

5. Reduces anxiety and stress

6. Treats cancer

7. Helps in digestion

8. Skin care

9. Detoxifies blood

10. Helps in sleeping well

Things to remember:

•    Diabetics should avoid jujube fruit as it can lower the blood sugar levels.

•    Pregnant and breast-feeding moms should avoid this fruit.

•    If you are allergic to latex, it means that you’re allergic to zizyphus (meaning jujube). Hence those who are latex-sensitive need to avoid this fruit.

-Sumana