Nutritional value of jujube
|What is a “portion” of jujube worth?|
|Weight / volume||Raw 70 g (5 medium)||Dried 35 g|
|Calories||55 kcal||100 kcal|
|Carbohydrates||14.2 g||25.8 g|
|Vitamin C||48 mg||4.6 mg|
Health effects of jujube
Vitamin C / antioxidants
The jujube contains vitamin C, or 48 mg per serving. In addition to its antioxidant role, vitamin C contributes to the maintenance of skin integrity, helps wound healing, protects cells from premature aging caused by free radicals and facilitates immune functions. In addition, it facilitates the absorption of non-heme iron of plant origin.
Using the jujube
The jujube can be eaten as it is as a fruit. It can also be dried or made into juice. In some countries, the flesh is pounded with sugar and other fruits in a cake that can dry in the sun. In Reunion Island, the fruit is used for the preparation of rum, a preparation in which various ingredients such as leaves or fruits have been macerated.
A word from the nutritionist
Because of its interesting vitamin C content, jujube is an interesting food to try to integrate into your daily life. For lovers of dried fruit, it will satisfy you.