Jujubes a.k.a. Chinese Dates (Ziziphus jujuba)
Jujubes (also known as Chinese Dates) have been domesticated for their fruit for more than 11,000 years. For the past four millenia at least, they have been used in Chinese and Persian medicine to alleviate coughs, colds and flu-like symptoms. jujubes contain a wide array of different nutrients, including magnesium, potassium, copper, niacin, calcium, manganese, phosphorus, and iron. They contain 20 times more vitamin C than any citrus fruit, strengthening the immune system and fighting infections. Medical studies have found that jujube fruits have the capacity help lower blood pressure, reverse liver disease, treat anemia, and inhibit the growth of tumor cells that can lead to leukemia.
Origin: Yunnan, China