Red dates are actually classified as drupes, a category of fruit that includes mangoes, olives and coffee. They are a member of the Rhamnaceae family, which contains buckthorn. The fruit is harvested in the early autumn when the fruit is ripe.
Native to Southeastern China and parts of Australia. They are also now cultivated in many places and can be found growing in Southern Europe and parts of the Southern United States.
Jujubes are considered an “elixir of life.” A common slogan on supermarket packages of jujubes in China is, “Three red dates a day keep you young forever.” They have a long history of being considered excellent at building strength and extending life. Good quality red jujubes are thick, full and have very small, if any, pits.
We source ours from sunny Santa Barbara, California. Famous for its rich soil, the Cuyama Valley is heated by the sun each day and cooled by the western sea breeze each evening. These swings in temperature are important for your taste buds, as they encourage the maximum production of sugars for optimum flavor of the tree-ripened fruit. Organic, non-gmo, California-grown jujubes, they are tree-ripened, then sun-dried, hand-picked, and packed in re-sealable bags so they are easy to enjoy at home or on the go. A touch of sweet, with notes of fig and caramel, and marshmallow-y soft – a slightly chewy treat that is ready to eat! Sustainably grown, kosher, vegan, and gluten-free.
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