Did you ever know that red dates are also known as jujube or ziziphus jujuba? It kind of reminds me of the gibberish phrase ‘zzi zzi pong‘ from a Korean drama that I watched recently, but that’s something else altogether.
Red dates are commonly used by the East, South and South East Asian populations as a main ingredient to brew soups and drinks, as well as a side ingredient in desserts and cakes. As a fruit of the jujube plant, red dates are very sweet and contain loads of vitamin C, supposedly more than that of an average-sized apple. In addition, the longer dates are left to mature, the sweeter they become; that is the reason why preserved dates taste so much softer and more saccharine, compared to the fresh ones.
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