Chinese date is also called jujube, available in either red (red date, hongzao 红枣) or black (black date or heizao 黑枣). It is recognized as one of five most important fruits after peach, plum, waxberry, and apricot in Chinese culture. The freshly harvested as well as the candied dried fruits are often eaten as a snack or with tea, tonic soup or rice congee. Jujube syrup containing jujube fruits is available in glass jars and jujube tea in the form of teabags as well as jujube soups in forms of extracts or cereal powders are also collected in this website: See jujube snack, jujube syrup, tea and powders.

Chinese date is used in traditional medicine for stress alleviation, antifungal, antibacterial, antiulcer, anti-inflammatory, sedative, antispastic, antifertility, contraception, hypotensive and Antinephritic, cardiotonic, antioxidant, immunostimulant and wound healing.