These red dried fruits, with pits that resemble date pits, have a wrinkled skin and a sweet-tart flavor. Jujubes have medicinal properties, and they have many uses in Korean cuisine as a sweetener and garnish.

Look for them at Korean or other Asian markets. Store in a zipper-lock plastic bag in the freezer.


Recipes that use dried jujubes (daechu):


  1. OhioMu Lancaster, OH joined 1/18 & has 3 comments

    I bought jujubes from the refrigerated section. Can I freeze what I am not using right now and take them out as I need them for future recipes? Thank you! :0)

  2. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,045 comments

    You could make tea. Boil some with water until the water turns reddish. You could add a few roots of dried ginseng, too.

  3. meimei50 Wisconsin joined 4/11 & has 5 comments

    I am making this soup right now and I can’t wait to try it. But now that I have this big bag of dates I am wondering how they can be used in other dishes – can they be used in the same way as medjool dates? (though the red dates are much less sweet), perhaps in porridge? I’m curious about other uses for this fruit. Thanks Maangchi!

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