This is my second challenge. Seeing that there is no challenge on fruits I decided to start one. Fruits are one of the things that we humans need to eat in order to live a balanced life.
How Does It Work?
This Fruit of the Day challenge is a daily challenge.
Be creative and challenge yourself.
Last but not least, ENJOY and have FUN.
Create a Yummy Fruit of the Day post
- Then add a link to your blog in my comment box.
- To make it easy for others to check out your photos and post, title your blog post “Queen Nandini’s Yummy Fruit of the Day Challenge” or “YFOTD” tag.
- Remember to Follow My Blog to get your weekly reminders.
I usually will respond to your entry on your blog, rather than on my page.
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Ziziphus jujuba (zízyphon) commonly called jujube (sometimes jujuba), red date, Chinese date, is a species of Ziziphus in the buckthorn family (Rhamnaceae). The fruit is an edible oval drupe 1.5–3 centimetres (0.59–1.18 in) deep; when immature it is smooth-green, with the consistency and taste of an apple with lower acidity, maturing brown to purplish-black, and eventually wrinkled, looking like a small date. There is a single hard kernel, similar to an olive pit, containing two seeds.
Its precise natural distribution is uncertain due to extensive cultivation, but is thought to be in southern Asia, between Lebanon, northern India, and southern and central China, and possibly also southeastern Europe though more likely introduced there. This plant has been introduced in Madagascar and grows as an invasive species in the western part of the island. Jujube was domesticated in south Asia by 9000 BC. In Arabic-speaking regions the jujube and alternatively the species Z. lotus are closely related to the lote-trees (sing. “sidrah”, pl. “sidr”) which are mentioned in the Quran, while in Palestine it is rather the species Z. spina-christi that is called sidr.