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July 26 2014

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Fruit For Thought

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JUJUBE / (joo-joo-bee) / n. / 1. Also known as Ziziphus zizyphus, a deciduous fruit-bearing shrub native to Southern Asia; / n. / 2. Commonly called the Chinese date, or “red date,” an edible, oval-shaped, pitted fruit with a smooth green skin that tastes similar to an apple before it ripens and then turns purplish-black with a sweet and juicy flavor when fully matured; / n. / 3. A popular crystallized fruit snack; / n. / 4. A fruit seed extract with known anti-inflammatory, revitalizing, and antiaging properties that can serve as a skin-firming agent when applied topically, “jujubes are a sweet treat for your complexion.”


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