Jujube is a type of fruit, and it is also known as red and Chinese grape. These are small round fruits having seeds inside them. It is grown on trees or flowering shrubs. When they become ripe, their color turns to dark red or purple. They can also get dried and used in different candies and desserts. They are also beneficial for human health. They help us in improving our sleep and decrease anxiety. It is also a rich source of nutrients. It is low in calories and rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
It also helps in digestion and boosts immunity to fight cancer cells. Jujube has a fresh sweet taste which is itself used as a snack. It consists of seed which is needed to be removed before consuming it. Dried jujubes are also used in different parts of the world as candy and as ingredients in different food. So, the question we have to answer is that does it go bad or not? The answer is Yes, it can go bad if not stored properly. Let’s discuss the storage conditions of Jujube.
How to store Jujube?
The lifetime of different types of foods can be short or long, depending upon the conditions in which they have been stored. Let’s discuss in the article below the techniques and ways in which Jujube can be stored.
In the pantry
If you want to consume the Jujube, quickly store it in the pantry or kitchen counter. It cannot last long that much in the unstable temperature, so make sure that you place it in the stable room temperature and airtight container not to get spoiled easily.
Away from sunlight
As every type of fruit gets in touch with the sunlight or any heat source, it gets spoiled easily. The Jujube can also get spoiled if stored in the sunlight or near to any heat source. It can not bear that much heat. To make the Jujube last long, store it in a cool and dark place so that we can consume it later without any fear of spoilage.
In the refrigerator
The fruit’s normal life can be stored in the refrigerator and enjoyed later with no change in taste and quality. The Jujube can also be stored in the refrigerator and used later with no fear of any spoilage. To store the Jujube in the refrigerator, place it in an airtight container or refrigerator bag. In this way, we can prevent it from getting spoiled for a long time and enjoy it later.
Can you freeze Jujube
If you want to increase the lifetime of any food and fruit, store it in the freezer. The quality will become different with time but can be stored for a much longer time than that of the pantry and refrigerator and with no fear of spoilage.
The Jujube can also be stored in the freezer to increase its lifetime. First, to freeze the Jujube, make sure that it is placed in an airtight container or a heavy-duty freezer bag to last long and be prevented from getting spoiled. Storing in the freezer is the technique in which Jujube can last longer than all of the storage conditions. Its quality will become different with time, but one will use it for a longer time.
How long can Jujube last?
The longevity of any food depends on its storage conditions. If it is stored in the proper way and technique, it can last long, and if not, it cannot last much longer, and we will have to throw it away. Let’s discuss in the article below that in which way it can last long.
If stored in the pantry or on the kitchen counter at stable room temperature, away from any source of heat and sunlight, and in an airtight container, it can last long up to 6 or 12 months without any fear of spoilage. The main condition in which we will be able to use it for this long is the stable temperature.
If stored in the refrigerator in its proper way and technique in an airtight container, it will last long to 6 or 12 months. If Jujube is properly stored in the freezer in an airtight container and freezer bag, it will last for 12 or 18 months. It will be safe to use it after that, but its quality will differ.
How to tell if Jujube is bad
There are several ways in which every food or fruit can be spotted for spoilage and can be identified that to consume or use it further or not. Let’s discuss one by one the techniques in which we can spot bad Jujube. The first spot is to look after its smell; if you feel an unpleasant or off smell discard the Jujube and don’t use it further. The other way is to look after its appearance; if there is any sign of mold or color change, throw it away and discard it.