Jujube, also known as Chinese date or red date, is a small, sweet fruit native to China. It has a round or oval shape and a thin, edible skin that ranges in color from green to red or brown when ripe. The flesh of the fruit is firm and has a texture similar to an apple. It is also white or pale yellow in color and has a sweet, slightly tangy flavor. Jujube is often eaten fresh or used to make desserts, such as candies and pastries. It is also a good source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, potassium, and iron. When ripe, the fruit will be firm to the touch and have a slightly sweet aroma. It can be stored at room temperature until it is ripe, and then refrigerated until it is ready to be eaten.