A Deep Dive into... Red Dates

A Deep Dive into... Red Dates

A Brief History of this Subtle yet Powerful Fruit

Also known as Jujube, this powerful fruit is packed with essential vitamins and minerals. Native to China, these dates are energising fruits that have robust health properties. Crisp and brightly flavoured, with sweet tasting notes, they can be eaten fresh, raw or infused in tea. Red dates are strong appetite stimulants and help aid digestion. 


Did you know?

In Traditional Chinese Medicine concoctions, red dates play the key role of a 'harmoniser'. It enhances the overall effects of any concoction by bringing together all the ingredients in a blend, elevating the concoction's efficacy. This powerful 'harmoniser' also balances out the over stimulatory effects of certain herbs, making it easily digestible, even for those with weaker digestive systems.


Chinese Dates vs Brown Dates

Dates are definitely not foreign to us, but did you know that there are distinct differences between Chinese Dates and Brown Dates? Not only did they hail from different parts of the world, they also have different key benefits while sharing similarities as well. Do not fret, TILY has it all broken down for you 😉



Key Benefits of Red Dates



Our immune system is like the protector of our body to fend against external harmful organisms such as bacteria and viruses. Red Dates increase the production of immune cells and boosts the functions of these fighters to strengthen and protect our bodies, preventing bacteria and viruses from entering and harming our normal cells. 

As powerful stimulators of our immune system, it acts to give our protective system a boost of energy, strengthening the system when fighting against harmful invaders.




Rich in amino acids, it promotes protein synthesis which strengthens and enhances the protection of our liver. It also contains components which can control the activity of hepatitis viral infections. 




These jujube fruits are an excellent source of iron - a vital component of the red blood cell. These iron-rich fruits will help to increase the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood which aids in alleviating anemia (lack of blood) caused by menstruation and childbirth. It also contains essential signal molecules that enhances metabolism and accelerates reproduction of new blood cells in the bone marrow. 




In Traditional Chinese Medicine, red dates are often associated with the ability to 'calm the mind'. These dates contain saponin which is a natural 'sleep promoter'. Low doses of these powerful fruits help ease anxiety and calm the nerves. 




Loaded with Vitamins C and P, red dates enhances skin elasticity and radiance. Enriching the skin with essential minerals to promote a smooth and healthy complexion. Vitamin C can resist oxidation and prevents the accumulation of melanin inside the human body which greatly aids in preventing wrinkles from forming. Its soothing and anti-aging properties elevates overall skin health and promotes radiant complexion.




The key to good gut health is to maintain a healthy digestive tract. These jujube fruits can alleviate digestive problems such as the lack of appetite, diarrhoea and constipation. Red dates can strengthen the stomach and optimise organ function by replenishing blood and promoting nutrient absorption.



Infusing Red Dates into our Daily Routine

Amidst the hustle and bustle of our busy cosmopolitan life, it is ever important for us to be at our best and perform. These fruits work wonders for our body, enhancing our overall well-being, allowing us to be the best versions of ourselves and face the world with confidence.

We bring you these traditional goodness in our exquisite tea blends. Just steep, sip and enjoy!