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Red Dates Recipes For New Mothers

June 14, 2018

jujube red dates logan soup

These simple but nutritious recipes using the red dates / jujube fruit help aid recovery for new moms who recently gave birth. They are a fixture on the "confinement period menu" for new moms in the Far East. 
However, they are also suitable for anyone who would like to simply pamper themselves a little. 

Recipe 1: Red Date Tea

  • 8 dried red dates / jujube fruit (find red dates here)
  • 3 slices of fresh ginger
  • 400 ml of water
  1. Put red dates / jujube and fresh ginger into a small sauce pan and boil on a very low heat for two hours.
  2. Drink hot (but let it cool down a little first)

Red Date Jujube Ginger Tea

Recipe 2: Sweet Potato And Red Date Soup

  • 500 gr sweet potatoes
  • 50 gr fresh ginger
  • 5 cups of water
  • 10 red dates / jujube fruit (find red dates here)
  • 15 dried longan
  • Optional: 2 tbsp brown sugar
  1. Peel, wash and cut the sweet potatoes into cubes. Peel ginger and cut into thick slices.
  2. Boil the sweet potato, ginger, red dates, logan and simmer for at least 30 minutes until the sweet potatoes are soft. Add brown sugar if you prefer. 
  3. Enjoy hot. 

Red Date Jujube Herbal Soup Postpartum Chinese Confinement

You can find lovely red dates / jujube fruits here, or send a care parcel to a friend who recently gave birth. To learn more about the Asian post-natal confinement practices, you can read our blog post here