Products

Brentwood Rare Fruit Farm produces organically and sells to the public directly the following products:

  1. Jujube (Chinese red date), Cultivars: Honey Jar, Sugar cane, Shanxi Li, Li, GA 866 and Sherwood.

  2. Pakistan Mulberry Fruits

  3. Pakistan Mulberry Leaf Tea

About our products

Jujube (Chinese red date)

People also call Jujube red date or Chinese red date. It is originated in China where they have been cultivated for more than 4,000 years.

The fruit is a drupe, with shapes varying from round to elongate and sizes from cherry like to plum-like. When it ripens, it goes through from green to red-colored spots. The fully mature fruit is entirely red. The fruits can be eaten fresh and dried. Most people prefer them before fully mature, as the flesh is crisp and sweet, reminiscent of an apple. If the fruit is picked green, it will not ripen but turn red, and there is no sugar build up even when it turns red because unlike peaches and pears, jujubes need photosynthethesis to build up the sugar content in the fruits before harvesting from the tree, because of this, it is better to wait until the fruits is shining yellow with some hue of red (for Shanxi Li) or at least 50% of the skin turn red before picking it off the tree for best flavor.

All varieties that grow in our farm are good for fresh eating.  If you want to pick/buy more and preserve it for later enjoyment, Sugar Cane and Honey Jar are best for drying; the relatively smaller size makes them easy to dry and the sweetness and texture of the flesh make them the best of drying red dates.  Shanxi Li is the best for making jujube paste in addition to fresh eating, simply because the fruit is big and sweet, resembling a small apple.  GA866 is good for everything because of its medium size, sweetness and texture. Jujube paste can be used in bakery or to make smoothie with milk.  You can add the smoothie to your oatmeal or cereal or simply enjoy a cup of jujube smoothie, the sweetness and the special aroma of jujube will make your breakfast like heaven, you can’t resist it.  Homemade jujube paste does not contain any additives and preservatives, only the natural flavor and sweetness, safe and healthy.  If it is refrigerator kept (frozen), jujube paste can last up to one year, and it is still very fresh.

Homemade jujube paste method: wash clean the fresh jujube fruits, put in pressure cooker, add a little bit of water in the pot so that the fruits do not get burned.  Select high pressure 4 minutes, natural release, wait until the jujubes completely cool down, remove the stones by hand, put in small zip bags, and freeze it.  Defrost before use.

Jujube fruit harvesting season in our farm is September and October, depending on the varieties and the weather.

Jujube contains 20 times more vitamin C than any other citrus fruit, thus it is commonly called the “King of Vitamin C.”  Jujube fruits have been very popular in the Chinese community as well as in other nations in Asia.

Medical studies show that jujube fruits have the capacity helping lower blood pressure, treat anemia and inhibit the growth of tumor cells that can lead to leukemia [1]. Jujube fruits benefit the skin care and diminish wrinkles. They help keep your cholesterol levels in the normal range. The substance found in jujube fruits may help reduce the risk of cancer and benefit liver, digestion and treat anxiety as well as sleeping promoting [2][3][4][5].

[1] Fitoterapia vol. 90 2014

[2] Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2017

[3] Chinese Dates, 2016

[4] Pharm Res. 2010 Jun; 27960: 962-978.

[5] Michael J Breus, Ph.D. "How Jujube Can Improve Your Sleep and Health", Psychology Today, Sept 28, 2018

Pakistan Mulberry

 

Pakistan mulberry was originated in Islamabad, Pakistan. It produces incredibly large 4” long ruby red-purple fruits, thus it is often called “the Queen of mulberry.” Pakistan mulberry fruits are juicy, delicious and nutritious, tasted sweet with a very special type of fragrance. The fruits can be eaten fresh or dried for tasty snacks. It can also be frozen to be used as topping in cake or yogurt or to make smoothie. Pakistan mulberry has some characteristics that other mulberries don’t have: it is a “friendly” fruit, its juice doesn’t stain your clothes and there are no crunching seeds inside the fruit to get stuck in your teeth while you are eating.

 

The Pakistan mulberry season in our farm is from May to June. During the harvest season, we will pre-pick the fruits and post the information in the wechat groups and on our website, you can contact us via wechat, text message, email, or simply call our farm phone number to place an order in advance, and then come to our farm to pick up the order when it is ready. We welcome wechat group purchase. Please scan (or long press) the QR code below to join the wechat group “ Brentwood 有机巴桑鲜枣园 ”.

Pakistan Mulberry Leaf Tea

We make, pack and sell mulberry leaf tea in our farm using the mulberry leaves grow in our farm only.  After we collect the mulberry leaves from the tree, we wash the leaves clean, slice it and steam it so that the freshness of the mulberry leaves is mostly preserved. We also knead the tea like we do to the dough, to break the texture in the tea leaves, which will make it easier to release the aroma and nutrient to the water when making a cup of tea.  Pakistan mulberry leaf tea has a very special type of aroma and mellow taste. 

By searching online, you can find that mulberry leaf tea is considered as a super food by many health and nutrition experts like Dr. Oz. The tea helps stabilize the blood sugar level and this will possibly help people with diabetes. By keeping the blood sugar levels steady, it may diminish feeling of hunger and naturally lead to reduced food consumption. As a result, mulberry leaf tea is used to aid weight loss. A few cups of mulberry leaf tea everyday could help you move toward your goal weight.  In Japanese tradition, people drink mulberry leaf tea to help them to lose weight.  Mulberry leaf tea does not contain caffeine, some of our customers even use mulberry leaf tea with goji berry and jujube slice (Chinese red dates, which grow in our farm) to make a cup of tea to help them sleep well at night.  Mulberry leaf tea is also tried for treating high cholesterol levels and high blood pressure.  According to the traditional Chinese medicine, mulberry leaf tea also helps people purify the lung and the liver.

Mulberry leaf tea also helps skin conditions.  There are two kinds of sores: canker sore (ulcer) and cold sore (fever blister), mulberry leaf tea can help both conditions.  Experience shown that combine mulberry leaf tea with chrysanthemum to make tea is very effective for treating pimples, nodules and cysts (the kind of chrysanthemum that Chinese people use to make tea).

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  Please consult your doctor before using this product.

Based on our customers’ feedbacks, growing our fruit tress 100% organic way truly makes the difference in the flavor and taste of our fruits and mulberry leaf tea. Our customers are very happy to have a chance to buy the chemical free fruits and mulberry leaf tea from a source that they can trust.  

How to buy

Organic Fresh jujube fruit (Sept - Oct) 1) Pre pick, place order and pick up in the farm, 2) mail order, we mail out jujubes nationwide.

People who want to buy our products can watch our announcement in our website www.brentwoodrarefruitfarm.com , or our wechat group “ Brentwood 有机巴桑鲜枣园 ”, please scan (long press) the wechat QR code to join “ Brentwood 有机巴桑鲜枣园 ” or send inquiry to us through email janexiulee@gmail.com. Call/text Jane Lee at 630-709-9647,  to place order.  We welcome wechat group purchase.

Organic Fresh jujube fruits price: The jujube fruit season is over for 2019. We will announce the price when the season is back for 2020. Usually late August is the time we start to harvest jujube fruit. 

Organic Fresh Pakistan Mulberry Fruits (May - June):  We pre-pick fresh Pakistan mulberry fruits.  Please contact us to place an order and come to pick up at the farm when it is in season, which is between May and June.  We will announce the price in our website and our wechat group when it is in season.

Organic Pakistan Mulberry Leaf Tea (All year round): 

We sell our organic Pakistan Mulberry leaf tea on Amazon, Etsy and eBay.  You can use the keyword "organic mulberry leaf tea" or "brentwood rare fruit farm" to search our mulberry leaf tea.

If you want to contact us to place an order and pick up the tea onsite, the price are: Packed in a mylar resealable bag, $9/2oz /bag, packed in a kitchen zip bag, $15/4oz/bag.

Payment method: We accept cash (onsite only), Zelle (Jane Lee, 630-709-9647), Venmo (account: @Jane-X-Lee),  PayPal (account: 630-709-9647), and credit card (Visa, Master, Discover, and American Express).

Contact us

Address: 3028 Propeller Lane, Brentwood, CA 94513

Phone: 630-709-9647 (Jane cell)

Email: janexiulee@gmail.com

Wechat: you can scan (or long press) the QR code to enter the group chat “ Brentwood 有机巴桑鲜枣园 ”.

Your supports are very much appreciated!  Together we grow!

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