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Abalone Soup with American Ginseng

5,000 years of Chinese history and culture provides a rich source of herbal soups and knowledge. Using herbal plants in everyday cooking to help bring health, balance, and happiness. They have a saying “医食同源” which means food and herbal medicine are from the same root, a balance of nutrition through diet.

Abalone holds significant cultural significant in Asian Cuisine, particularly in China, and is considered to be one of the eight “marine treasures”. It has been referred to as the “cow of the sea” grazing on seaweed and said to represent “health”. Its nutritional benefits include strengthening the immune system, improving appetite, good for eye health, as well as being a good source of nutrition. Abalone is very high in protein and contains a wonderful and unique blend of important vitamins and minerals including but not limited to, calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, beta carotene, yet the fat content remains extremely low, and it contains almost no cholesterol.

Our Ready-to-Eat Abalone Soup with Herbs Range has been artfully prepared to create a sublime balance of flavours. Our Abalone Soup with American Ginseng, has been cooked with a range of delicious and nutritious herbal ingredients and contains no added MSG:

  • Whole Abalone 鮑魚

  • American Ginseng 花旗參(西洋參)

  • Red Date 雞心紅棗

  • Yuzhu 玉竹

  • Mandarin Peel 陈皮

What have these herbal ingredients traditionally been used for over the centuries in Chinese cooking to aid with? What benefit are they believed to hold?

American Ginseng is prized among traditional Chinese medicine for the ability to balance ying and yang forces in the body, anti-inflammatory properties, and ability to treat a wide range of ailments. As an ingredient, American Ginseng, brings a hint of bitterness and sweetness to the food, and is traditionally used in cooking to aid with:

  • Boosting the immune system.

  • The strengthening of the central nervous system.

  • The protection of the cardiovascular system.

  • Promoting the body’s metabolism to reduce fatigue.

  • The nourishment of the kidney, heart, and skin.

  • Assisting with delaying ageing.

Red Dates have been used as not only food, but a medicinal herb for thousands of years in China. They are known as the “King of Fruits” and “Natural Vitamin Pills” for their rich source of vitamins and minerals. They are used in traditional Chinese medicine to provide a good balance of nutrients to the body including antioxidants, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium, sodium, iron, fibre and protein. As an ingredient, Red Dates are traditionally used in cooking to aid with:

  • Providing a boost of nutrients to the body.

  • Help to moisturise the heart and lungs.

  • In relieving the symptoms of coughs.

  • In treating the depletion of the body and replenishing organs.

Yuzhu is regarded in traditional Chinese medicine for being able to restore the balance of the body, nourishing the yin, providing Vitamin A, and is believed to be good for the lungs and stomach. It has been traditionally used in Chinese cooking to aid with:

  • Nourishing and strengthening the lungs and the stomach.

  • Promoting the body’s natural fluid regulation and aiding in the treatment of thirst.

  • Moisturising the dryness of the body.

  • Supporting skin health.

  • The treatment of coughs.

Dried Mandarin Peel is as name describes the sun-dried peel of the mandarin fruit. It has been traditionally used in Chinese cooking to boost flavour with its distinct bitter and sweet taste and to aid with:

  • Regulating the Qi and warming properties.

  • Relieving body heat and dampness.

  • Assisting in the removal of phlegm, and healthy function of the lungs.

  • Nourishment of the spleen.

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