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Abalone Soup with Cordyceps Flowers

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 Cordyceps Flowers, has been cooked with a range of delicious and nutritious herbal ingredients and contains no added MSG:

  • Whole Abalone 鮑魚

  • Cordyceps Flowers 蟲草花

  • Yam 山藥

  • Sweet Lyctum 枸杞

  • Yuzhu 玉竹

  • Ginger 姜

  • 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?

Cordyceps Flowers are regarding in traditional Chinese Medicine for their benefits to liver and kidney health, and treatment of chronic cough and asthma. They are traditionally used in cooking to aid with:

  • Treatment of chronic cough and removal of phlegm.

  • Boosting the immunity of the upper respiratory tract.

  • Nourishment and benefiting the healthy functioning of the lungs and kidney.

  • Due to its high fibre content, also helping in lowering cholesterol and clearing the intestines.

Chinese Yam looks like chalk and is tasteless, but it is hailed for its wide range of health benefits in traditional Chinese medicine including the replenishment of qi and removing heat from the body. It is traditionally used in cooking to aid with:

  • Supporting the digestive system and promoting normal body fluid levels.

  • Supporting healthy functioning of the kidney, liver, and spleen.

  • Replenishing qi and nourishing yin.

  • Strengthening of bones and muscles.

Sweet Lyctum, also known as Goji Berries, is regarded in traditional Chinese Medicine as they are a great source of antioxidants. They are used traditionally in cooking to aid with:

  • Nourishment and supporting kidney and liver health.

  • Benefiting eye health and sight.

  • Regulate the body’s fluids and metabolism.

  • Assisting with anti-aging.

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.

Ginger is used ease muscle and joint pain, support healthy cholesterol levels and healthy brain function in traditional Chinese medicines. It is used in traditionally Chinese cooking to provide a slightly peppery and sweet taste to food as well as aid in:

  • Reducing the effects of nausea.

  • Alleviating cold symptoms.

  • Support healthy cholesterol levels.

  • Support healthy brain function.

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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