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 Dried Scallop, has been cooked with a range of delicious and nutritious herbal ingredients and contains no added MSG:
Whole Abalone 鮑魚
Dried Scallop 瑤柱 (元貝)
Dried Mushroom 香菇
Red Date 雞心紅棗
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?
Dried Scallops are a rich source of nutrients including protein, carbohydrates, calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, and vitamin A, as well as being low in fat. It is traditionally used in cooking not just for their yummy taste but to nourish the yin and also to aid with:
The regulation of the stomach and assisting the digestive system.
Nourishment and replenishing of the liver and kidney.
Promoting blood circulation.
Dried Mushrooms have been regarded in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years for their variety of health effects. They are rich in essential fatty acids, and are traditionally used in cooking for their delicious taste, but also to aid with:
Boosting the immune system.
In helping to lower blood lipids and cholesterol.
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.