无芯 开边 红皮湘莲子（16 oz/包）
Lotus Seeds /Xiang Lian Zi (16 oz/Bag)
Like Lian zi, this is the mature seed of the water lily plant. The differences between Xianglianzi (lotus seed with brown inner hull) and Bailianzi (white lotus seed) are as follows:
- Xianglian seeds (with hull) have high protein content and a low fat content. It has delicate meat, a sweet glutinous taste, and total sugar and protein content rank first in China's three major lotus species. White lotus seed is rich in starch, protein and raffinose (a complex carbohydrate composed of glucose, fructose, and galactose.) But its nutritional content is not as good as Xianglian seed.
- Both Xianglianzi and Bailianzi invigorate qi, nourish the heart and kidney, calm the mind, strengthen the spleen and stomach, etc. However, Xianglianzi focuses more on qi and blood, while Bailianzi (white lotus seed) focuses more on clearing nervous disorders. See: Dried Lian Zi: Item Number: 541216
- Bailianzi is used to treat lung inflammation and dry cough, women's irregular menstruation, gastritis, constipation and other diseases. Whereas Xianglianzi (with the hull) is used to clear away inflammation and detoxify, and tonify blood and qi.
The taste is sweet and astringent.
Tradtional Indications are chronic spleen deficiency and diarrhea, kidney deficiency with nocturnal emission, chronic leukorrhea, incontinense, restlessness, panic, and insomnia. It enters the meridians of Heart, Spleen, Kidney, Stomach, Liver, and Bladder channels
Lotus Seed Recipes:
Tremella Lotus Seed Soup
Tremella, aka White Fungus, is cooling, moistening and nourishing. Lotus seed is astringent and improves many aspects of energy and health.
Lotus seeds 50 grams, white fungus 30 grams, rock sugar 100 grams.
Soak the lotus seeds and white fungus in water and rinse. Place the lotus seeds, white fungus and rock sugar into a bowl, add the appropriate amount of water, steam it in a steamer for 1 hour.
Lotus Seed Pork Belly
Used for spleen and stomach deficiency and weak qi. It is suitable for diseases such as lack of appetite, weight loss, chronic diarrhea and edema.
1 pork belly, 40 lotus seeds, sesame oil, salt, green onion(scallion), fresh ginger, and raw garlic.
Wash the pork belly with water. To stuff it with lotus seed: Add lotus seeds on top and fasten the meat around the seeds with thread. Put this into a pot, add water, and stew it thoroughly. When done, remove and let it cool. Cut the pork belly into slices and put them in a dish together with lotus seeds.
The sauce: Mix sesame oil, salt, sliced green onion, fresh ginger, garlic and other seasonings with pork belly shreds and lotus seeds. It can be served alone or as a side dish with meals.