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Recipes recommended during Chushu (2)

(People's Daily Online)

12:25, August 22, 2012

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Snow fungus and pear stew

Steep snow fungus in water of room temperature and cut pears into slices of 0.5 centimeter thick. Put the foods into a pot then stew for several minutes and sever it hot or cold. Add sugar with personal preference.

Snow fungus, also called silver ear fungus or white jelly mushroom, is traditionally used in sweet dishes in Chinese cuisine. While tasteless, it is valued for its gelatinous texture as well as its supposed medicinal benefits. Pears are a good source of dietary fiber and a good source of vitamin C. Snow fungus and pear stew might relief and prevent cough, asthma and constipation.

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