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(People's Daily Online)

14:08, August 23, 2012

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Top 5 Lotus seed

Lotus seeds or lotus nuts are of great importance to East Asian cuisine and are used extensively in traditional Chinese medicine. Chinese medicine believe lotus seeds can "remove heat in body" and are particularly nutritious and restorative to one's health by nourishing Kidney, spleen and heart, soothing the nerves. Together with job's tears, jujubes and Tuckahoe, lotus seeds are commonly added in Chinese desserts in early autumn. Lotus soups sometimes also include a whole chicken, other poultry, or fish for similar medicinal purposes.

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