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Ai Fruit makes Qingming Festival delicious


13:24, April 03, 2013

A street vendor on Yincheng street, Dexing city, Jiangxi province removes boiled Ai Fruit from a pot of boiling water on March 27.2013. As Qingming Festival (Tomb Sweeping Day) approaches, the residents in Dexing city, Jiangxi province prepare Ai Fruit, which will be eaten during Qingming Festival. Ai Fruit has a sweet and salty taste also referred to as Sweet Green Rice Ball, Qingming Fruit. The delicacy is made from glutinous rice stuffed with Ai grass or gnaphalium affine. Many people feel that not only is Ai Fruit sacred food for the Qingming Festival, but also a specialty of traditional Chinese food found in rural areas in China. (Xinhua)
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