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Big Jujube Dates (Da Hong Zao) 1kg£20.00
The Giant Jujube Dates (Da Hong Zao) are specially sourced from Xinjiang Province, in China near Mongolia and the middle East. Being a desert, the climate here is very hot and dry. This variety of red dates can grow 2-3 times larger than the average Hong Zao – even bigger than a chicken egg! This fruit is a delicious treat and much more fleshy than the typical variety of Hong Zao.
Grown without the use of pesticides and dried naturally (100% non-sulphur treated).
Black Soybeans (Hei Dou / Dou Chi) 500g£3.10
Black Soybeans, know as Douchi or black beans, are a type of fermented and salted black soybean. They are a flavouring most popular in China, where they are most widely used for making black bean sauce dishes. Black soybeans should not be confused with the black turtle bean, a variety that is commonly used in Central and South America in dishes such as burritos. The black soybean contains many vitamins, proteins and amino acids and is known to be a source of balance.
Dried Astragalus Root (Huang Qi / Radix Astragali) 500g£14.50
Astragalus Root has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries as a way to help the body fight off stress and disease. Astragalus is a plant within the Leguminosae (beans or legumes) family, with a very long history as an immune system booster and disease fighter. This product works great in a tea, three times a day.
Dried Barley Grain (Mai Ya) 500g£3.14
Barley Grain is from the same family as oats, wheat and quinoa. It is not as popular as the other grains, as many people aren’t aware of all the health benefits barley has. You can use it as an alternative for rice, or try it in a soup!
Dried Chinese Day Lily Buds (Jin Zhen / Gum Jum) 100g£3.24
Day Lily plants are a common sight in your garden that blossom mostly between late Spring and mid-Summer. The flowers are delicate and trumpet shaped. In traditional Chinese medicine, they are dried and called golden needles and later used in teas, soups and hot dishes. They help with detoxification, reduce jaundice, cure insomnia and lessen hemorrhoids.
Dried Hawthorn Berries Shan Zha 100g / 500g£2.40 – £11.40
Hawthorn berries are also known ‘Shan Zha’. Ours are sundried and pitted and can be used in teas or desserts for a healthy heart! Available in 100g and 500g.
Dried Jujube Dates (Hong Zao) Non-Pitted 100g / 500g£1.99 – £5.99
Phoenix dried Jujube dates, AKA Chinese red dates, Hong Zao (红枣), Ziziphus jujuba, Korean date or Indian date – widely used in Asian cuisine and herbal medicine. Available in 100g and 500g bags.
Dried Longan Fruit (Long Yan Rou) 500g£3.99 – £18.99
Our longan fruit are pitted and have been sundried. They can be re-hydrated and used in Chinese soups, sweet desserts and in sweet herbal teas.
Green Mung Beans (Lu Dou / Luk Dou) 500g£3.30
Green Mung Beans are also known as the moong bean or the green gram. The small green beans have been a part of Chinese cuisine for thousands of years where they are used in both sweet and savoury dishes. They are high in potassium, fibre, magnesium, and B vitamins, and they are also a good source of vitamin C. Green beans are low in fat and calories.
Red Beans (Hong Dou / Adzuki Beans ) 500g£3.30
Red Beans, also known as Adzuki Beans, are a great source of essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals. The bean is native to East Asia and is commonly eaten in Japan, China and other Asian nations. The beans are usually boiled and sweetened into a red bean paste in sweet dishes, sushi and ice cream. The Red Beans have a number of health benefits such as aiding digestion, repairing cells in the body and boosting bone health.
Soya Beans (Huang Dou) 500g£2.70
Soya Beans are a species of legume native to East Asia, widely grown for their numerous uses. Soya beans are high in protein and are used as a vegetarians and lactose alternative. They are the basis of soya milk, tofu, miso and lots of other foods. The beans are high in protein, vitamins, minerals and fibre.
A 100g serving of soya beans contains: 173 calories, 17g protein, 1g fat, 10g carbohydrate and 6g fibre.