Made some nourishing beauty soup with peach gum (桃胶) and snow lotus seeds (雪莲子) together with ginkgo nuts and pear for tonight.
Ingredients: serve 2-3
10 peach gum crystal
2 tbsp snow lotus seeds
1 pack ginkgo nuts
Red dates and goji berries
3 slices ginger, optional
1. Soak peach gum (overnight to a day) and snow lotus seeds (2-3 hours) separately till it expand.
2. Bring 1.5L water to boil, add in all ingredients except sugar and ginkgo nuts (remove the pith then marinate it with 1/2 tbsp sugar) and goji berries.
3. Simmer the mixture for 30 minutes then add in ginkgo nuts and sugar and cook for another 15 minutes then add in goji berries and serve.
Snow Lotus Seed (雪莲子) is rich in collagen and it helps to improve insomnia, slow down aging process, normalised blood pressure and etc whereas Peach Gum helps to clears blood, cures pimples as well as replenishes Qi and more.
Just soak about 2 tablespoons in a big bowl for 2-3 hours (change water a few times in between) and it will expand about 3 times its original size.
Bought my peach gum ($7 per bottle) and Snow Lotus Seeds ($29 per pack) from
Bee's Brand Medical Hall
Peach gum is the resin secreted from the bark of peach tree. The gum crystals are a traditional dessert and an excellent skin tonic that clears the blood and cures pimples and acne.
Furthermore it also helps harmonizes the spleen and stomach, tonifis and activates the blood and replenishs Qi.
After simmering the ingredients for about an hour the texture of the soup became slightly sticky which makes it a prefect collagen dessert for both skin and joints.
Tuesday, 14 Mar 2017
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