Astragalus in Fruits! Eating a few in this season is better than an old hen

There is a folk saying, “Eat longan in the beginning of autumn, and you will have children and grandchildren.” Therefore, the “number one fruit” of longan is also called “Fuguo”, which has auspicious and beautiful meaning.

However, the benefits of longan are more than that, as A kind of fruit that can be used for both medicine and food, it can be said to be of great benefit to people in autumn and winter.

You can eat both fresh and dried fruits,

Sweet longan is very useful

Every autumn, there will be such a tropical fruit in the fruit shop on the street, a whole bunch, yellow shell, peel it off It is crystal clear and tastes sweet, tender, juicy and delicious. Although it is not as thick as lychees, it is not inferior in sweetness-this is fresh longan, scientifically known as longan.

Longan is a plant of the genus Longan in the family Sapindaceae. It has been popular ever since. Longan contains sugars, lipids, proteins, dietary fiber, phenols, vitamins, volatile flavor substances and trace elements and many other nutrients.

However, due to the particularity of its fruit structure, longan The storage and preservation of longan is much more difficult than that of bulk fruits such as apples and citrus, so since ancient times, longan has another way of eating—drying.

Generally, we The dried longan is called longan, and the longan itself is called fresh longan. At the beginning of autumn, everyone can taste the freshness and sweetness of longan, and at the end of autumn and early winter, the fresh longan that is out of season is dried into longan and then becomes longan in traditional Chinese medicine.

The same source of medicine and food has a long history,

Jia Baoyu relies on it to soothe his nerves

The biggest feature of longan is that it is a fruit with the same origin of medicine and food. Use longan pulp as medicine. “Compendium of Materia Medica” records“Lychee is the most expensive food, and longan is the best resource”. As one of the traditional medicinal materials, longan not only has a sweet flavor, but also has medicinal effects.

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Replenishing qi and blood

“Shijian Materia Medica” says that longan can “soothe the nerves and nourish the blood”. Longan has the effect of nourishing qi and blood, and is suitable for people with ischemic anemia, hemorrhagic anemia, and blood loss.

Many women often have cold hands and feet and complexion in autumn and winter For pale symptoms, eating longan can invigorate qi and blood, promote blood circulation, and improve cold hands and feet.

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The most famous deed of longan soothes the nerves comes from “A Dream of Red Mansions” In Jia Baoyu’s “Longan Requiem Soup”, Jia Baoyu’s soul came out of his body and returned to his soul after sleepwalking in the illusory world. Mrs. Wang asked Mrs. Wang to drink longan soup for a few days to comfort his mind. Although there are many novels Metaphysics exaggerates the ingredients, but longan not only nourishes the blood and spleen, but also has the effect of calming the mind and nerves.

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Appetizer and spleen

Longan is sweet, mild in nature, non-toxic, and enters the heart, spleen, and stomach meridians. People with poor appetite can improve their appetite to a certain extent by eating longan. It has the effect of nourishing the lungs and appetizing.


Beauty and Beauty

Studies have shown that longan meat contains organic acids such as malic acid, tartaric acid, oxalic acid, succinic acid, citric acid, etc. These organic acids have certain antioxidant effects, so regular consumption will have Some beauty benefits.

Longan meat can inhibit lipid peroxidation and improve anti-oxidation Oxidase activity, suggesting that it has a certain anti-aging effect, can inhibit tumor cells, has the effects of lowering blood fat, increasing coronary blood flow, and enhancing body quality.

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If you want to eat well, you have to pay attention

Of course, as longan itself, it is both a fruit and a medicine, so you need to pay special attention to eating it— – Its medicinal properties must match the physical needs.

Fresh fruit vs dried fruit, how to choose?

Fresh longan does not lose a lot of nutrients and is more nutritious , easily absorbed by the body, suitable for people with weak health.

Dried longan is actually Relatively milder than fresh longan, it focuses more on pharmacological effects. It has the effect of invigorating the spleen and calming the nerves. It is suitable for people who need tonic.

It is worth noting that The consumption of longan, the sugar content of dry longan is higher, It is advisable to eat longan meat at 10-15 grams per day, while fresh longan is best not to exceed 250 grams.

Dried longan is not only Just eat it dry!

There are many ways to eat longan, you can directly< span>Eat, make tea, stew soup, soak in wine, use as medicine, cook porridge, etc. In fact, compared to dry eating, cooking soup and other methods can reduce the possibility of longan getting angry.

Here are some recommendations Method –

  1. Eat 10 pieces of longan before going to bed at night, which can nourish the heart and calm the nerves, and treat palpitations and insomnia.
  2. Take meat from 30 pieces of longan, tear 10 pieces of red dates, use 100 grams of japonica rice, cook 2 bowls of porridge, Add an appropriate amount of brown sugar, and eat 1 bowl each morning and evening. It can invigorate the spleen and generate blood, nourish the heart and increase intelligence, especially suitable for the elderly.
  3. In the morning, use 10 pieces of longan to take the meat, boil 2 poached eggs, add an appropriate amount of sugar, and eat on an empty stomach. Invigorate the spleen and nourish the heart, generate blood and replenish qi.
  4. 200 grams of longan meat, add 500 ml of sorghum liquor, soak for 1 month. Drink 15ml at night before going to bed, it can restore fatigue, soothe the mind and calm the mind.
  5. Put 20 grams of longan meat into 300 ml of boiling water and soak for about 5 minutes. It is the first choice for people who often stay up late and live a fast-paced life to refresh themselves.

Autumn and winter are coming, prepare a pot of hot water, soak a few dried longan, Soothe your nerves and keep healthy in the sweet and gentle taste~