The Gaoyou lotus root powder in Yangzhou, East China's Jiangsu province. [Photo/WeChat account: yzs_lyj]
Gaoyou lotus root powder is a famous specialty of Gaoyou, a county-level city in Yangzhou, East China's Jiangsu province.
The Gaoyou Lake is the largest unpolluted fresh water lake in the world at present. The Gaoyou lotus root powder is made utilizing modern technology and the wild lotus roots in the lake.
Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that lotus root powder has a sweet and plain nature and can activate blood, stop bleeding, regulate middle qi, whet appetite and improve deficiency and hemorrhages.
Way to eat
Firstly, attention should be paid to the storage condition of lotus root powder because lotus root powder can become damp and adsorb a peculiar smell. It is recommended to keep it in a dry place.
To dissolve lotus root powder, you must have a spoon, a sachet of lotus root powder, and prepare cold boiled water and boiling water. Put the lotus root powder into a bowl, add one or two spoons of cold boiled water and mix evenly.
Never put too much cold boiled water, usually one spoonful is enough. Be sure the powder is thoroughly mixed with the water then add the boiling water (remember, the water must be boiling hot) and keep stirring.
The color of the lotus root powder will change quickly with the addition of the boiling water. It will turn a light brown color that is warm and smooth. If you prefer it sweetened, you may add sugar before the addition of the cold boiled water. The sequence of cold boiled water and boiling water can not be inverted.