Tofu | 豆腐  

Five Seasons TCM

Common English Name: tofu, yuba, bean curd, soy cake Common Chinese Name (pinyin): 豆腐 (dòu fu) TCM Five Flavors: Sweet TCM Energetics: Cooling Meridian Affinity: Spleen, stomach, large intestine Nutritional Science: 成分 Nutrients: Rich in protein, fat, carbohydrates, fiber, calcium, phosphorus, iron, thiamin vitamin B1, riboflavin vitamin B2, niacin.  Function: Reduce blood lead concentration, protection of the liver, promotes metabolism, replenish energy.  TCM Benefits: 功效 Clear fire and detoxify Promote hydration and moisten dryness Nourish the Middle and benefit Qi Treat coughing due to lung heat Alleviate thirst Relieve red eye Relieve bloating caused by weak digestion Cooking Suggestions: 使用方法 There...

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Pea | 豌豆

Five Seasons TCM

Common Chinese Name (pinyin): 豌豆 (wān dòu) TCM Five Flavors: Sweet TCM Energetics: Neutral Meridian Affinity: Spleen, stomach Nutritional Science: 成分 Nutrients: Amino acids, plant lectins, organic acids, vitamin C, thiamin vitamin B1, riboflavin vitamin B2, tocopherol vitamin E, carotene, calcium, and magnesium.  Function: Improve immune function, anti-carcinogenic, antibacterial, anti-inflammation, increase metabolism, rich in fiber which promotes bowel movement.  TCM Benefits: 功效 Regulate the Middle and descend Qi  Promote lactation Diuresis and detoxification Calm discomfort in spleen and stomach Help with nausea and vomiting Reduce water retention  Cooking Suggestions: 使用方法 Made dal, soup, rice.  We recommend Sigure of Chen Pi and...

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Mung Bean Sprouts | 绿豆芽  

Five Seasons TCM

Common Chinese Name (pinyin): 绿豆芽 (lǜ dòu yá) TCM Five Flavors: Sweet TCM Energetics: Cold Meridian Affinity: Heart, stomach Nutritional Science: 成分 Nutrients: Rich in protein and carbohydrates. Contain carotene, riboflavin, phosphatidylcholine (PC), vitamin C.  Function: Treat scurvy, lower blood lipid, reduce lipid accumulation in the blood vessel, and prevent cardiovascular disease. Prevention in gastrointestinal related cancer.  TCM Benefits: 功效 Clear heat and relieve summer heat Diuresis and detoxify Relieve constipation and hydrate the body Improve eye health Treat scurvy  Help with weight management Cooking Suggestions: 使用方法 Stir fry, braise, add to soup.  Juicing.   Notes & Safety:: Generally, it...

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Mung Bean | 绿豆  

Five Seasons TCM

Common Chinese Name (pinyin): 绿豆 (lǜ dòu) TCM Five Flavors: Sweet TCM Energetics: Cooling Meridian Affinity: Heart, stomach Nutritional Science: 成分 Protein, carbohydrates carotene, riboflavin B2, phosphatidylcholine (PC).  Function: Lower blood lipid, cardiovascular disease prevention, anti-tumor, antibacterial, protects liver and kidney.  It contains high level of antioxidant which will reduce chronic disease risk Antioxidants Vitexin and Isovitexin: may prevent heat stroke May Lower LDL Levels which can lower the risk of heart disease TCM Benefits: 功效 Clear heat and relieve summer heat and red eye Diuretic and detoxification Alleviate summer heat and thirst  Relieve common cold with wind-heat syndrome Cooking...

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Soybean | 黄豆

Five Seasons TCM

Common Chinese Name (pinyin): 黄豆 (huáng dòu) TCM Five Flavors: Sweet TCM Energetics: Neutral Meridian Affinity: Spleen, stomach, large intestine Nutritional Science: 成分 Nutrients: Protein, fat, carbohydrate, calcium, phosphorus, iron, carotene, thiamin vitamin B1, riboflavin vitamin B2, niacin, folic acid, pantothenic acids, biotin, isoflavones.  Function: Antioxidation, lower blood lipid, anti-thrombosis, antiviral, regulates glucose level, neuroprotective effect.  TCM Benefits: 功效 Invigorate the spleen and relieve bloating Promote urination and better water balance, reduce fluid retention Boarden the Middle Jiao to improve digestive health Detoxify  Cooking Suggestions: 使用方法 Soak overnight before cooking.  Make soy milk. Add to bone broth. Make tempeh or...

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Potato | 马铃薯

Five Seasons TCM

Common Chinese Name (pinyin): 马铃薯 (mǎ líng shǔ),土豆,薯仔 TCM Five Flavors: Sweet TCM Energetics: Neutral Meridian Affinity: Stomach, large intestine  Nutritional Science: 成分 Nutrients: Amino acids, carotene, mucin, vitamin C, vitamin B family, POT II Function: Reduce food absorption, stimulate collagen biosynthesis, prevention for cardiovascular diseases, anti-aging, and antioxidation.    TCM Benefits: 功效 Nourish the Qi and invigorate the spleen Tonify the Middle and strengthen the stomach Reduce fluid retention and detoxify Warm stomach and spleen Heal sores and burns   Cooking Suggestions: 使用方法 We are sure that you know how to cook potatoes :)   Notes & Safety: Generally,...

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