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Soup Name:  Chinese Chicken Herbal Soup
Traditional Chinese Name: 清雞湯 (qīng jī tāng)

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Sugarcane

Submitted by on November 18, 2009 – 9:21 pmNo Comment | 9,082 views

Ingredient Name:  Sugarcane, sugar cane

Traditional Chinese Name: 蔗 (zhè)

What is this?

  • A type of grass that measures 2-6 feet tall
  • Stalky and thick (varying in 1-2 inches in diameter) that is high in sugar content
  • Produced mainly in Brazil, India, and China
  • Used to make sugarcane juice, refined sugars, syrups and ethanol

How do I prepare it?

  • Sugarcane can be used raw directly in soups and drinks
  • Chop into usable lengths (and halve if necessary)
  • Wash with warm water before usage

Where can I buy this?

  • Fresh sugar cane is common in both Asian supermarkets and wetmarts in Hong Kong

What is the cost?

  • Sugarcane is relatively affordable – with a pack of 10 x 1-foot long canes costing around $10 HKD

Any benefits?

  • Complete 100% natural sugars (sweetener that is unrefined)
  • Ideal in treating sore throats, colds and flus
  • Contains only simple sugars and therefore can be consumed by diabetics safely
  • Sugarcanes are rich in carbohydrates and helps strengthen heart, lungs, kidneys, eyes and brains

Any precautions?

  • Moderation of consumption should still apply as heavy consumption can lead to weight gain and type 2 diabetes
  • Raw sugar cane juice is also said to contain a high content of bacteria (mainly in Asia) due to how it is stored.

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