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🐝 Supplier / Place Of Origin：Lyfegreen / Taiwan
🔖 Certification： Taiwan Organic Certification
🌱 Producer Introduction：
Lyfetribe builds a health and wellness platform, Lyfegreen was founded as a joint collaboration between Lyfetribe and Fushan Grange, taiwan’s leading social enterprise for organic agriculture and sustainable producers.
Today, Lyfegreen supports and works with a network of more than 100 carefully curated organic farms and sustainable producers across taiwan, showcasing an array of over 200 varieties of fruits and veggies throughout the year.
Our mission: fresh, high-quality and diversified are the core of our work. In addition, we don't want to only sell fruits and vegetables. We want to help you discover a new healthy food concept and contribute to a more sustainable world.
There are also airline shipping every week to hong kong and ship directly after arriving at hong kong, so the fruits and vegetables are 100%fresh.
🌱 Supplier Products：
🛍 Product Information (Main) (English)：
Other Names：Toona Leaf | Chinese Mahogany
Product Description：Food and Nutritions
The young leaves of T. sinensis are extensively used as a vegetable in China; they have a floral, yet onion-like flavor, attributed to volatile organosulfur compounds. Plants with red young leaves are considered of better flavour than those where the young leaves are green.
In China and Southeast Asian countries such as Malaysia, the young leaves of Toona sinensis or commonly known as Chinese Mahogany is used to make Toona paste, which is used as a condiment to serve with plain rice porridge as breakfast and simple meals, or to enhance the flavour of a dish or soup. Common dishes made with Toona paste are Chinese Mahogany fried rice, Chinese Mahogany beancurd, and Chinese Mahogany mushroom soup.
The leaves contain Vitamin E, and high amounts of iron, calcium and chlorophyll.
The timber is hard and reddish; it is valuable, used for furniture making and for bodies of electric guitars, as a common (and substantially cheaper) replacement for Swietenia mahogany ("true mahogany"), which is now commercially restricted from being sourced natively.
Outside its native region T. sinensis is valued more as a large ornamental tree for its haggard aspect. It is by far the most cold-tolerant species in the Meliaceae and the only member of the family that can be cultivated successfully in northern Europe.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the leaves of T. sinensis are beneficial for digestion and cough problems, and can help to stop bleeding.
Recent researches find out that polysaccharides contained in T. sinensis leaves can protect liver cells in high-fat or high-carbohydrate diets. Quercetrin extracted from leaves is found to be one of natural antioxidant, and can act as an anticancer agent in breast, colon, prostate, ovary, endometrium, and lung tumor.
The leaves of T. sinensis has a relative high content of nitrite, which is about 157 to 160 mg/kg. However, after boiling with water, the amount of nitrite left is only about 7 mg/kg, which is safe to eat. Because the content of nitrite will increase as time passes, T. sinensis leaves are not suitable for long time storage.
The bark of Chinese Toon tree
The quercetrin contained in T. sinensis leaves can induce cell cycle arrest and lead to apoptosis of cells. Research on T. sinensis continues and more findings may be announced.
Supply Season：The main production period is November each year, and it is available in Hong Kong throughout the year.
#Should Be / Avoided：
Cooking Skills：Other ingredients can be chopped and stirred. Or use to make sauce. The young leaves of chinese toon are used to make chinese toon sauce, as a condiment with white porridge for breakfast and light meals, or to refresh the mind. The flavor of a dish or soup.
The method of making Chinese toon sauce at home is quite simple. After picking the young leaves of Chinese toon, wash them to remove the hard stems, cut them into fine pieces after drying, put them in an empty jar and pour sesame oil on them, let the fragrant oil soak all the leaves, When finished, it can be placed in the refrigerator and can be taken freely when cooking.
Suggested Eating Method：
You can chop and stir other ingredients. Or use it for sauce. The teaked leaves are used to make toon paste as breakfast and white porridge as breakfast and simplified meals, or refreshing the brain. The taste of dishes or soup.
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🔅Precautions (English Version)：
☘️ Preserve vegetables
1. Leafy vegetables and softer vegetables, if packaged, should be placed in the cold box in the original package;
2. Organic Vegetables are more prone to spoilage if they have water droplets. Put the vegetables in a ventilated place to dry or wipe off the water vapor, then wrap the vegetables in slightly damp newspaper and put them in a plastic bag before refrigerating. ;
3. Organic vegetables do not use preservatives or special treatments. Vegetables are generally stored for three to five days. Some vegetables will decompose enzymes, so they should be eaten as soon as possible.
☘️ How to wash vegetables
1. Wash vegetables before cooking to keep them fresh;
2. It is not advisable to soak the vegetables for too long, and they should be washed first and then cut to avoid the loss of vitamins;
3. Washing vegetables with dilute salt water or Dish Drop can easily remove vegetable insects;
4. Cut vegetables with a stainless steel knife to reduce vitamin loss;
5. Vegetable leaves contain a lot of nutrients, so you should avoid shredding, chopping or grinding the leaves;
6. Immediately after cutting, to avoid the loss of vitamins due to air oxidation.