By Roslyn Foo
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Did you know that we use dried black fungus in some of our dishes? Also known as “wood ear”, this healthy ingredient improves blood circulation, & although tasteless, it is loved by our diners. It is crunchy and absorbs seasonings of which it is cooked with, & increases the fluidity of the blood.
Here are more reasons to add this mushroom in your everyday diet:
- High in protein and low in calorie.
- Doesn’t contain any sugar (which is why it’s tasteless) and has only 10 milligrams of sodium per serving.
- Helps strengthen one’s hair.
- Easily prepared – can be served dry or in soup.
- Widely used in traditional medicine to help prevent iron deficiency anemia, haematemesis, uterine bleeding, hemorrhoid, high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, cancer and many more.
- Contains iron which is good in enriching blood when consumed regularly
- Can be used to replace pig liver as a good source of iron as it contains up to seven times of iron compared to pig liver.
Come over to D’elephant Thai to enjoy this wonderful vegetable!