Organic Dried Daylily Golden Flower Buds Huang Hua Cai 500g

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Net Weight:
500g (1.1 lb)

Product Overview

Type: Floral
Packaging: Bag
Origin: China

Day Lily plants are a common sight in your garden that blossom mostly between late Spring and mid-Summer. The flowers are delicate and trumpet shaped. Daylilies are not only edible, they are spectacular. Dried Lily Flowers (huang hua), also known as dried lily buds or golden needles, are the unopened flowers of the day lily plant. Dried lily flowers have a brownish yellow color, with the shape and texture of a straw. They have a very strong and special woody, earthy aroma.

The dried golden buds of the Day Lily are 2 to 3 inches long and have a delicate, musky-sweet flavour. Dried Day Lily contains rich lecithin, a phospholipid, which is good for cerebrum cells. Thus it is also said to be a ‘good brain food’.

- May help with insomnia
- Can help stop bleeding
- May help soothe nerves
- Can be used to help hoarse voice

In traditional Chinese medicine, they are dried and called golden needles and later used in teas, soups and hot dishes. Day lily flowers are tasty, crisp, sweet and surprisingly nutritious (the pollen and nectar offer protein and carbohydrates), they are lovely in salads. But the best way to eat them is to go for the unopened flower bud, which can be fried, steamed or boiled, and used as you might green beans.

How to use:
Drink as tea. Add honey, cook 5 minutes.

Cook as food. Like most dried foods, dried Day Lilys need to be steeped in water before use. Soak them for about half an hour to one. Do take note that the dried flowers will lose its flavor to the water if they are soaked for too long. Let them brighten a salad, like my Fresh Corn and Black-Bean Salad. Chop daylily flowers and stirfry. You can also deep-fry the spent flowers in a tempura-style batter or dry them and use to thicken soups.


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