Sophora chinensis is widely cultivated throughout China, with the Loess Plateau and the North China Plain as the majority. It usually blooms from April to May every year, and the flowering period is generally about 10-15 days. Huaihua has a sweet and sweet flavor, rich in vitamins and a variety of minerals, and also has the effects of clearing heat and detoxifying, cooling blood, moistening lungs, lowering blood pressure, and preventing strokes. After picking it, you can make soup, stir-fried vegetables, and risotto, as well as locust flower cake and dumplings. The most common in daily life is steamed locust flower (also known as locust flower rice). A habit. Huaihua also has good ornamental value. Every time the flowering season arrives in the middle of summer, a series of white locusts are covered with branches.
Nutritional Content of Sophora Flower
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The efficacy of sophora flower
Cooling blood to stop bleeding, clearing liver and purging fire
How to choose locust flower
It is better to choose those flower buds that are going to bloom, because the flowers are not fully open and relatively tender. They smell fragrant and crunchy and sweet.
Sophora flower storage method
Do not wash the locust flower with water first, put it in a plastic bag, put it tightly in the refrigerator, and it can be stored for one week. If you do not leave the refrigerator, you can put it in a basket (do not wash it), cover it with a wet cotton cloth, and put it on a cool floor, it can also be stored for several days.
Due to the sweetness of locust flowers, people with diabetes should not eat more. Flour steamed locust flower is not easy to digest, and people with poor digestive system, especially middle-aged and elderly people, should not eat too much. At the same time, people with allergies should also be cautious in eating sophora flowers. Spleen and stomach Deficiency and Yin Deficiency fever without real fire with caution.