Secret Smart Picks for Dragon Boat Festival

Secret Smart Picks for Dragon Boat Festival
18/06/2015 Green Common


Sticky rice dumpling (Zongzi 糭子 in Chinese) is a traditional Chinese festive highlight for Dragon Boat Festival. Either savory or sweet rice dumplings, you can garnish them with colorful and flavorful seasonings.

Not all seasonings are created equal!
Traditional savory sauces usually contain high sodium content with minimal nutrients.
Be smart !  Alternatives are easily accessible.

Organic Black Soy Sauce is fermented with quality black beans that even give a richer flavor. Seasoned with sea salt  containing higher mineral content,  great match with your savory rice dumplings.



Puzzling for lower sodium sauce to pair up delicious savory rice dumpling? Why not try Organic Vegetarian Mushroom Oyster Sauce? The umami flavor in the vegetarian oyster sauce naturally comes from mushroom. Much lower sodium content than traditional soy sauce can reduce the burden to your blood pressure and kidney.

Refined white sugar contains empty nutrient but makes your mind keep craving for.
Be smart! Better alternatives are available.

Agave Syrup is a sweetener 100% extracted from the agave. It is famous for the natural and far less refined properties. What’s more, agave syrup works well in baking as a humectant and adds moisture in your pastries.

Muscovado Sugar literally is the unrefined cane sugar. Comparing with refined  white sugar, it not only has richer taste, but also higher mineral value such as calcium, folic acid and iron. You can use it for cooking or simply add to your coffee, tea or other beverages!