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Black date soup with black beans

Try a sweet soup that’s especially great for mummies who are anemic because dates are rich in iron content. They also contain a lot of dietary fiber, protein and various B vitamins. Black beans promote bowel movement and are a fantastic source of antioxidants. Add rock sugar to sweeten up this black date soup.

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 200g black dates
  • 100g black beans
  • Sliced ginger (amount is up to own preference)
  • 2 litres of water
  • Rock sugar (to taste)

 

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PREPARATION:

  1. Soak black beans until soft (takes about 1 hour). Pour away the water after soaking.
  2. Wash black dates and cut all into half.
  3. Add all ingredients to a pot and let it boil.
  4. Bring to low heat and simmer the black date soup for 2-3 hours.

 

NOTES:

This recipe for black date soup is adapted from Chinese Confinement Food Recipes.

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