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Qiandao Lake Specialty - Hickory Nuts 2019-09-19

Farewell to summer heat we are about to usher the beginning of cool autumn. Every year during this period, what foodies most expect is the hickory nuts in Qiandao Lake.

 

Qiandao Lake Hickory Nut

 

The unified picking time of Chun'an hickory nuts is 5 a.m. on September 8, 2019 (Bailu). The industrious and simple Chun'an people will go up the hill early in the morning with loads, bamboo poles and carts. They will knock off the hickory nuts from trees with long bamboo poles and pick them up. The whole valley will echo with crisp sounds.

 

In fact, in the beautiful and rich land of Qiandao Lake, there have been various kinds of fresh fruits, vegetables and mountain treasures since ancient times. It has all kinds of goods like spring green tea, bamboo shoot, fiddlehead, Chinese toon; summer loquat, peach, waxberry, watermelon; autumn persimmon, kiwifruit, chestnut, hickory nut, golden jujube and so on. In addition, Qiandao Lake, with an area of 573 square kilometers, is rich in 87 species of freshwater fish. In recent years, organic fish in Qiandao Lake has been famous all over the country and popular among housewives because of its delicious taste and affordable price.

 

Chun'an hickory nuts are coming


The unified picking time of Chun'an hickory nuts is 5 a.m. on September 8, 2019 (Bailu). The industrious and simple Chun'an people will go up the hill early in the morning with loads, bamboo poles and carts. They will knock off the hickory nuts from trees with long bamboo poles and pick them up. The whole valley will echo with crisp sounds.

 

Among the many local products of Qiandao Lake, hickory nut has always been the favorite. It is a delicious, crisp and dried fruit for all ages. It is a treasure of mountain goods and also an excellent leisure delicacy which is rich in oil. The oil content of seed kernels is over 70%. The iodine value and saponification value of oil are high and the acid value is low. The total content of unsaturated fatty acids such as oleic acid, linoleic acid and linolenic acid is over 95%, which is much higher than that of rapeseed oil. It is a delicious and easily absorbed vegetable oil, which can prevent coronary heart disease.

 

In medical treatment, hickory nuts also have lung-moistening and nourishing functions. Local farmers have always used the hickory nut meat as maternal food to help puerperae recover as soon as possible. Because hickory nut has special requirements for environment, so far it can not be widely introduced, and the production area distribution is very small making it a real local specialty.


Processing of Hickory Nuts Strict working procedure


The hard-picked hickory nuts are dried in the high-quality environment of Qiandao Lake with natural fragrance, and boiled in clear spring water to remove astringency. Each procedure is strictly controlled.

 

Absorbing the aura of Qiandao Lake and the essence of mountain and water, it is the gift of the mountain that you deserve.

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