Jiangsu university creates special TCM mooncakes
Students from China Pharmaceutical University in Nanjing, Jiangsu province make mooncakes on Sept 27. They filled their mooncakes with medicinal ingredients to create a tasty and nutritious snack. [Photo/jsenews.com]
Staff at China Pharmaceutical University claimed to have discovered the holy grail of Chinese cuisine this Mid-Autumn Festival: A mooncake that is both tasty and healthy.
Mooncakes are a must-have snack for most Chinese at Mid-Autumn Festival, with consumers buying up millions upon millions of the little round cakes ahead of the holiday, which this year fell on Oct 4, each year.
Though delicious, many people have mixed feelings about eating mooncakes during the holiday: The dense little cakes are notoriously fattening, with many having calorie counts of 1,000 or more.
But this year, Wang Qiu, a teacher at China Pharmaceutical University in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, found a solution for her students.