Snow Fungus Wolfberry Soup
Snow fungus, or white fungus, contains iron, vitamin C, calcium and phosphorus. Stewed snow fungus lubricates the colon and stimulates peristalsis. They aid blood production and bring more circulation to the skin to give you a moisturized-complexion. That's part of the reasons that we eat lots of them in China. Snow fungus is also believed to be beneficial for the lungs, effective in healing dry cough and clearing heat in the lungs. They can be prepared with gingko, pears, Chinese dates, lotus seeds, or wolfberries.
Good quality snow fungus has a pale and yellowish white color. It is often used in soups and desserts. The consistency of a stewed snow fungus soup should not be watery but viscous.