Unlock the Mysteries of the Asian Grocery Store

There are many exotic fruits, vegetables, spices and herbs with tremendous healing benefits that are available at Asian grocery stores and many health food shops.  By getting to know them, you can increase the ways that you take care of your health.

Asian Spices & Herbs:

  • Fennel ‘Xiao Hui Xiang’
  • Anise ‘Da Hui Xiang’
  • Ginger ‘Sheng Jiang’
  • Turmeric ‘Jiang Huang’
  • Lemongrass
  • Galanga root
  • Cinnamon ‘Rou Gui’ or ‘Gui Zhi’
  • Cardamon ‘Bai Dou Kou’
  • Albizzia Flower ‘Happy Flower’ or ‘He Huan Hua’
  • Barley tea ‘Gu Ya’
  • Rose flowers ‘Mei Gui Hua’
  • Rose Hips ‘Jin Ying Zi’
  • Goji berries ‘Gou Qi Zi’
  • Dried yam ‘Shan Yao’
  • Jujube dates ‘Da Zao’ or ‘Hong Zao’
  • Reishi mushroom ‘Ling Zhi’
  • Licorice ‘Gan Cao’
  • Seaweeds ‘Hai Zao’
  • Lily bulb ‘Bai He’
  • Pearl powder ‘Zhen Zhu Mu’
  • Pu Er Tea
  • Shao Xing Jiu cooking wine
  • Dried cuttlefish – related to ‘Sang Piao Xiao’

Asian Vegetables, Legumes & Nuts:

  • Okra
  • Water caltrops
  • Burdock root ‘Niu Bang Gen’
  • Bitter melon or bitter gourd ‘Ku Shen’
  • Cassava or yuka or tapioca
  • Taro Root
  • Daikon radish
  • Luffah vegetable
  • Lotus root and seeds ‘Lian Zi’
  • Edamame soybeans
  • Wintermelon or winter gourd ‘Nan Gua’
  • Flax seeds ‘Ya Ma Ren’
  • Walnuts ‘Hu Tao Ren’
  • Dried Hawthorn Berries ‘Shan Zha’
  • Mulberries ‘Sang Shen’
  • Sesame ‘Hei Zhi Ma’
  • Mung beans ‘Lu Dou’
  • Asian yam ‘Shan Yao’
  • Wood ear mushrooms ‘Bai Mu Er’ & ‘Hei Mu Er’
  • Aduki beans ‘Chi Xiao Dou’
  • Job’s tears ‘Yi Yi Ren’
  • Bamboo shoots
  • Spring onion ‘Cong Bai’
  • Flavored olives

    'Fou Shou' Buddha's Hand

    ‘Fou Shou’ Buddha’s Hand

Asian Fruits:

  • Loquat fruits
  • Durian
  • Rambutan Fruit
  • Jackfruit
  • Lychee fruits
  • Buddha’s hand ‘Fou Shou’
  • Pomegranate ‘Shi Liu’
  • Dragon Eye Fruits ‘Long Yan Rou’
  • Sour Cherry Fruits ‘Shan Zhu Yu’

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