Houttuynia cordata Thunb is commonly known as Houttuynia cordata Thunb in southwest China, Chongqing, Sichuan and other places in China. It is a fishy herb, rich in carbohydrates, dietary fiber, vitamin A, potassium and other nutrients, and is often eaten as a vegetable or condiment.
Fold ear root is its leaves, stems, roots after crushing a more obvious fishy smell, so also known as Houttuynia, up crisp tender refreshing, slightly bitter, can accept the taste of people think the more chewed more fragrant, very tasty; And the people who couldn’t accept its smell found it hard to eat and were disgusted.
As a kind of negative plant, it is afraid of strong light and has a wide range of adaptability to temperature. It generally likes to grow in fertile sandy soil or humus soil. It is a very common weed Go at the general in shaanxi, gansu and provincial yield the most south of the Yangtze river basin.
There are many ways to eat folded ear root, you can mix it cold, cook it, stir-fry it a little, make a soup, cook porridge, etc.Houttuynia in different places, there are also different ways to eat, for example, in the Xishuangbanna area, people often have the following ways to eat, one is to wash the houttuynia and cut it into cold mixes, the second is to cook soup, or fry and other methods, and the third is to make pickles.