Autumn is a good time for nourishing the body. Among all kinds of soup, dietitian from Clifford Hospital recommends three healthy soup recipes right for the season.
Pear Soup with Chinese Almonds (“南杏仁炖雪梨汤” in Chinese)
Pear Soup with Chinese Almonds, effective in dispelling dryness and nourishing lung, is one of the most popular soups for Cantonese in autumn. Pear has the effect to strengthen lung's function as well as relieving cough symptom. It has rich vitamin, malic acid and citric acid. Chinese Almonds include sweet almonds ("nanxing" in pinyin,"南杏" in Chinese) and bitter almonds ("beixing" in pinyin, "北杏" in Chinese). They are good for nourishing intestine and relieving constipation. This soup is not only light and tasty, but also with high nutrition.