4hw.com.cn: Dragon Boat Festival is not only about dragon boat racing and eating zongzi, but also salted duck eggs in many places. Why do you eat salted duck eggs? Why eat Zongzi with salted duck egg? Why eat salted duck eggs on Dragon Boat Festival
Dragon Boat Festival is a sacrifice to land and water, which must be sacrificed with negative offerings. The feet of birds are four claws, even. According to the ancient classification concept, even claws belong to negative animals. Moreover, ducks are aquatic animals, and aquatic animals are generally regarded as negative animals.
In addition to commemorating Qu Yuan, the Dragon Boat Festival also avoids five poisons, because the legendary five poisons and monsters will harm the world when they arrive at the Dragon Boat Festival. These five poisons and monsters are snakes, centipedes, spiders, geckos and scorpions. People use five kinds of red dishes to symbolize the blood of the five poisons. When they eat these dishes, they will scare away the five poisons and monsters. That is to say, they eat five kinds of red dishes, namely roast duck, amaranth, duck eggs with red oil, lobster and realgar wine. It is said that the Dragon Boat Festival eats the five kinds of red dishes, which can ward off evil spirits and avoid summer.
Similar to Wuhong, Jiangnan folk dragon boat festival also has the custom of eating Wuhuang. Five yellow refers to eel, yellow croaker, cucumber, salted duck egg and realgar wine.
No matter it's five red or five yellow, it includes duck eggs, so eating duck eggs on Dragon Boat Festival has the reason to dispel pathogenic factors and heat. As the saying goes, 'you need to eat salted egg dumplings to give away the chill'. Because the Dragon Boat Festival heralds the coming of hot summer, animal and plant life activities enter a vigorous stage, coupled with the humid climate, disease and bacteria active, easy to cause many diseases. In ancient times, may was regarded as "poison moon" and "evil moon". The plague spread. The fifth day of May was the first of nine poisons. But the egg shape is like the heart, ate the egg to be able to cause the heart spirit not to suffer the loss.
What's the advantage of salted duck eggs on Dragon Boat Festival
1. Duck egg is between cold and warm nature, belongs to flat food, suitable for general physique, cold and hot disease can be selected. The protein content of duck egg is the same as that of egg, while the total mineral content is far better than that of egg, especially the content of iron and calcium is very rich, which can prevent anemia and promote bone development. Salted duck eggs are rich in various minerals, especially the iron and calcium urgently needed in the body, which are beneficial to bone development and can prevent anemia.
2. There is a saying that "to eat salted egg dumplings, to send the cold.". Dragon Boat Festival indicates the coming of hot summer, animal life activities enter a vigorous stage, the five poisons are also frequently active, easy to cause many diseases. Eating salted duck eggs on Dragon Boat Festival can dispel poison and keep healthy.
3. Salty duck eggs are salty and slightly cold, which can nourish yin and clear lung, and can cure diaphragmatic fever, cough, sore throat, toothache, diarrhea and other diseases in summer.
Why eat Zongzi with salted duck egg
According to the old tradition, eggs must be boiled in the pot where zongzi is boiled. If possible, duck eggs and goose eggs must be boiled. After eating sweet zongzi dipped in sugar, eggs dipped in salt must be "pressed" again. It is said that eating boiled eggs in zongzi pot does not cause sores in summer; putting duck eggs and goose eggs boiled in zongzi pot in the sun at noon for a while and then eating, the whole summer does not have a headache.
The above is the old saying, and for a foodie, after eating sweet and glutinous zongzi, one mouthful of duck egg yolk and the taste make the mouth salty and sweet, full and layered, so one mouthful of duck egg yolk after zongzi is also a wonderful match. Dragon Boat Festival eating zongzi, with salted eggs can be considered as a real dragon boat festival!
Salting method of salted duck eggs on Dragon Boat Festival
Wash 50 duck eggs and dry them for use. Then add 850g salt, 250g poucha and 250g uncooked rice to make a concentrated juice of about 200ml. Finally, add 75g of the salty tea juice and yellow wine into the yellow mud or red mud, mix well, cover the whole body of the duck egg evenly, and put it into the jar for sealing. Take out and cook in a month. You can also wash and dry the duck eggs first, and then scald the dried laterite into paste with boiling water. Wrap the duck egg in the mud paste, dip both ends in salt, put it into the pot salt, and then put it into the pot to seal the mouth. Take out and cook in half a month.
First, wash and dry the duck eggs and cans. In one bowl, pour half the bowl of wine, and in the other bowl, put some salt. Dip the dried duck eggs in white wine, roll them in a salt bowl, then put them in the jar until all the eggs are put in the jar, and finally close the mouth of the jar and place them in the shade for 15 to 30 days, depending on your salty taste.