Snow fungus or silver ear fungus or literally called "white wood ear" in Chinese or in it's scientific name Tremella Fuciformis is a species of fungus which is light yellowish white in colour, almost translucent and gelatinous & wobbly looking. It is widely used in Chinese cooking and medicine. In medicine it is used to enhance body liquids, to cure dry coughs, heart palpitations and also for the nervous system. It is also used to help improve skin tone. Studies have found that it also demonstrates anti-tumor activity, lowers levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or "bad" cholesterol), protects the liver, and fights inflammation.
Here's my take on a tasty nutritious soup incorporating snow fungus for its many health benefits.
|Dried Snow Fungus|
1) Soak dried fungus & dried conch till soften.