Chinese dumplings or Jiaozi, a traditional specialty deeply loved by Chinese people, are a staple food and local snack in China as well as a kind of festival food. A Chinese proverb goes that, ''Great Cold and Lesser Cold, celebrating the New Year with dumplings''. Generally, Chinese dumplings are made of flour wrappers and fillings and boiled in water.
Providing energy: dumpling wrappers are high in carbohydrates, which can be absorbed by body and convert into sugar to provide heat for the body; also, Chinese dumpling wrappers are quite easy to digest and absorb, and Chinese dumplings can quickly replenish energy.
Balancing nutrition: Dumplings are made from flour, meat and vegetables. They contain various nutrients such as protein, fat, carbohydrate, cellulose, vitamins and minerals. They are of balanced nutrients and could provide enough energy and nutrients for people needed in a day.
Enhancing immunity: dumpling wrappers are made of flour that rich in vegetable protein and the meat fillings are high in animal protein. Since protein is the most important nutrient to maintain immune function, and a major component of leucocyte and antibody, eating Chinese dumplings can enhance immunity.
Easy to absorb: from the perspective of nutrition, Jiaozi is steamed or boiled with water vapor as a heat-transfer medium, enabling the full cracking of starch polysaccharides that can be easily absorbed by human body.
Each calorie of 100 grams contains 124 calories.
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