West Lake Water Shield Soup

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West Lake Water Shield Soup is a traditional dish unique to Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, which is mainly cooked with water shield in West Lake area and tastes delicious and distinctive. Consisting of green water shield and white shredded chicken, the soup looks bright and tastes delicate and delicious.

Nutrition and Efficacy

  1. Clearing away Heat & Toxic Materials, Sterilizing and Anti-inflammation
    The mucilage in water shield contains many nutrients. Water shield is very effective in clearing away heat and detoxifying and it can inhibit the growth of bacteria, clear away heat in stomach and intestines and treat ulcer and deep-rooted boil by external application when mashed.
  2. Preventing and Curing Anemia & Hepatitis
    Water shield is rich in B-vitamins that are essential for cell growth and division and neurocyte myelin integrity. Clinically, it can be used to prevent and cure pernicious anemia, megaloblastic anemia, hepatitis and cirrhosis.
  3.  Nootropic and Health-preserving
    Rich in zinc, water shield is one of the best health food for children as it can prevent and treat ADHD in children.


Suitable for: most of the people. The soft and tender water shield is especially suitable for the elderly, children and people with weak digestion.

Not suitable for: Since water shield is cold in nature, the over intake can injure the spleen, stomach, skin and hair and those with deficiency-cold in spleen and stomach should not eat too much; women in menstrual period and pregnancy should also eat less.

Nutrient Content

project Data / 100g NRVs ( %) project Data / 100g NRVs ( %)
Heat 38.5kcal 1.9 Dietary fiber 0.2g 0.8
protein 4.5g 7.5 calcium 15.6mg 2
Carbohydrate 1.5g 0.5 iron 1.1mg 7.3
fat 1.7g 2.8 sodium 254.7mg 12.7
Saturated fat 0.2g 1 Potassium 62.4mg 3.1
cholesterol 20.7mg 6.9      

Raw material ratio: 200 grams of leeks, 50 grams of ham, 50 grams of chicken  

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