Views: 4 Author: Site Editor Publish Time: 2022-03-28 Origin: Site
At the beginning of March, spring returns to the earth, and cherry blossoms will continue to bloom. The brilliant cherry blossoms not only present you with a visual feast, but also provide you with the enjoyment of taste buds.
Guanshan cherry blossom, commonly known as "red tassel", is the flower of Guanshan cherry belonging to Rosaceae, plum subfamily. The flowering period is at the end of March or early April, and the flowers and leaves open at the same time. In addition to being an ornamental plant, Guanshan cherry blossoms have been eaten for many years in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, and are widely used as vegetables or food raw materials.
Guanshan cherry was introduced into China in the 1990s. At present, it is widely planted in China, and has a history of folk consumption in Shandong, Zhejiang, Jiangsu and other provinces. For example, salting, baking, cooking, tea making, brewing and so on are people's favorite ways of eating.
(1) Guanshan cherry blossom is a new food raw material
Data source: Announcement on 32 "three new foods" including Guanshan cherry blossoms (No. 1, 2022)
Current situation of foreign laws and regulations
The scientific name of Guanshan cherry is Prunus lannesiana 'Sekiyama', which is an edible Cherry Variety
Guanshan cherry blossoms have been eaten for many years
Safety of Guanshan Cherry Blossom
The most important thing about food raw materials is their safety. As a newly approved new food raw material, the edible safety of Guanshan Cherry Blossom can be verified.
First of all, it has a history of eating in different countries and regions. The long-term consumption history provides a reference for food safety. Secondly, the toxicity study of Guanshan Cherry Blossom also showed that it was safe.
Efficacy of Guanshan Cherry Blossom
According to literature reports, the main effect of Guanshan cherry blossom is antioxidant. Some researchers measured the total flavone content of Guanshan cherry blossom, and the total flavone content was 11.25% (RSD = 1.44%, n = 5) (* Note: flavone has better antioxidant effect). Compared with the traditional antioxidant VC, it was found that the total flavone in Guanshan cherry blossom has better scavenging effect on nitrite . In addition, some researchers added Cherry Blossom extract to yoghurt fermentation. They found that after adding Cherry Blossom extract, it will shorten the milk clotting time of yoghurt, reduce the pH of yoghurt and increase the acidity of yoghurt. At the same time, the content of diacetyl and the total number of lactic acid bacteria will also increase, which also has a certain effect on DPPH free radical clearance. This shows that the addition of Cherry Blossom extract can not only promote the proliferation of lactic acid bacteria and inhibit the post acidification of yogurt, but also improve the antioxidant activity of yogurt.
In addition to being used as food raw materials, Guanshan Cherry Blossom extract can also be used as beauty raw materials in the field of anti saccharification and whitening. Its main active substances are cherry glycoside and cherry blossom element, which can better promote sugar metabolism and inhibit saccharification.
Application of Guanshan cherry blossom for reference
In the era of "her economy", in addition to taste, people pay more attention to the appearance of products. Often, products with high appearance value are more likely to impress consumers, and among them, packaging, tone and shape are factors that can not be ignored.
Pink cherry blossoms give people a youthful, lively, beautiful and beautiful intuitive feeling. They are combined with snacks to make snacks with cherry blossom elements, which can be taste or shape. I believe they are very attractive to consumers!
(2) Functional food
Guanshan cherry blossom has good antioxidant effect. Making it into functional beverage or preparation is conducive to daily dietary supplement. In addition, with the "her economy" pandemic, women's resistance to oxidation and anti saccharification has attracted great attention, and the introduction of relevant anti sugar foods must be very popular.