#1478 愛玉子 Aiyu Jelly Fig Seeds (里仁) 17g x 10pack, 30/cs
來自 From：台灣 Taiwan
成分 Ingredient： Awkeotsang
保質期 Shelf life： 2 years
Weight： 17g x 10pack
According to oral history, the plant and the jelly were named after the daughter of a Taiwanese tea businessman in the 1800s. The gelling property of the seeds was discovered by the businessman as he drank from a creek in Chiayi Taiwan. He found a clear yellowish jelly in the water he was drinking and was refreshed upon trying it. Looking above the creek he noticed fruits on hanging vines. The fruits contained seeds that exuded a sticky gel when rubbed.
Upon this discovery, he gathered some of the fruits and served them at home with honeyed lemon juice or sweetened beverages. Finding the jelly-containing beverage delicious and thirst-quenching, the enterprising businessman delegated the task of selling it to his beautiful 15-year-old daughter, Aiyu. The snack was very well received and became highly popular. So, the businessman eventually named the jelly and the vines after his daughter.
Aiyu is a jelly made from the gel from the seeds of the awkeotsang creeping fig found in Taiwan and East Asian countries of the same climates and latitudes.
愛玉凍製作 Jelly making
立仁愛玉種子來自阿里山，純天然。要製作愛玉果凍，請將一包愛玉種子放入網袋中。將袋子與 1,000 毫升礦泉水或冷水一起放入容器中。擠壓和摩擦種子（在網袋中）約 5 分鐘。將容器放入冰箱半小時。將果凍與檸檬汁和蜂蜜一起食用。這種低熱量的夏日沙漠既健康又清爽。友情提示：這種低熱量的夏日沙漠既健康又清爽。友情提示：這種低熱量的夏日沙漠既健康又清爽。友情提示：
The aiyu seeds are placed in a cotton cloth bag, and the bag and its contents are submerged in 1,000 ml of cold water and rubbed for 5 mins. A slimy gel will be extracted from the bag of aiyu seeds as it is squeezed and massaged. After several minutes of massaging and washing, no more of the yellowish tea-coloured gel will be extracted, and the contents of the bag are discarded. The washed gel is then allowed to set into a jelly either in a cool location or in the refrigerator. One must keep in mind certain things when making aiyu jelly or else the gel may not set:
There must not be any grease in the container or water used to wash or set the gel,
Sugar must not be added to the aiyu prior to the setting of the gel,
Distilled water must not be used since the gelling depends on the presence of minerals in the water,
During washing, the seeds must not be rubbed so hard as to rupture their shells.
Water will slowly seep out of the jelly sometime after it sets, and it will turn back to a liquid over the course of several days.
The jelly is usually served with honey and lemon juice but can also be included in other sweetened beverages or shaved ice and is particularly popular as a cool drink in hot summers.