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herbal PORRIDGE "digest"

herbal PORRIDGE "digest"

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A gluten-free
blend to aid in
your digestive system.

Embody the healing force of the best damp-reducing TCM food ingredients to support your gut. Based on an Asian classic red bean dessert soup commonly offered after a heavy meal at your local Chinese restaurant, this Organic Australian Adzuki Bean "digest" 祛湿红豆粥 blend with added herbs such as Chinese Barley (otherwise known as a gluten-free grain Job’s tears), Tangerine Peel, Lotus Seeds and more makes it a healthier alternative to boost your spleen Qi. 

For an indulgent dessert, add tapioca balls, taro balls, rice cakes or glutinous rice balls to take it to the next level! Any left-overs can also be made into a popsicle! 

TCM Functions

Bloating, Indigestion, Dampness, Swelling, Fatigue, Dry and Irritated Skin. Also great for the menstrual phase.

Ingredients & Key Healing Benefits

Nature: neutral - cooling

Organic Australian Adzuki Beans (Hong Dou / Chi Xiao Dou) - strengthens spleen, reduces dampness and oedema, promotes blood circulation and detoxification

Black Glutinous Rice (Her Nuo Mi) - Otherwise known as purple rice, this variation is higher in antioxidants than other varieties and contains more protein than brown rice. Despite it's name, glutenous rice is gluten-free.

Chinese Barley (Sheng Yi Ren) - strengthens spleen, reduce dampness, clears heat

Lotus Seed (Lian Zi) (shell on)- nourishes the kidney & spleen

Red Dates (Hong Zao) - strengthens Qi energy & spleen, nourishes the blood & calms the spirit

Six-Year Dry-Aged Xin Hui Tangerine Peel (Chen Pi) - warms the spleen, dries dampness, relieves bloating

Rose Buds (Mei Gui Hua) - promotes smooth movement of Qi energy, nourishes the blood for skin and digestion


Recommended cooking instructions can be found here.

Serves 4-6


Each blend is ~267g

Organic Australian Adzuki Beans per pack: Energy: 939.4kJ, Protein: 14.98, Fat: 1.26g, Total Carbohydrates: 0.35g Saturated Carbohydrates: 32.48g, Sugars: 0.63g, Sodium: 0g, Dietary Fibre: 10.71g  

Black Glutinous Rice per pack: Energy: 1-16.4kJ, Protein: 5.88g, Fat Total: 1.61g, Fat Saturated: 0g, Carbohydrates: 46.83, Sugars: 0g, Sodium: 9.8g

Our herbal blends have been curated & balanced by a qualified & experienced Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner, not only for their healing benefits, but also flavour.

Key healing benefits are based on TCM principles. 

Consult with your TCM practitioner if taking medications or suffering from a serious health condition before consumption. 

Not suitable during pregnancy.

Due to the nature of natural herbs, there may be slight variations in colour & taste with each batch, but never in the quality.

These statements have not been evaluated by the TGA. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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Happiness in a bowl

I absolutely love the porridge esp with coconut cream.
Definitely happiness in a bowl.
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