Coix plant and seed

Coix seed – miracle food for great skin and good health (Part 2)

I always use Coix seeds in my cooking, such as cook with rice, make porridge, soup, or even use coix seeds with stewed chicken, stewed pork ribs, stewed pig’s trotters, and create sweet dessert, like eight-treasure rice pudding, spleen-invigorating traditional cake etc. Those are very suitable for a healthy skin diet, especially for people with skin hyperpigmentation issues.

Coix seed with Chicken soup
Coix seed with Chicken soup
Coix seed stewed pork ribs
Coix seed stewed pork ribs
Coix seeds with sugar water ( a kind of sweet dessert for Chinese people)
Coix seeds with sugar water (sweet dessert)
Eight treasure rice with Coix seeds, a kind of traditional dessert for Chinese festivals
Eight treasure rice with Coix seeds

In China village, people cook eight treasure rice with Coix seeds, sticky rice stuffed, red bean paste and topped with dried fruits and Goji berries. It’s a light and healthy dessert that is perfect to serve at the end of a meal.

Spleen-invigorating traditional cake made from Coix seed
Spleen-invigorating traditional cake

One of the special ancient dessert invented by the palace doctors for the China king and queen, it is called spleen-invigorating traditional cake, it helps to improve digestion, to tone and strengthen Qi (energy and vitality).

Ingredients to make Spleen-invigorating traditional cake : Coix seeds, Chinese yam, Hyacinth bean and Malt.
Some of the ingredients to make Spleen-invigorating traditional cake, on the top left is the Coix seeds, followed by Chinese yam on the top right side, below are Hyacinth bean on the left and Malt on the right.
Other ngredients to make Spleen-invigorating traditional cake : Prickly water lily, Lotus seeds, Poria and Chinese hawberry.
Other ingredients are Prickly water lily, Lotus seeds, Poria and Chinese hawberry.

To create Spleen-invigorating traditional cake, grind all the herbs into fine powder, mix it with rice flour, add honey and sugar, stir into water to make dough, steam it in the food steamer, cut into desirable shape and serve.

Coix seeds also have cosmetic effects. Long-term eating Coix seed can make your skin moisten and shine. Because it has high medicinal nutritional value, regular consumption of Coix seed can prolong life and make your face become young again.

Continue reading :
1. Coix seed – miracle food for great skin and good health (Part 1)
2. Learn more about our Cyperus herbal mask (One of the main ingredients is Coix seed)