China News Service, Chongqing, March 5 (Liang Qinqing) Try the spring dish of Polygonum antium and Artemisia bamboo shoots, the taste of the world is a refreshing joy.

It's the "eating spring" again, and a large number of seasonal vegetables are occupying the "C position" in farmers' markets and supermarkets.

The reporter learned at a shopping mall in Chongqing on the 5th that spring bamboo shoots and broad beans are currently selling well, and spring vegetables such as Chinese toon, shepherd's purse, and Zhejiang sprouts are also popular.

On March 3, a shopping mall in Chongqing placed seasonal vegetables in a prominent position to attract customers to buy.

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  As the saying goes, "Before the rain, the toon trees are as tender as silk; after the rain, the toon buds are woody."

Toona buds are best before the Grain Rain solar term and should be eaten early, fresh and tender.

"Chinese toon is very seasonal. In my eyes, it tastes like spring." Customer Ms. Wang said that only in spring can you eat the freshest toon. After this "spring", there will be no such "store".

  In Zaojiao Village, Tongxi Town, Hechuan District, Chongqing, purple-red buds have grown on more than 4,000 acres of red oil toon. Villagers are picking the first crop of toon buds and will soon transport them to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and other places. .

  "The first crop of chun buds picked this year is about 30,000 kilograms, with an average price of about 50 yuan (RMB, the same below) per kilogram, and the highest price can be sold for hundreds of yuan per kilogram." Zheng Wanlin, secretary of the Party branch of Zaojiao Village, said that due to the climate Due to geographical location, the toon here is available about a week earlier than in neighboring areas.

  Among the "top quality" spring vegetables, shepherd's purse must be mentioned.

Lu You once said, "The shepherd's purse is so beautiful when spring comes, but it forgets to return home." Zheng Banqiao praised "the shepherd's purse in spring is full of flavor."

The reporter saw in a market in Chongqing that a large wave of dumplings stuffed with shepherd's purse had been placed on the top shelf of the freezer.

Wang Zhengbi, a customer who was selecting, said: "Although shepherd's purse is not only available in spring, the 'ritual sense' of spring is still indispensable with the blessing of shepherd's purse."

  Zheng Hao, an associate professor at the School of International Law and Society at Sichuan International Studies University, said that since ancient times, people have believed that eating seasonal vegetables is good for health. The Analects of Confucius once said "If there is no season, don't eat", which is to warn people that food should comply with the laws of seasonal solar terms.

Nowadays, eating spring vegetables is more about savoring freshness and ritual.

"Gourmets who like spring vegetables can step into the rhythm of spring and enjoy 'spring on the tip of the tongue'." (End)