What is a Mooncake? And is it nutritious?

This is a mooncake.
This is a mooncake.
Cross-section of a lotus paste mooncake (with egg yolk)
Cross-section of a lotus paste mooncake (with egg yolk)

Happy Mooncake day!

Soooooo…What is a mooncake?

Quite simply- it is a Chinese pastry, usually filled with lotus paste, and eaten on Mid-Autumn Festival.

Check out the nutrition label below!

mooncakenutrition

Since mooncakes are primarily flour, lotus paste, sugar, and egg yolk–they offer plenty of carbohydrates and fat. and a few other things of course. Explore the picture above to get an idea of what you are consuming when you celebrate this ancient Chinese holiday!

And to answer that other question: Are mooncakes nutritious?

….the answer is..without-a-doubt YES! Because ALL foods have nutrients!!

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