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24 Solar Terms: 6 things you may not know about Minor Cold

(Chinaculture.org) Updated: 2018-01-05

24 Solar Terms: 6 things you may not know about Minor Cold

Steamed glutinous rice. [Photo/IC]

Eating glutinous rice

According to tradition, the Cantonese eat glutinous rice in the morning during Minor Cold. Cantonese people add some fried preserved pork, sausage and peanuts and mix them into the rice. According to the theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine, glutinous rice has the effect of tonifying the spleen and stomach in the cold season.