Chinese toon leaves are a kind of seasonal vegetables in China. The leaves produced in Taihe county of Fuyang are famous for their fragrance, and crispiness.
The leaves are usually sold in spring. They are often cooked in an omelet, however are also extremely tasty served in a tofu salad with oil, lemon juice and walnuts.
Full of anitoxidants, these shoots are also rich in nutrients and contain protein, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1 and B2 as well as loads of lipids.