Black buckwheat is a type of buckwheat grain that has several nutrients, including protein, oleic and linoleic acids (unsaturated omega-9 and omega-6 fatty acids), a wide range of B vitamins, in addition to dietary minerals such as magnesium, iron, and calcium. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Five Black Foods That Are Good for You

In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) theory, according to the five elements (wood, fire, earth, metal, water) doctrine, the natural flavors (sour, bitter, sweet, acrid, salty), five colors of food (green, red, yellow, white, black) are linked with many properties of…

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Five Black Foods That Are Good for You

In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) theory, according to the five elements (wood, fire, earth, metal, water) doctrine, the natural flavors (sour, bitter, sweet, acrid, salty), five colors of food (green,…

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The 2017 Summer Universiade at Taipei City

The 29th Summer Universiade at Taipei City was successfully concluded on August 30. The Team from Taiwan performed brilliantly during the event, winning 90 medals, including 26 gold, which represented…

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The Buddha’s Bead Chain

The Buddha’s bead chain was enshrined in a temple on a high cliff face. There was only one dangerous trail down the shear cliff face for the temple’s monks to…

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The Pest-Free Baoguo Temple

As Southern China is known for being a region with humidity, typhoons, and termites, its natural conditions are not suitable for wooden structures. However, the wooden Grand Hall of the…

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The Wonders of Eucalyptus Oil

The word eucalyptus is derived from the ancient Greek word eu, meaning good or well, and calyptos, meaning covered. When early explorers arrived in Australia, they collected samples of various plants, including…

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The Ghost Festival Celebrations in Taiwan

The seventh lunar month, which falls between August 22 and September 19 this year, is a very important month for people living in Taiwan because it is the so-called “Ghost…

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Chinese Virtues for Frugal Living

When I was a child, I had to follow many household rules and learn about ancient Chinese virtues. Like, I had to eat every last grain of rice in my…

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The Origin of White Peony Tea

White peony tea (白牡丹茶; bái mǔ dān chá) is classified as white tea. The shape of the tea is like a flower of green leaves, with a white center of…