檸檬愛玉 Lemon-Flavor Fig Jelly
The dried ripe fruit was rubbed to produce fig jelly. It has a smooth and soft texture with slight herbal fragrance. With lemon juice, the special taste and thirst quenching qualities make it the most welcoming drink.
Where is it from?
It is widely believed that Fig Jelly was discovered by a young woman. The young woman went to the mountains with her father and found out that there were jelly-like substances floating on the water along the river. Her curiosity was aroused and she tasted the transparent substances. She was surprised by the special taste and the coolness. Besides, it is also thirst-quenching. On their way home, they saw many fruits lying along the riverside, so the young woman picked one up and rubbed it gently. Unexpectedly, juice came out and finally became solidified jelly. The young woman and her father picked some of the fruit to bring home and they had invented fig jelly.
How do you prepare it?
First of all, ripe fruits should be collected and shelled. Next, you need to split the fruit in half and expose it to the sunshine or put it into a dryer for a while. Then after rubbing the dried fruits, the natural pectin comes out and finally solidifies into a jelly like substances.
Fig jelly has a smooth texture with slight herbal fragrance. People usually eat it with lemon juice, so it tastes sweet and sour. Lemon-flavor fig jelly also contains high fiber, is low in fat and is very thirst-quenching. People enjoy it in the form of ice or drinks. Therefore it is very popular in the heat of summer.
Where do you buy it?
Lemon-flavor fig jelly is one of the most common drinks in Taiwan and it is available throughout Taiwan.