Other Names: lotus nuts, Nelumbo nucifera
Chinese name is called Lianzi, 莲子, 蓮子
Lotus seeds are obtained from the lotus flowers
The lotus flowers come from lotus roots
Lotus root is a perennial aquatic plant
Chinese lotus root cultivation spread from ancient India
How long has history
Chinese medicine believes that all parts of lotus can be used for medicinally
In particular, the node of lotus root has the strongest medicinal properties.
"Xianglian" produced in Xiangtan County, Hunan Province
"Jianlian" produced in Jianning County of Fujian Province
"Xuanlian" produced in Xuanping region in Wuyi County, Zhejiang Province
Historically known as the three most famous lotus seeds in China
Among them, the most characteristic of Xianglian
Has always been a tribute to the court treasures
Therefore,it is also called "Gonglian",means the lotus seed for the tribute
has being hailed as "The First Lotus of China"
Now the "xianglian" what people are referring to
It is not just referring to the lotus seeds produced in Xiangtan
Lotus seeds in the whole Hunan Province are all called "Xianglian"
"Three-inch white lotus seeds" produced by Xiangtan County, Hunan Province
Is the lotus seed of tribute dedicated to the emperor in ancient times.
This "three-inch white lotus seed" is bigger than the lotus seeds from other places
The three lotus seeds are connected one inch long
So it is called "inch three lotus"
White lotus seed
Large and full grain, white and round
Fine texture, fresh and sweet
Add Ice sugar after cooking
That's the "Ice sugar and White Lotus"
Xiangtan County is designated as National Xianglian (hu’nan lotus seed) Export Base
The State National Commodity Inspection Bureau designated Xiangtan Xianglian as
Low-fat, high-protein quality varieties
The first food expo in China
Xiangtan "inch three lotus" won the first prize
Known as "The First Lotus of China"
At the first " China special products hometown" naming convention
Xiangtan County was named "Hometown of Chinese Xianglian".
AQSIQ issued an announcement
Approved the Protection of Geographical Indications on products of xianglian
The largest Xianglian planting base in the country
The planted area has exceeded 100,000 mu
Up to 130,000 acres at most
Xiangtan is the only large-scale lotus seed distribution and processing center in China
There are more than 7,000 people engaged in lotus seeds processing all the year round
Annual processing of more than 60,000 tons of lotus seeds
More than 60% of the total lotus seeds processing in China
The output value exceeds 600 million yuan
Huashi Town, Xiangtan County, Hunan Province
Located in the southwest of Xiangtan County
According to legend, there was a fisherman in the past
Fishing near the Port of Huashi
Because the water was very clear
Found a huge rock in the depths
The pattern is visible
"Huashi (means colour stone)" gets its name from this
Huashi is a historic city and a thousand-year-old town
During the Western Han Dynasty, the geographical position was prominent
The history and culture was heavy and it was located in the county seat of Xiangnan County
As a merchants gathered
And markets was prosperous and enjoys the reputation of "Little Nanjing"
Huashi is not only the material handling hub at the junction of three counties and cities including Xiangtan, Hengshan, Xiangxiang
The location advantage is obvious.
But also it is the largest market fair distribution center in the south of Xiangtan County.
The town has a total area of 133.40 square kilometers
The lowest elevation of 50.40 meters
The highest altitude of 425.70 meters
Huashi Reservoir is about 4 kilometers away from Huashi Town, Xiangtan County
Is the largest medium-sized water conservancy project in Xiangtan City
Reservoir location is hilly area
It is the mountain extension of Tianma Mountain and Zijing Mountain in the 72 peak of Nanyue Mountain.
Accompanied by the "Eighteen Arhats Mountain" which is famous in the world of Huashi town.
Historic site of the Hancheng Bridge is next to the Lohan Hill
The area of the reservoir is beautiful and pleasant
It is a feng shui place for recreation, tourism and vacation, health care and retirement
1.5 kilometers east of the township at the "Hancheng Bridge" under the Lohan Hills
Built during the Eastern Han Dynasty
Listed as Xiangtan County-level protected cultural relics
Recognized by Hunan Province as "the Top 100 Towns in Hunan Province" and "the Key Town in Hunan Province"
It was confirmed as "well off Town, Xiangtan City"
It was confirmed as " Demonstration Town of Economic Development in Hunan Province"
Recognized as a "National Key Town" by the six ministries and commissions of the State Council
The existing township residents 20,500 people
More than 20 town-owned enterprises
1345 individual businesses
Xianglian Industry, Machinery Industry and Household Appliance Industry are more prominent
"Xianglian Jia Tianxia, Tan Lian Guan Hu Xiang"
Xianglian Industry is the traditional industry and pillar industry of Huashi Town
Has a very mature Xianglian initial processing technology
The town always planted 12,000 mu of Xianglian area
Building "Million Mu Xianglian Base"
Has now become the country's largest production base in Xianglian
The Emperor of the Lotus in the area of 400 acres is the "China Inch Three Lotus Original Plantation Farm"
Huashi Town Xianglian Market was founded in 1996
Covers more than 140 mu
The fifth phase of the project is still under construction
Next to Lotus Seed Market
It is the planting base of 10,000 mu Xianglian
Relying on Xianglian Industry
Mining cultural tourism, eco-leisure tourism resources
Combining Xianglian Base with local attractions
The annual Xianglian Local Characteristic Product Exhibition
Marathon cross country etc.
"Taking lotus appreciation as the core
Provide visitors with a collection including Danxia landforms
and ancient town scenery and pastoral scenery as one of the tourism feast"