Gingko Nuts with Mushrooms Recipe for Vegetarians

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Vegetarian recipes are not bland nor boring at all.
You should try blending different nuts with crisp vegetables that brings out a colorful tasty dish.

Introduction to vegetarian recipe

Although I am not a vegetarian, I love to try different vegetable recipes whether a combination with meat or totally meatless.
Vegetarian recipes are basically assorted vegetables stir fry, stew or braise with tofu, mushrooms or vegetarian meats .
Although my family isn't fond of vegetarian food, we would not hesitate to try this meatless dish at least twice a week.

Results: tasty, yummy and crisp. They simply love the assorted mushrooms and gingko nuts.

Ingredients to prepare:

  • 10 pieces gingko nuts- shells and core removed
  • 5 pieces dried black mushrooms
  • 5 button mushrooms
  • 1 packet straw mushrooms-cut off the roots and washed
  • 1 packet snow peas-remove strings and washed
  • 5 slices of carrots-any shapes
  • 2 slices of young ginger
  • 2 cloves of garlic- crushed
  • 1/2 red onion-chopped


    Sauces-mixed together
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp light soy sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp sesame oil


  • Corn flour solution
  • 1 tsp corn flour mix with 3 tbps water

How to stir fry Gingko Nuts with Mushrooms

  1. Soak dried black mushrooms in warm water until softens.
  2. Use a knife to slice X on the surface of each mushrooms.

  3. Heat up wok with 1tbsp oil or olive oil.
  4. Saute garlic, ginger and onion until fragrant.

  5. Add in carrots and snow peas. Stir fry for 5min.
  6. Add in button mushrooms, dried Chinese mushrooms and star mushrooms. Stir fry for 5min.

  7. Toss in gingko nuts and sauces into the dish.
  8. Pour in half cup of water and let it simmer.

  9. Use a fork to poke into the vegetables. If the texture are soft, the ingredients are cooked.
  10. Turn off heat and dish up. Serve hot with porridge or rice.

How to prepare Gingko Nuts

  • The Gingko nut resembles a“tear drop”shape of nuts with a hard to break nut shell.

  • In order to break open the gingko nut outer shell, you have to use a nut cracker or a hammer to smash open the white shells.

  • Peel off the brown membrane skin which is very fragile and easily to tear.

  • Use a knife to slice the gingko nut into halves, remove the inner core.

  • Wash and drain.

Benefits and Nutritional Value of Gingko Nuts


  • Gingko nuts are soft, tender, chewy nuts that are nutritional and healthy.
  • This yellow nuts are known as "Jade Jewels" among the Chinese and some called it "Bai Guo" which means white fruit.
  • They are usually serve as sweet dessert for marriage and Chinese festival prayers.


  • Gingko nuts are high in :
  • copper
  • magnesium
  • zinc
  • calcium
  • potassium
  • copper
  • vitamin C


  • They are exceptionally low in:
  • saturate fat
  • cholesterol
  • calories
  • no sugar content


  • Consumption of gingko nuts benefits for patients contracted with:
  • dementia- helps to slow down the phase by improving the cognitive performance, thinking and memory

  • prevent Alzheimer's disease

  • reduce insufficient blood flow to the brain- prevent blood clots

  • reduce asthma symptoms especially respiratory problems

  • prevent urinary tract disease such as soothing the bladder irritation

  • reduce bed wetting problems

Benefits and Nutritional Value of Mushrooms

  • Although mushrooms are not considered as plants, they are highly known as part of the vegetable ingredients in the cuisine world, especially the Chinese community.
  • Mushrooms are low in:
  • sodium
  • saturate fat
  • cholesterol
  • calories

  • They are high in:
  • vitamin B
  • riboflavin
  • folate
  • niacin

  • Mushrooms also provide hard to absorb minerals such as:
  • copper
  • iron
  • potassium

  • Consuming mushrooms are beneficial for reducing:
  • breast cancer in women
  • prostate cancer in men
  • diabetes
  • high cholesterol level

Did you know?

Mushroom content is 90% of water.

China is the only country that produces the largest producer of mushrooms in the world.

In 1991, it was recorded there were 1.5 millions of mushroom species in the world.

A small percentage of mushrooms glow in the dark.

More vegetarian recipes written by peachpurple

Pak Choy with Tofu Soup
Stir Fry Mustard Green with Tofu
Pea Sprouts
Eggless Pancakes

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author avatar brendamarie
13th Aug 2015 (#)

this sound very good, I don't think I can get gingko nut here.

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author avatar peachpurple
14th Aug 2015 (#)

Thanks Brenda, you gave me the idea to add in optional for gingko nuts. Thanks

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
13th Aug 2015 (#)

Thank you so much for sharing such a great article. I love the tips you shared and I've learned some things that I didn't know. That is priceless. Congratulations on the shiny gold star, it is very well deserved.

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author avatar peachpurple
14th Aug 2015 (#)

Thanks Nancy. However I noticed that the number of traffic to recipes are relatively low.

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author avatar snerfu
14th Aug 2015 (#)

A very healthy compilation of something tasty I guess. Nice article peachpurple.

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author avatar peachpurple
14th Aug 2015 (#)

Thanks snerfu. If you wish, you could replace gingko nuts with cashews or roasted peanuts

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author avatar Ptrikha
14th Aug 2015 (#)

A great recipe!

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author avatar peachpurple
14th Aug 2015 (#)

Thanks ptrikha. Hope you will enjoy it

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author avatar Carol Roach
20th Aug 2015 (#)

I have always been a meat eater and I never felt satisfied with just vegetables. Since I have had weight loss surgery on July 24th I have not eaten even vegetables. It is a very strict diet that I have to follow

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author avatar peachpurple
20th Aug 2015 (#)

Sorry to hear that, you are in a big stress with the strict diet?

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