When I was in China six months ago, a Chinese official's wife served me a bowl of dessert that she claimed is good for my complexion. It has some gelatine-like stuff double boiled with some wolfberries, white fungus, dried longans and rock sugar. I thought it was bird's nest tonic soup but it was a vegetarian dessert.
She revealed that the gelatine-like stuff is peach gum which is an edible gum. It is a resin that is exuded from the bark of the peach tree. It comes in crystal form looking like amber crystals.
She gave me some peach gum to cook at home. I have been cooking and experimenting with it for the past two months. My son loves to drink this dessert, so I make a big pot of peach gum dessert weekly and chill it in bottles for him in the fridge.
Recipe can be found here : https://eastcoastlife.sg/blog/peach-gum-nourishing-beauty-tonic/
中医说 : "桃胶属于凉性食物，对孕妇来说食少量桃胶是有好处的，但是桃胶具有活血功能，在孕期是绝对不能接触的。"
桃胶本身没有味道, 在烹调桃胶时, 我设法加入一些不同食材配搭, 增加味道、囗感。