(ECNS) -- Water moss is a traditional delicacy for some villagers in Rongjiang County, Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture in southwest China's Guizhou Province.
Edible water moss only grows in water of good quality. Local varieties grow in farmland irrigated with natural mountain spring water.
The fresh water moss collected from the paddy fields needs to be washed several times in clear water to remove impurities, and after washing, can be taken home to consume.
Water moss can be made into a variety of dishes. When cooking moss soup, ginger and garlic are used to remove the fishy smell, and pepper is added for seasoning.
Water moss is rich in nutrients like chlorophyll, vitamins and trace elements.