Mid-Autumn festival, also known as Zhong Qiu Festival (中秋节) or Mooncake Festival, is a holiday celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month of the Chinese Lunar calendar. This is an important Chinese traditional festival for family gatherings. Mooncakes are the essential food item during the Mid-Autumn Festival. These round pastries symbolize union and are gifted among family members and friends. Mooncakes traditionally contain lotus seed or red bean paste and salted egg yolk while some modern variations of mooncakes have snowskin with fruit, ice cream, and chocolate fillings. Traditional Chinese tea and fruits such as pomelo are served during the festival. Here are some nutrition tips for individuals with chronic kidney disease during the Mid-Autumn Festival to assist them in enjoying the festival while adhering to dietary recommendations.
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Acknowledgement: The ISRNM would like to express sincere thanks to Khor Ban Hock, Teong Lee Fang, and Ng Hi Ming for sharing the infographics.