Longevity peach

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Longevity peaches
Longevity peach
Traditional Chinese壽桃
Simplified Chinese寿桃

A longevity peach, or shoutao, is a type of lotus seed bun. It is white with a red dyed tip with a crease along the side, mimicking the shape of a peach. The longevity peach is a representation of Peaches of Immortality. According to Chinese folk legends, these peaches ripen every thousands of years, and grant immortality to humans when consumed.[1]

The pastry is typically served at the birthdays of elderly people as it celebrates their achievement in having reached old age.

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