字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 Hi everyone. I'm Jacqueline, Hsuan-hui. I'm now here at Anding District. And you know, Chinese soapberry is so famous here at Anding District. And you see, it looks just like a kind of fruit called the Dragon's eye,Longan. So what is the Chinese soapberry? Let's go and check it out! Hi everyone, this is Mr. Wang, the owner of the company. Hi! Mr. Wang. Hi, Hsuan-hui Hi, everyone. Mr. Wang could you please give me a tour around your company? Sure, I'll show you around. Hsuan-hui, you can comprehend the whole working process of the soapberry when you come here. This is a soapberry processing factory. Although it's not a tourism factory, the owner of the company has set up an exhibition room to help tourists know the Chinese soapberry better. The soapberry trees used to be very tall. They are not improved breeds. Nowadays, we applied the dwarf process so that they can grow faster and easier to be harvested. The Chinese soapberry is indigenous to middle and low altitude mountains in Taiwan. Chinese soapberry trees are tall, and they have an extensive root system that contributes to water and soil conservation. The Chinese soapberry industry is both a profitable and green industry. So the Chinese soapberry is very famous around here. So what is the Chinese soapberry, and is it edible? Longan and lychee also belong to the Euphoria family. But the soapberry is not edible. The peel of the Chinese soapberry can be used to make cleaning supplies and pestcides. The seeds can be used to extract oil or to make handicrafts. And what is the growth characteristic of the Chinese soapberry? The Chinese soapberry can be harvested after growing five or six years. The flowers of the Chinese soapberry bloom in March to April, and the soapberries are ready to be harvested in September to October. In addition to information about the Chinese soapberry, there are many special handicrafts here in the factory. So what are these little black balls over here? We can extract saponin from the shell of the soapberry. The seeds can be made into many products and artifacts. These black balls here are seeds of the Chinese soapberry. The Chinese soapberry industry is indeed a green industry. Nothing is wasted. This is a processing factory, and you can see many workers are packaging the products. So this is the packaging process. After visiting the factory, I can't wait to find out how the shell of the Chinese soapberry that looks like the longan are made into detergent. It is a very natural product. The old would put the soapberry shells into this bag and then we can use it for wash stuff. It's better if we don't use chemical products. It's not a difficult task. Peel the shell in the same way as you peel a longan. Put shells in a sack and rub them together. When you see bubble foam, your detergent is done. Just by rubbing those crusts with water, you can have a lot of bubbles and it's just totally natural without any other thing. And if you want such natural thing, you can just hang it by the faucet and just add some water, you can have such a piece of natural soap. Since people know little about the Chinese Soapberry, if you come to the factory, you can learn more from the exhibition. And also experience how to use the soapberry to make some soap. Back to the days when there was no detergent, people used to do cleaning work with soapberry shells. After chemical detergent came out, soapberries were gradually forgotten. The Chinese soapberry is not only harmless to humans, but also good to the soil and water conservation. So next time if you come to visit Anding District, don't miss the Chinese soapberry factory.