According to researchers, the reasons for the high longevity rate in the area are related to the region's weather, environment, and people's life habits and physical quality. Yet it is also directly because of their food structures. Uighur food is characterized by mutton, beef, camel, chicken, goose; carrots, tomatoes, onions, peppers, eggplants, celeries etc.; variou dairy foods; and various fruits.
The food this lady is holding in this picture is called Sangza which is crispy and tasty fried wheat flour dough twists, a holiday specialty. The following are some more pictures of Uighur food. Please click on them for a better view. To get a more detailed introduction to them, please go to Xinjiang-Style Cuisine. Finally to really taste them, please go to Uighur Restaurant in Montreal, Canada if you are in Montreal or happen to be visiting there.