As the most nutritious dish in the eight Rare Royal Dishes (Bat Tran), Salanganes Nest (or simply bird's nests) also help to enhance human resistance and immunity. This is one of the dishes that help prevent disease effectively during the epidemic season.
Valuable effects of bird’s nest
According to oriental medicine, bird’s nests have a sweet taste and a temperate property with two effects on cleansing the lungs and helping to increase resistance to viruses and the flu. Bird’s nests are suitable for cases of physical weakness.
In a recent in-depth seminar on bird’s nests held in Khanh Hoa, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Duy Thinh, School of Biotechnology and Food Technology (Hanoi University of Science and Technology) said that: “Bird’s nests contain irreplaceable protein and amino acids with very high content, which are important for body development and health recovery.”
As clarified in “The white-nest swiftlet and the black-nest swiftlet: A monograph” by Dr. Nguyen Quang Phach (2002), quantitative analysis of Kathan and Weeks (1969) and Houdret et al (1975), there are 18 types of amino acids in bird’s nesst including: aspartic acid, threonine, serine, glutamic acid, proline, glycine, alanine, valine, methionine, isoleucine, tyrosine, phenylalanine, lysine, histidine, arginine, cysteine and leucine and sialic acid. These are all essential amino acids for the human body. Some amino acids have significantly high contents such as aspartic acid (4.69%) and proline (5.27%) which are important for muscle tissue growth and cell regeneration, etc. Furthermore, amino acids such as threonine (2.9%), tyrosine (5.6%) and sialic acid (8.6%) facilitate strengthening the immune system, quickly recovering damage and stimulating RBC growth.
In addition to the aforementioned amino acids, bird’s nests contain galactosamine (7.2%), glucosamine (5.3%) and tryptophan, which have proven effective in recovery and anti-aging for articular cartilage, anti-radiation and anti-cancer, etc. Besides, bird nests also contain many macronutrients and micronutrients with a high contents and essential for the human body.
Mr. Nguyen Anh Hung, General Director of Khanh Hoa Salanganes Nest Company claimed that bird’s nests are a gift that nature has bestowed on human beings. Bird’s nests from Khanh Hoa natural islands with localisation origin, chemical composition, abundant minerals from such natural islands have a particularly high nutritional value, helping to enhance resistance against diseases.
Aerodramus Fuciphagus Germani species that build their nest on the granite cliffs of Khanh Hoa natural bird's nest island have high nutritional value.
A nutritious dish for the whole family
Today, as the environment contains many pollutants, foods contain many toxic chemicals, there are many resulting kinds of diseases threatening human life. The correct use of bird’s nests and refined bird’s nests helps the body to strengthen its resistance to environmental bad agents. Therefore, the elderly, the sick, postpartum women and children should use bird’s nest regularly.
The experience of using bird’s nests to nurture health and cure from ancient times to present days in many different countries such as China, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia and Viet Nam has confirmed the undisputed value of bird’s nests to human health.
Currently, Khanh Hoa Salanganes Nest Company is directly exploiting bird’s nests from natural islands, and becomes the leading company in Viet Nam in particular and in Asia in the production of natural bird nests. This type of bird nest is favoured and appreciated by domestic and foreign markets, because of its precious nutritional values. bird’s nest can be processed into many different dishes for the whole family to improve health and enhance the body's resistance.
According to Mr. Truong Tan Phi, manager of the salanganes nest processing plant of Khanh Hoa Salanganes Nest Company, consumers should use bird’s nests in the morning or evening an hour before going to bed so that the body can best absorb their nutrients. Moreover, it is not recommended to eat too much bird’s nests, because the human body cannot absorb all the nutrients contained in the bird’s nest, accidentally causing waste.
In the past few years, there is a wide variety of bird’s nests with various prices and quality on the market. It is essential that consumers choose for themselves and their family genuine bird’s nest products of reputable and long-standing suppliers to ensure the health of the whole family.