How to tell a real bird’s nest from a fake one
The real Bird’s Nest has a distinctive fishy smell, the water is still clear and the oats are whole when cooked, while the fake has an odd black pasty taste.
Bird’s nest is a healthy food that offers over 20 amino acids (arginine, cystine, histidine, lysine…), silicic acid and many other valuable nutrients and trace elements. These ingredients support the treatment of diseases, help the body to recover quickly, rejuvenate the skin and strengthen bones. At the same time, influenza virus cells are inhibited, resistance increases …
Several studies have shown that foods contain hormone-like substances that are important factors in cell and tissue division. These substances stimulate cell division and cell growth, promote tissue proliferation and regenerate new tissue. A bird’s nest is good for men and women, pregnant women, children, the elderly, patients recovering from surgery…
In the wake of Covid-19, doctors and nutritionists recommended consumers add bird’s nest (in moderation) to boost the immune system, fight disease and regain strength quickly. However, not understanding the characteristics of food and the psychology of cheapness, many buyers have to buy fake and false bird nests at a price of millions or tens of millions of dongs.
How to tell a real bird’s nest from a fake one
Ms. Van Le, executive vice president of Yen Viet Joint Stock Company, said that because of its high value, the bird’s nest could not prevent counterfeiting and the addition of fillers.
“Ingredients added to fake bird’s nests include seaweed, protein, added weights (sugar fillers), plasticizers (gluten, gelatin, animal glue) … these substances are difficult for consumers to detect,” said the agency’s Ms Van Le. .
* How to distinguish a real bird’s nest
|special feature||the real one||Lie|
|the element||100% natural oatmeal||About 40% real oatmeal, add spinach, egg white and sugar to add weight.|
|try it||Musty odor characteristic of fish.||A strange and sour smell, it is difficult to match the characteristic aroma of real oatmeal.|
|colour||Ivory white, orange yellow, red or orange red||White color mixed with agar (gelatin) or alginate starch (cassava).|
|when it’s wet||I still keep the transparency and the oatmeal is intact.||The water is cloudy and red oats are red because the food coloring dissolves and the oats melt and become mushy.|
|while cooking||Even at 100 degrees, the water is clear and the oats are intact.||Cloudy water from dissolved starch and soft oats. If there is a real bird’s nest, the bird’s nest will be loose in murky water.|
|Test with iodine solution||still the same color||It turns green because the starch reacts with the iodine.|
|Try green tea||still the same color||Iron oxide stain darkening chemically reacts with green tea.|
The process of growing oats.
Established in 2005, Yen Viet applied the aviary model to the ancient theater of Thanh Binh, Phan Rang. For nesting and raising 100,000 cockroaches, agronomists with many years of experience have researched and created good infrastructure factors such as sticky walls, light, temperature, humidity and noise. ,…
Swallows are often wild, live in large flocks, fly high and fight disease is more difficult than in other birds. Therefore, the management phase of veterinary hygiene and rapid disease control in the breeding area, and environmental hygiene inside and outside the stable are strictly implemented.
Farmers regularly monitor the hailstone’s reproductive cycle, which takes 30 to 32 days to build nests to lay eggs. It takes 8 to 11 days to lay the first egg and 1 to 3 days for the second. The bird’s nest is made of saliva and both parents build the nest and raise the young. After 41 to 51 days, the birds are healthy enough to leave the nest.
In addition to attracting chicks, the Yen Viet company believes that raising cypress trees for harvest should be associated with the factors of nurturing, maintaining and maintaining the flock. Regularly check and strengthen hygiene work inside and outside the chicken coop. Regularly collect bird droppings for treatment as they cause contamination and poisoning in flocks, especially in juveniles. In order to protect the flock, it is necessary to regularly spray the disinfectant around the bird’s nest and kill animals that carry germs such as mice, ants, cockroaches, etc.
To ensure product quality, companies focus on technology investments. As a result, the Phan Rango processing facility is compliant with ISO 22000:2018 and HACCP standards.
In 2013, the unit applied the YV-PureNest standard developed by Nha Trang University Institute of Biotechnology and Environment for natural bird nests and all products with high nutritional value. The company has also signed cooperation agreements with international organizations to carry out an objective and independent control of the incoming and outgoing products.
“We respect and preserve the value of the Vietnamese bird’s nest through the following standards: Commitment to a protein content of more than 50%, Humidity less than 18%; Sterilized by a UV system; Does not contain heavy metals. Toxic. Each box has a certificate , 200% money-back guarantee, product contains fillers, colors, preservatives…” said Ms. Van Le.
In 2014-2017, the unit, in partnership with the National Institute of Nutrition, launched YenViet Nest IQ Weaning Porridge, a special formula for babies from 9 months old composed of Bird’s Nest and essential micronutrients. Products manufactured in accordance with the Ministry of Health’s RNI recommendations and clinically proven to reduce the risk of malnutrition, improve weight and height, and contribute to the development of movement intelligence.
In 2018, the company partnered with the Vietnam Institute of Applied Medicine to exclusively develop YenViet Nest Grow Baby Nest Porridge, a special formula for mildly malnourished children to improve weight, height, brain development and immunity to improve in gastrointestinal and gastro-intestinal problems. Respiratory infections in children aged 3 to 12 years.
“If the customer finds and proves that the product has other contamination within 7 business days, we will refund 200% over the phone number. (028) 62651818added the company representative.
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