Edible Birdnest EBN fit for human consumption

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Do you know how to distinguish food fit for human consumption?
If food you are going to consume comply to food standard: i.e free from physical, chemical and biological contaminations, and are prepared according to FDA standard then
with some analysis evidences, you are the smart consumer.

Does edible birdnest EBN fit for human consumption? Yes, if you can comply to the Haccp Analysis.

"Can you remove heavy metals like mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic, copper, ...from edible birdnest?". The mentioned heavy metals caused by mismanagement of house swiflet farms by spraying insecticide and pesticide to get rid of ticks, croaches, ants, mosquitoes, lizards, rodents etc. With evidences, contaminated birdnest is not fit for human consumption.

Critical Control Points started from the very beginning of ranching. Well control food raw materials must not be contaminated by any means. By spraying chemical to remove pests and others living things in the farms is highly prohibited.

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Edible Birdnest EBN fit for human consumption

  1. 1. http://www.yongkangbirdnest.com B ird’s N est L ongevity W ellness Industries Sdn. Bhd. Edible Copy right: Longevity Wellness, Eddie Tan
  2. 2. History of Bird’s Nest Copy right: Longevity Wellness, Eddie Tan
  3. 3. <ul><li>The earliest history of bird’s trading can be traced back to year 1589. </li></ul><ul><li>Admiral Cheng Ho came to Southeast Asia and brought back edible Bird’s nest from Indonesia as a gift to Ming Dynasty’s Emperor. </li></ul><ul><li>Thus opening the trade of this valuable nest. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Some researcher even said it can be traced back to 1000 years ago during the Tang Dynasty (A.D. 618-907). </li></ul><ul><li>During that era, only the family of the Emperor and his minister had the privilege of consuming the high priced bird’s nest. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Types of Bird’s Nest Copy right: Longevity Wellness, Eddie Tan
  6. 6. <ul><li>Swiflets make their nest using their saliva (secretion of love) , therefore the highly valued edible bird's nest are actually the dried secretion of swiftlets. </li></ul>Swiflets are found predominantly in south-east Asia, in countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand. Small colonies of swiflets may also be found in some remote areas of India and Sri Lanka. Up to date, Malaysia is the third largest bird’s nest producer in the world. We produce high quality bird’s nest in controlled environment. <ul><li>Bird's nest are produced by swiftlets ( Collocalia sp.) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Swallows make their nest from grass and mud , and their nest are certainly not edible. </li></ul></ul>Types of Bird’s Nest Types of Bird’s Nest Copy right: Longevity Wellness, Eddie Tan
  7. 7. Cave nest In Malaysia cave nest are mainly harvested from natural caves in Sarawak and Sabah . The famous caves are located at Niah, Kakus, Baram and Tinjar. The harvesters often face considerable amount of danger when harvesting the nests. Types of Bird’s Nest Copy right: Longevity Wellness, Eddie Tan
  8. 8. <ul><li>Since cave nests are &quot;made&quot; by free, naturally-living swiflets, some consider them to be more valuable than house nests, and they often fetch a higher price . </li></ul><ul><li>However, the truth is cave nest generally contains more foreign materials and feathers than house nest. </li></ul><ul><li>Besides, cave nest are exposed to the risk of heavy metals contamination from the environment factors. </li></ul>
  9. 9. House nest House nest is made by swiftlets that nest in the attic of the countryside houses. But now human has acquired the knowledge of cultivating nests in a clean and controlled building. The famous house nest in Malaysia are in Segamat, Batu Pahat, Muar, Kota Tinggi, Taiping, Sitiawan, Kuantan, Kelantan, Penang and Terengganu… Generally, the texture of house nest are smoother compared to those of cave nest, and with less feathers and other contaminants. Types of Bird’s Nest Copy right: Longevity Wellness, Eddie Tan
  10. 10. Bird’s Nest Cleaning Process Copy right: Longevity Wellness, Eddie Tan
  11. 11. <ul><li>The harvested bird’s nest consisted of sand, feathers, egg shell and other impurities. </li></ul><ul><li>The conventional cleaning process is by separating the large feathers from the nest matrix with forceps, adding of bleaching agents and preservatives. </li></ul><ul><li>The crush and broken filaments are arrange to make the bird’s nest into nest cake (leaf shape). </li></ul>Cleaned by bleaching agent Separating by forceps Reconstituted Finished product Conventional Bird’s Nest Cleaning Process Bird’s Nest Cleaning Process Copy right: Longevity Wellness, Eddie Tan
  12. 12. Bleaching Agent Preservatives Nutritional lost Disadvantages of traditional method Unclean water Unhygienic processing environment Bird’s Nest Cleaning Process Additives Copy right: Longevity Wellness, Eddie Tan
  13. 13. Bird’s Nest Cleaning Process Sorting Premium grade and quality raw bird’s nest were chosen from controlled environment to eliminate heavy metals contamination Impurities separation Skilled and well trained workers were employed to separate the feathers and dirt. 1 2 Longevity Wellness Bird’s Nest Cleaning Process Copy right: Longevity Wellness, Eddie Tan
  14. 14. Bird’s Nest Cleaning Process Drying Processed bird’s nest were dried in oven until the right moisture content achieved. Processing By using high grade reverse osmosis water to ensure the cleanliness and to preserve the natural shape of the nest. 3 4 Copy right: Longevity Wellness, Eddie Tan
  15. 15. Bird’s Nest Cleaning Process Quality Control Stringent quality control are carried out to ensure each and every piece of Longevity Wellness bird’s nest achieved the specification set Categorization and Grading Cleaned bird’s nest were categorized according to its grade 5 6 Copy right: Longevity Wellness, Eddie Tan
  16. 16. Packaging Graded bird’s nest were packed into a good-looking metal boxes 7 Copy right: Longevity Wellness, Eddie Tan
  17. 17. Bird’s Nest Cleaning Process Longevity Wellness method: <ul><li>No bleaching agent </li></ul><ul><li>No additives </li></ul><ul><li>No preservatives </li></ul><ul><li>Nutrients were preserved </li></ul><ul><li>R.O. water system </li></ul><ul><li>Highly skilled workers </li></ul><ul><li>Hygienic practices </li></ul><ul><li>Whole nest cup </li></ul><ul><li>Quality Controlled </li></ul><ul><li>100% Purity Guarantee </li></ul>Copy right: Longevity Wellness, Eddie Tan
  18. 18. Authenticity of Commercially Available Bird’s Nest Copy right: Longevity Wellness, Eddie Tan
  19. 19. <ul><li>Bird’s nest is an expensive and nutritive product, thus it is important to distinguish the genuine bird’s nest from fakes. </li></ul><ul><li>In the market, there are a lot of unethical businessman increase the weight of bird’s nest by adding white fungus, jelly, and man-made additives. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Appearance Good and genuine nest constructed by two main types of filaments. The outer layer has longer and bigger filaments and the inner part is constructed with finer, shorter filaments. Authenticity of Commercially Available Bird’s Nest Copy right: Longevity Wellness, Eddie Tan
  21. 21. Cooking When double boiled for 1-2 hours the bird’s nest inner filaments is water soluble. The outer filaments contain mainly minerals, thus it is less soluble but gives bird’s nest its signature fibrous taste and appearance During double boiling a fine scent of near albumin odour will occur Authenticity of Commercially Available Bird’s Nest Copy right: Longevity Wellness, Eddie Tan
  22. 22. Chemical Analysis Authenticity of Commercially Available Bird’s Nest <ul><li>Through </li></ul><ul><li>HPLC </li></ul><ul><li>Capillary Electrophoresis </li></ul>Copy right: Longevity Wellness, Eddie Tan
  23. 23. Goodness of Bird’s Nest Copy right: Longevity Wellness, Eddie Tan
  24. 24. It contains elements called epidermic growth factor which can stimulate cell growth and are beneficial to elderly people recovering from illness. Traditionally it is believed that bird's nest can strengthen the lungs and pancreas to prolong life also in slowing down the aging process. It is especially valued by ladies for its reported properties of making the skin delicate and glow radiantly. Goodness of Bird’s Nest Copy right: Longevity Wellness, Eddie Tan
  25. 25. <ul><li>Traditionally it is used to treat: </li></ul><ul><li>Consumptive disease </li></ul><ul><li>Tuberculosis </li></ul><ul><li>Cough and phlegm-dyspnea </li></ul><ul><li>Asthma </li></ul><ul><li>Chronic malaria </li></ul><ul><li>Hemoptysis </li></ul>Goodness of Bird’s Nest Copy right: Longevity Wellness, Eddie Tan
  26. 26. Protein ~49.9% of protein in the bird’s nest. Protein is a &quot;macronutrient,&quot; Body needs relatively large amounts of it. First, is to provide the essential amino acids that our own tissues can't make. And secondly, to provide nitrogen for making non-essential amino acids and other nitrogen-containing compounds. Goodness of Bird’s Nest Amino Acid Bird’s nest contain amino acid like arginine cystein, histidine tryptophan etc Amino acids can best be described as the construction blocks from which protein is made. Longevity Wellness Bird’s Nest contain nutritionous value as shown below: Copy right: Longevity Wellness, Eddie Tan
  27. 27. <ul><li>Minerals </li></ul><ul><li>Various types minerals like magnesium, potassium, zinc, copper, iron, sodium, phosphorous were detected. </li></ul><ul><li>Essential as our need for oxygen to sustain life vital to all mental & physical processes & for total well being. It is important in maintaining all physiological processes as they are constituents of the teeth, bones, tissues, blood, muscle, and nerve cells. </li></ul>Antioxidant <ul><li>Antioxidant was detected in bird’s nest. </li></ul><ul><li>Antioxidants are substances or nutrients in our foods which can prevent or slow the oxidative damage to our body.  Health problems such as heart disease, macular degeneration, diabetes, cancer etc are all contributed by oxidative damage. Antioxidants may also enhance immune defense and therefore lower the risk of cancer and infection. </li></ul>Copy right: Longevity Wellness, Eddie Tan
  28. 28. Edible Bird’s Nest Prospects Copy right: Longevity Wellness, Eddie Tan
  29. 29. Cosmeceutical Edible Bird’s Nest Prospect Copy right: Longevity Wellness, Eddie Tan
  30. 30. Pharmaceutical Edible Bird’s Nest Prospect Copy right: Longevity Wellness, Eddie Tan
  31. 31. Nutraceutical Edible Bird’s Nest Prospect Copy right: Longevity Wellness, Eddie Tan
  32. 32. 106, Jalan Bukit Kempas 1/18, Taman Bukit Kempas, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia Tel: 607-238 6612/ 238 6613 Fax: 607-2381600 Email : drtanboonsiong@hotmail.com Website: h ttp://drtan.trustpass.alibaba.com/ Longevity Wellness Industries Sdn. Bhd (646833-P) Copy right: Longevity Wellness, Eddie Tan
  33. 33. For more information, please visit http://www.yongkangbirdnest.com

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