Tuesday, 22 May 2018
History of Bird's Nest
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Edible bird’s nest has been known to be a heritage delicacy for many generations. Its history can be traced as far back as Tang (618-907) and Sung (969-1279) Dynasties. Ancient Chinese literature “Min Zhong Hai Cuo Shu” during the Ming (1368-1644) Dynasty has documented that bird’s nest is only served to the royalties and for the rich and famous. It is no wonder being regarded as a precious food because of its unique medical property. In the Ancient Chinese Medical literature “Ben Cao Bei Yao” and “Ben Cao Feng Yuan” during the Qing (1644-1912) Dynasty, birds’ nest is being prescribed to cure diseases because of its therapeutic effect. Since then, Chinese medical scholars have made various effort to incorporate bird’s nest in modern Chinese Medicine as documented in “Ben Cao Cong Xin”, “Ben Cao Qiu Zhen” and “Ben Cao Gang Mu Shi Yi”.

Today, edible bird’s nest is more than a heritage delicacy. It is being commercialized as daily health food consumed by people of various nationalities, races and religions. Its collagen is also being extracted for various skin care and beauty products. We at Manna endeavour to modernize this heritage delicacy with the latest R&D and technology to enable everyone to enjoy the natural heath benefit of bird’s nest.   


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