Original title: Entering the “Belt and Road”
Bird's nest has become an indispensable and important product in the bilateral trade between China and India. A statistic from the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture shows that more than 10 tons of bird's nest are exported from Indonesia to China every month. So, for ordinary consumers, what kind of bird's nest is an authentic product? How to eat the most nutritious and healthy? A reporter from Yangcheng Evening News went to a bird's nest processing factory in Jakarta, Indonesia, and went straight to the production process of bird's nest.
A Mei is from Fujian and has been in Indonesia for more than 10 years. 5 years ago, with the help of the local Chinese Lao Zhang, A Mei set up her own bird's nest plus workshop Indobird. There are 150 workers in the four factories, and pure hand-picking can only produce 300-500 kg per month and sell to China and other places. A Mei told reporters that the processing of bird's nest is mainly divided into several steps such as picking hair, shaping, and drying. The woolen in their factory is mainly from Kalimantan, Sumatra and other regions. "In Kalimantan we have our own swallow house, so we are absolutely assured of the quality of Mao Yan."
Entering the workshop on the second floor, I saw workers sitting in rows and skillfully picking feathers. "Bird's nest processing is divided into dry picking, semi-dry picking and wet picking. We use dry picking and semi-dry picking. The bird's nest produced in this way is beautiful and has good foaming." According to public data from the Indonesian government, only Six companies have the qualification to export to China, which is why the prices of bird's nest products of these qualified trading companies are prohibitively expensive.
At present, the price of bird's nest in the Chinese market ranges from several thousand yuan to tens of thousands of yuan per kilogram. So what kind of bird's nest is an authentic product in the process of consumption? A Mei took out several Mao Yan Yan Zan and told reporters that first, there will be an edge below the Yan Zan, which is left by the joint between the Yan Zan and the wall, and there will still be an edge even after cleaning. Second, after the selection of the Yan Mao, Many natural cracks will be left on the bird's nest. The cracks must be filled with the broken bird, and it will fall out with a shake. Third, the bird's nest is slowly sinking on the water, not a bit. The child sinks; after soaking, the side and the zhan are always connected, instead of falling out a lot of broken birds; finally, it depends on the color. Under normal circumstances, there is no so-called "blood swallow" in the bird's nest, but Dongyan is darker in color due to the existence of certain mineral resources. The normal color of bird's nest is white to yellow.
What should the public pay attention to when purchasing and eating bird's nest? A Mei told reporters that the large bird's nest is 7-9g, the middle bird's nest is 6-8g, and the small bird's nest 5-7g. "The largest bird's nest is generally as wide as a woman's three fingers, while those that are too wide are made up by drawing or crushing," Amei said. Normally, each person consumes 3-5g per day to absorb the best. Bird's nest should be eaten once a day, or once every other day, or three times a week. If you eat it once a month, the health effect will not be achieved at all, it is better not to eat it.