(No.5, Vol.7,Oct-Nov 2017 Vietnam Heritage Magazine,Advertorial)

For ages, swallow nests have been known for top nutritional values and ranked among the 8 most fabulous dishes. As they were rare and very hard to get, in the past only royal families had the privilege to enjoy them.
A nest is formed as follows: Birds of the aerodramus fuciphagus germani group stretch their glue-like saliva into threads and attach them to a rock wall of a cave to start making the base. More and more such threads are added, or woven to form a nest. In Vietnam, these birds live mostly on islands, especially the ones off the coast of Khanh Hoa Province. They are actually granite rocks jutting out from the water, featuring sheer cliffs and precarious caves. Due to rich special mineral content inside and around the islands, our swallow nests have a distinct flavor and are superior in nutritional content as compared to swallow nests elsewhere. The special mineral content, rich in iron, of the environment surrounding a few specific islands of the Khanh Hoa Sea help produce the most precious of all swallow nests: the red nests.
Modern scientific analyses show that swallow nests have glycoprotein structure, are high in energy, and very easily digestible. They contain a large number of high content amino acids, many of which cannot be produced by human body. They also contain chemicals that aid in quick recovery from injuries; stimulate red blood cell production, stabilize nerve and brain cells’ functions, stimulate intestine functions, fight aging and harmful radiation, strengthen muscle tissues, support cell reproduction, improve the immune system, improve liver functions, help the body absorb substances that prevent oxidization, wrinkles, pimples, freckles, and balance protein intake for those who are on a diet or play sports.
In January 2016 researchers from top Chinese universities have published in Drug Design, Development and Therapy their findings about the effects of swallow nests from Khanh Hoa Salanganes Nest Co. Ltd, Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa, Vietnam. They have established that these nests boost the amount of B-cells which produce antibodies that fight harmful agents from the environment and cancer cells. They concluded that Khanh Hoa swallow nests can at least slow down the development of cancer cells and improve the results of chemotherapy for cancer patients.
In fact, Khanh Hoa swallow nests were named ‘Delicacy for Kings’ not by the Vietnamese themselves but by food experts and lovers all over the world.
So, Khanh Hoa natural island swallow nests are truly superior in taste, flavor and health improvement qualities. To better serve the need of health improvement of our consumers and the demands of general market with high quality swallow nests harvested from the nature, Khanh Hoa Salangane Nest Co. Ltd constantly conducts scientific research toward sustainable development. According to Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora’s executive body, Khanh Hoa Salangane Nest Co. Ltd is South-East Asia’s best company in swallow nest resource management and sustainable development. As of 2015, Khanh Hoa Salangane Nest Co. Ltd holds Asia’s records in number of offshore swallow nest caves and in swallow nest yield.
Khanh Hoa Salangane Nest Co. Ltd for health and welfare of consumers and communities!

Dr. Truong Tan Minh and Vet Dr. Nguyen Anh Vu