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Caviar of the east


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Mohd Ghazali, Hasanah and Abdul Karim, Muhammad Shahrim and Abu Bakar, Ainul Zakiah (2015) Caviar of the east. In: Nature's Yield and Wonders of Art (NYAWA)15: Bird. Universiti Putra Malaysia Press, Serdang, Selangor, pp. 66-67. ISBN 9789679603699

Abstract / Synopsis

Edible bird’s nest ‘yan wo’ has been referred to as the ‘Caviar of the East’. Like caviar, the salt-cured eggs of sturgeons, the edible bird’s nest is expensive and prized as a delicacy, but more than caviar, it is also highly regarded as a health food. Premium nests come from Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. The edible bird’s nests are essentially constructed from the salivary secretion of swiftlets, small birds that usually dwell in caves.


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Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Faculty of Food Science and Technology
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Keywords: Bird’s nest; Caviar
Depositing User: Siti Mariam Giman
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2016 16:16
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2016 16:16
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/48803
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