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新西兰鳕鱼花胶,新西兰花胶,lingfish maws,原色花胶,新西兰花胶由深海鳕鳘鱼（LING FISH）的鱼鳔制成，鳕鳘鱼生活在新西兰无污染的南太平洋约300-700米深的水域，接近南极洲。由于生活在深海又是冷水，鱼类生长缓慢，鱼鳔厚实且极具韧性和张力，使得鳕鳘鱼花胶具有极为丰富的胶原蛋白。
New Zealand Dried Ling Fish Maw #547
New Zealand maw is made from the maw of deep-sea cod fish (LING FISH), which lives in New Zealand's pollution-free South Pacific in about 300-700 meters deep waters, close to Antarctica. Because living in the deep sea is very cold water, fish grow slowly, and the swim bladder is thick and extremely tough and elastic, making the fish maw of this codfish extremely rich in collagen.
Collagen is a magic word for women. We lose collagen with age and gain wrinkles and joint damage. Collagen supports our facial beauty and joint health. Collagen and cartilage are similar and found only in certain foods such as sea cucumber, white fungus, birds’ nest, animal bones and mild tasting, nutritious fish maw.
Fish maw is a delicacy served during special occasions like Chinese New Year. However its nutrition is valuable year round: Rich in collagen, fish maw is a Chinese beauty secret for youthful skin. Fish maw contains rich proteins and nutrients such as phosphor and calcium. It nourishes 'yin' which means it replenishes the tissue, moisture and fluids of lung, stomach, liver and kidney. It boosts stamina and helps prevent burnout. Furthermore, fish maw does not contain cholesterol and therefore it is a very valuable health enhancing ingredient suitable for long time consumption.
Fish maw is the dried form of fresh, high quality air bladders of fish, which are rich in gelatin. The air bladders are taken from large fishes and is graded according to sex: male bladders are considered better than female ones. Among them, there are shark's tripe, Pollock maw and premium fish maw. Fish maw (aka swim bladder, gas bladder, or air bladder) is an internal gas-filled organ that contributes to the ability of many bony fish (but not cartilaginous fish) to float, i.e., control their buoyancy, and thus to stay at their current water depth without having to waste energy in swimming.
It is usually served braised, stewed or in soup. Fish maw comes dried in a non-fried or fried form. The non-fried form is hard and dry, whereas the fried form is all white, puffy and very light. The non-fried Fish maw needs to be soaked then boiled with ginger until they are soft. The fluffy white fried fish maw can be added to cook with soups. This fish maw item comes in golden colored pieces which makes it easy to cook. Here is a simple recipe for two.
Fish Maw Soup
2 chicken thighs
1 clove of garlic
1 tablespoon raw ginger
1 cup dried fish maw pieces
chicken soup stock or low sodium bouillon
1 package Sweet Soup/Qing Bu Liang Soup
Rinse the fish maw in cold water. If it is hard, soak it for 30 minutes.
Brown the chicken in oil and set it aside, brown sliced garlic and ginger in the oil until they become fragrant. Add back the chicken. Add the dry Sweet Soup ingredients. Cover the ingredients with chicken stock and simmer for 30 minutes or until the dry ingredients are soft. Add the fish maw and simmer for another fifteen minutes or until the fish maw is spongy soft and tender not dissolved. Season with soy sauce and garnish with chopped scallions.