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正宗 新西兰原产 鳕鱼花胶#553（20-28头/磅）
New Zealand Dried Ling Fish Maw #553(20-28 pcs/Lb)
New Zealand maw is made from the maw of deep-sea codfish (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’ nests, 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 the 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 are 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 much 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 the 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.
From the manufacturer:
After being soaked, New Zealand codfish gel has smooth edges, thick gel, and no smell, and can be condensed into flower jelly. The main components of flower maw are high-grade collagen, a variety of vitamins, calcium, zinc, iron, selenium, and other trace elements. The protein content is as high as 84.2%, and the fat is only 0.2%. It is an ideal high-protein low-fat food.
From the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine, flower maw is very nourishing and therapeutic. "Ben Cao Gang Mu" records: flower maw can nourish the kidneys and essence, nourish muscles and veins, and can treat kidney deficiency and smooth essence and postpartum (postpartum food) wind cramps. Flower maw is rich in protein and gum, for nourishing yin and beauty, nourishing the kidney, and strengthening the waist and knees when they are sore and weak, and when the body is weak. It is most suitable for regular consumption.