Dairy producer VPMilk has recently launched VPMilk True Nest Kid with 18 essential amino acids, FOS and calcium to strengthen the body’s immune system. Each bottle contains 8% of bird’s nest. The bird’s nest drink (70ml) is available in strawberry and vanilla flavours to appeal to children. It is not suitable for children under the age of 1.
Vietnamese have a long history of consuming bird’s nest as a healthy food. In recent times, bird’s nest is fast becoming a popular ingredient in packaged foods in the country as evidenced by the use of bird’s nest in dairy products. Bird’s nest will be a crucial ingredient to watch in the functional space.
Supporting the development of the bird’s nest industry is the growing local production. Vietnam’s bird’s nest annual production has reached around 120 tonnes worth USD 450 million.