Liancheng White Duck Breeding Area--Fujian
- Description: Liancheng, located in Fujian Province, was national named "hometown of Liancheng white duck" in May of 2001. Liancheng has a 400-hundred-year history of breeding ducks.
Liancheng, located in Fujian Province, was national named "hometown of Liancheng white duck" in May of 2001. Liancheng has a 400-hundred-year history of breeding ducks. At present, in Liancheng, there have more than 40,000 people engaged in duck breeding, processing, marketing, transportation; 500 large-scale duck breeding farms and one duck breeder plant. In 2008, Liancheng totally raised 500 million ducks, with an annual output value of RMB 500 million yuan. Furthermore, Liancheng has got the national pollution-free certification, with the famous reputation, Liancheng duck gradually open the market of Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Nanchang, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Fuzhou, Xiamen and other places.
Liancheng white duck, is also called "Hotsprings White Duck" or "White Dove Duck", is nutritious and contains 18 kinds of aminophenol and 10 different types of chemical elements. Glutamic acid weighs about 28.71g per kilogram.The zinc and iron contents are 2.5 times higher than that found in the common duck. Even though it has very high nourishment value, it is low in cholesterol content. During the Qing dynasty, the "Lian Cheng White Duck" was one of the imperial dishes. It is not only a delicious dish, but also of medical value.In 1999, the duck was affirmed by the Chinese Domestic Fowl Professional Associations as a medicinal duck. For instance, it is good at detoxification, getting rid of phlegm, improving kidney, soothing the nerves and stimulating the appetite. Therefore it is reputed as the only kind of duck for medical use nationally and has been listed as a nationally protected pest and bird resources.