In the Red River Delta region of Vietnam, there is a traditional dish that has been deeply rooted in the lives of the people for thousands of generations and has become a precious specialty in Vietnamese cuisine, described in every verse: “Cốm Vòng – Cà Báng – Húng Láng – TƯƠNG BẦN”. That is none other than “TƯƠNG NẾP (Glutinous Rice Sauce)” – a dish filled with emotion and the flavors of the homeland. “Glutinous Rice Sauce” is a dish that brings people together with affection, making those far from home yearn for their loved ones and their homeland.
The process of making “Glutinous Rice Sauce” is considered intricate and meticulous. Each grain of “Glutinous Rice Sauce” is carefully selected, the husk is removed, and it’s pounded into glutinous rice, then fermented with the leaves of the litchi tree.
The soybeans are grown in the alluvial soils along the Red River in Hung Yen. After careful selection, the soybeans are roasted to a fragrant golden brown, ground into a fine powder, and combined with the essence of the sky (purified rainwater) and a hint of sea flavor (salt), all expertly crafted by skilled artisans to create a truly rustic and Vietnamese specialty. It is a nutritious meal for the elderly, those with high blood pressure, or diabetes, and it also represents a “pure” connection to nature.
Tam Duc “Bần rice sauce” not only provides a delicious taste but also contributes to improving people’s health. With dedication and solid knowledge, Tam Duc aims to introduce soybeans and benefits in preventing and treating heart disease to consumers.
Heart disease is a serious issue in many countries and has various causes, including genetics, atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, diabetes, and an unhealthy diet. Cholesterol is a major factor in heart disease, especially LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol). High cholesterol levels increase the risk of heart disease. Dietary fat affects blood cholesterol levels. When cholesterol levels are high, cholesterol deposits form on artery walls, leading to the narrowing of blood vessels and obstructing blood flow to the heart, resulting in various heart diseases.
Studies show that countries with frequent consumption of soy-based foods have lower rates of heart disease compared to others. Soy helps reduce total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol, prevents the formation of plaque in arteries, lowers the risk of stroke and heart attacks. The isoflavone genistein in soy makes blood vessels more elastic.
Soy not only lowers cholesterol but also inhibits the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, preventing them from turning into harmful substances and preventing blood clot formation. The protein in soy can lower levels of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, factors causing high blood fat levels. Soy also increases beneficial HDL cholesterol, which counters the effects of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. By preventing the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, soy helps prevent damage to blood vessels and minimizes microvascular occlusions. Using Tam Duc “Bần rice sauce” helps you savor the taste of your homeland as well as support your cardiovascular health.
TAM DUC is proud of bringing to your home Vietnamese specialty: “BẦN” RICE SAUCE