Bird's Nest is the nutrient-rich salivary secretion of swiftlets. This gel secretion is an integral component to building the swiftlet nests, which are found in dangerous and highly inaccessible locations like steep cliffs, overhanging crags and deep caves.
Out of more than 30 species of swiflets, only 2 species of the genus Aerodramus and 1 of the genus Collocalia make edible saliva nest. Aerodramus fuciphaga is the swiftlet that produces the highest quality of edible Bird’s Nest, because its nests are white and clean with minimum feathers. It is found only in Southeast Asia. Tedious process of cleaning approximately 10 nests takes approximately 8 hour by a person.
The major components of Bird's Nests are its glycoproteins, carbohydrates and trace elements. Scientific findings by the researchers in Chinese University of Hong Kong discovered that epidermal growth factor (EGF) is present in Bird's Nests. EGF is a low Molecular weight polypeptide which provides beauty support.
The most abundant amino acids are serine, threonine, aspartic acid, glutamic acid, proline, and valine. When consumed, they help to provide general wellness.
Pamper and indulge your mum with this easy to prepare cave bird’s nest. Naturally white in colour, it is the perfect show of sincerity.
Preparation of the Bird's Nest
Cooking the Bird's Nest
*Alternatively, you may use a slow cooker instead of a double-boiler.
Production Technology and Brand Quality
To safeguard the highest level of quality & safety, Eu Yan Sang Bird's Nest is produced at HACCP certified production plant and is made from premium selected bird's nest. The bird's nest first undergo a series of stringent cleansing processes to ensure that they are completely free of impurities. They are then hygienically sterilised by heat treatment process. No artificial preservatives, colouring or flavouring is added. With these, the original favours and nutrients of the bird's nests would be retained.
Edible Bird's Nest is also known as the "Caviar of the East".
It is a delicacy in Chinese cuisine and Empress Dowager Ci Xi has been known to consume bird's nest everyday for its health and beauty benefits.
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