What is Edible Bird's Nest
Edible Bird’s Nest (燕窝 (yànwō) in Chinese or sarang burung walet in Malay), also known to some as the caviar of the east, is a superfood which is rich in nutrients and vitamins that are beneficial for the body. It is said that Edible Bird’s Nest have been consumed since the Ming dynasty and has been regarded as one of the 4 main tonics of China.
Which bird produces Edible Bird's Nest
The Swiftlet bird species, specifically the White-Nest Swiftlet (Aerodramus Fuciphagus) and the Black-Nest Swiftlet (Aerodramus Maximus) are capable of making Edible Bird’s Nest.
How is Edible Bird's Nest made?
The Swiftlet uses its saliva to make the Bird’s Nest. It then solidifies and the swiftlet can safely lay its eggs in the nest. After the eggs have hatched and the birds have left the nest, harvesters will then come and harvest the Bird’s Nest. The swiftlet usually makes the Bird’s Nest in either a cave (Cave Nest) or a man-made bird house (House Nest).
Are swiftlets mistreated when harvesting their nests?
No, they aren’t mistreated as farmers have different techniques of harvesting the nest. One of the methods that some swiftlet farmers use is they harvest the nest before the eggs are laid into the nest thus making the swiftlet build a new nest. The nest that is collected usually has less dirt as well. Other swiftlet farmers harvest the nest after the babies have left the nest which takes a longer time but the quality is better as the swiftlets have to build more saliva onto the nest.
What is the best time of the day to consume bird's nest?
It is recommended that bird’s nest should be consumed on an empty stomach, before a meal, so that the body could absorb all its nutrients. It can also be consumed right before sleeping so the nutrition from the Bird’s Nest can be absorbed fully while the body is resting.
In what way is Edible Bird’s Nest beneficial to human health?
Edible Bird’s Nest offers many health benefits to people from every age group and gender. For example, Edible Bird’s Nest can help young children in the development of the brain while on the other hand, helps elders by improving brain cognition and reduces the chances of various types of brain diseases such as, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s. It also boosts the immune system which could help people with low level of immunity. The enzymes in Edible Bird’s Nest quickens the process of digestion which helps people who has problems with indigestion. It betters a person’s overall metabolism as well. For women, specifically pregnant mothers or mothers who have just given birth, Edible Bird’s Nest enhances the rebirth of cells and tissue due to the presence of a polypeptide hormone – Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF). Not only good for the recovering mom, but also to the new-born baby, for a stronger immune system.
What makes Edible Bird's Nest so special?
There are many things that make Edible Bird’s Nest special, but we are only focusing on one, which is its Sialic Acid content.
What does Edible Bird's Nest actually taste like?
Bird’s Nest itself has very little taste, if anything it has a hint of egg white. Texture wise, Edible Bird’s Nest has a texture resembling to that of a jelly, almost like aloe vera.
Is Edible Bird's Nest safe to consume?
Yes, it is completely safe to consume as endorsed by ministry of health Malaysia (MOH) , Department of Veterinary Service Malaysia (DVS) and Certification and Accreditation Administration of the P. R. China (CNCA).
How long does a bottle of Sabuwa's Edible Bird's Nest last?
Because our aim is to produce the purest and freshest quality bottled Edible Bird’s Nest, we don’t use any preservatives in our products. Due to that, our bottled Edible Bird’s Nest has a shelf life of only 15 days. We only produce when an order is placed so that freshness is retained.