The bird’s nest should appear clean, without the presence of visible hairs and particles. The method and facility in which the bird’s nest was cleaned is important as well. At Superior, bird’s nest is manually cleaned using only distilled water. The Superior bird’s nests are HACCP-certified, ensuring that each process, from source to product, is in compliance with the one of the highest levels of food and safety standards in the world.
1 / 6 1. CleanlinessRead more
2 / 6 2. ColourRead more
Look for a pale beige colour (as indicated above). If there is close to zero colouration, it is highly likely that the bird’s nest was bleached; if there is an excess in yellow colouration, it is possibly indicative of a high quantity of nitrate and nitrite within the bird’s nest.
3 / 6 3. Nitrate and nitrite levelsRead more
Only choose bird’s nest with low (<5ppm) nitrate and nitrite levels. Nitrates and nitrites are harmful to our bodies and can accumulate in the bird’s nests from its surrounding environment. Check with your retailer before purchasing.
4 / 6 4. TasteRead more
Good-quality bird’s nest should have a slight eggy taste, due to the high levels of crude protein it contains.
5 / 6 5. TextureRead more
When eating, the strands of bird’s nest should be prominent and feel springy on the palate.
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6 / 6 5 Things to Look Out For When Buying Bird's NestRead more
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LIFESTYLE | 22 July 2019