How to Choose Good-Quality Bird’s Nest

FOOD  |  May 02, 2017
  • 1. Cleanliness
    1 / 6 1. Cleanliness

    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.

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  • 2. Colour
    2 / 6 2. Colour

    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.

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  • 3. Nitrate and nitrite levels
    3 / 6 3. Nitrate and nitrite levels

    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.

    (Also read: 8 Cool New Ways to Use Chia Seeds)

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  • 4. Taste
    4 / 6 4. Taste

    Good-quality bird’s nest should have a slight eggy taste, due to the high levels of crude protein it contains.

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  • 5. Texture
    5 / 6 5. Texture

    When eating, the strands of bird’s nest should be prominent and feel springy on the palate.

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  • 5 Things to Look Out For When Buying Bird's Nest
    6 / 6 5 Things to Look Out For When Buying Bird's Nest

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