Have you already heard about the benefits of the Bird’s nest and why is it called a holy grail and why some may even consider it as the Elixir of life?
Aside from it being a valuable food for the elite and the dynasties of Asian descent also dubbed as the “Caviar of the East’’, bird’s nests are also popular for its cultural importance, and considered as gold for its renowned health benefits.
“Birds are revered as symbols of prestige, owing to their association with the heavens.”
No question as to why they’re still regarded as a high end nutritious food with therapeutic properties in many parts of Asia.
Let’s start with a quick overview:
Edible bird’s nests are a centuries-old delicacy. Edible-nest swiftlets, a species of bird native to Southeast Asia, build the nests from their saliva. The nests are used therapeutically in traditional Chinese medicine.
What are the Most Common Nutrients Found in Edible Bird’s Nests?
Both macronutrients and micronutrients are found in edible bird’s nests.
The raw ingredient contains water-soluble proteins and carbohydrates. From calcium, iron, potassium, sodium, phosphorus, sialic acid, and amino acids, it has every essential nutrient that a child needs for his or her healthy development.
Edible bird’s nests also contain a plethora of bioactive compounds that might have health-promoting effects.
These include glucosamine, sialic acid, the structural components of fat called fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and the building blocks of proteins called amino acids
These are the 9 things you need to know about bird’s nest
- Promising Antiviral Agent
Edible Bird’s nest can be a promising antiviral agent. A study from University Putra Malaysia had shown that edible bird’s nest exhibits antiviral against influenza virus, Specially, it has displayed neuraminidase inhibitory properties in both vitro and in vivo conditions.
Consuming the Edible Bird’s nest helps to build up and boost the body’s immune system against influenza strains, which is helpful to fight against these coronaviruses. As the saying goes, prevention is always better than cure.
- Good for the skin
Edible bird’s nests have long been promoted as a beauty treatment, with claims that they moisturize, whiten, and protect the skin from oxidation
In fact, proteins found in edible bird’s nests have been shown to protect the skin barrier and provide anti-aging properties
Further, some people believe that these nests, which have a collagen-like texture and structure, can strengthen facial collagen and improve sagging skin.
- Enhance Immune System
It appears that some bioactive compounds found in edible bird’s nests could potentially hinder the flu virus.
Bird’s nest also contains cyanic acid that allows it to inhibit melanin production. It does this by binding to viruses and inhibiting within the binding process that sits between the virus and cell surface receptors. Thus, it is able to prevent viruses from entering the cells and preventing viral infections like influenza.
- Excellent Nervous System & Blood Care
Since it also contains sialic acid, which is also the main component among the glycolipid group, it improves your memory as well. The glycolipid group is also part of the function of the brain and even has abilities to help reduce inflammation that happens in the nervous system.
If you are suffering from any blood-related illnesses or health problems, bird’s nest can help. Even if you are just recuperating from an illness, it is important that your body receives nutrients that are nourishing. This allows you to recover healthily.
- Promotes Bone Health
In Asian culture, edible bird’s nests have been known to improve overall body health including bone health. Modern research has found this applicable in promoting bone health. Bones are rigid structures that make up the body’s skeletal system. They are essential to the body’s support system and safeguard a range of key organs. Bones are also involved in the formation of white and red blood cells, the storage of minerals, and the regulation of body movements and locomotion.
- Relieves Fatigue
One systematic review in animals showed that edible bird’s nests enhanced cognitive performance by lowering inflammation and oxidative stress
For those that are always staying up late due to various reasons, bird’s nest might be your solution to relieving that exhaustion. Not only does it help balance your body, but it also provides your body with nutrients to replenish the fatigue you felt.
- Speeds up Recovery
When Bird’s Nest is consumed in moderation, its unique predigested form of proteins and nutrients is said to aid recovery from chronic illnesses.
- Good for the Elderly
The bird’s nest contains many amino acids such as Histidine, Arginine, … has the role of stimulating digestion, increasing the absorption of nutrients in the intestinal tract, precursor to serotonin, a neurotransmitter that helps the body regulate appetite, sleep and mood in old age.
- Good for Pregnancy
Pregnant mothers who consume bird’s nests have been known to recover faster after delivery, experience lesser loss of hair, and deliver healthier and fair skinned babies. For postnatal health, consumption of Bird’s Nest gives the mother more energy, better sleep, and the feeling of vitality.
About Pristine Farm
Pristine Farm ensures that our clients’ well-being is protected by assuring high-quality, health-centric processing that prioritizes hygiene and precision.
Our bird’s nests are responsibly sourced, not just to preserve your health, but also to support safe harvesting procedures that ensure the wellbeing of Southeast Asia’s swallow population. Our bird’s nests are well-known for their great taste, beautiful colors, and long-standing therapeutic benefits. To learn more about our edible bird’s nests, visit our online store.
Our Farms are located in the most Pristine area. Bird nests that come from pristine areas consist of higher nutrition (sialic acid, etc), as proven in recent scientific studies.
Pristine Farm’s processing facilities cleans bird nests from debris and other impurities. These facilities use 100% natural processes that are tightly managed by a stringent set of standards.
Our finished-product factory, which is located in Singapore, is certified with HACCP & ISO22000, one of the highest standards in the food industry. It is the final process before being sent to customers.
✅ 100% Natural
✅ State the amount of dry nest used (no hidden information)
✅ Processed in ISO22000, HACCP & Halal Certified Facility in Singapore
✅ Quality Control from bird house to end consumer
✅ Products are freshly made when the order comes in
✅ No middle man from farm to table. Most value for money and affordable pric