When a person think of a bird’s nest, food is usually not the first thing that comes to mind. However, that depends upon where you are in the world. There are actually edible birds’ nests that are quite the delicacy and a rarity in China. These birds’ nests are created from the solidified saliva of a bird called a swiftlet in southeast Asia. Most of the types of swiftlets from which the birds’ nests are taken are the White-nest swiftlet and the Black-nest swiftlet. The White-nests and the Red-nests are rich in nutrients and supposedly great for health benefits.
The birds’ nests are mostly used as a soup. The delicacy is called bird’s nest soup. The bird’s nest is dissolved in water and becomes a gelatin-like substance that is good for a sweet soup. Flavoring or cooking anything with a strong taste or very oily will spoil the soup. The birds’ nests must be served in large quantities for the consumer to really experience the texture of the soup.
The edible birds’ nests are rich in iron, potassium, calcium and magnesium. Because the nests are made from animal products, import and export restrictions apply. The United States and Hong Kong are the largest importers of the nests. The birds’ nests carry a high price tag. A kilogram of the birds’ nests can cost as much as $10,000. In the soups, one would pay as much as $100 for a bowl of soup in Hong Kong. Counterfeiters led to exporters employing RFID tags on the genuine nests to ensure customers of authenticity.
Jia Pin Birds Nest is a Singapore-based company that offers the delicate product, edible birds’ nests, to customers in Hong Kong, Taiwan, China and other countries. The company is family-operated business that provides grade A gift boxes, grade A bird’s nests, grade B bird’s nests, grade C bird’s nests and grade D bird’s nests to customers. Jia Pin has been in operation for over three years. Customers can be assured of quality assurance product. More information about the bird’s nests products can be found by visiting the website of Jia Pin at http://jiapinbirdsnest.com/.