Sometimes Known as the “Caviar of the East” or "White Gold", bird’s nests are carefully harvested from South-East Asian swallows.
Since the time of the Tang emperors (618-907 AD), this unusual delicacy has been famed for both its exquisite flavour, as well as its nutritional and healing properties.
The high concentration of glycoproteins, epidermal growth factor (EGF), collagen and amino acids make birds nests an ideal, all natural remedy for relieving asthma, boosting the immune system and libido, and improving the complexion and radiance of the skin.
To this day, bird's nests are a favoured tonic and dietary supplement for women, children and the elderly in Asia.
Simply the Best
At NestBloom, we offer you simply the best bird's nests without confusing you with type, colour or other marketing jargon. Instead, we carefully nurture and harvest the finest and most natural bird's nests that have been abandoned by birds, and which are then cleaned with pure water.
The result is a beautifully handcrafted product that is plump full with nutritional value and radiant health for you and your loved ones.
Just the way nature intended.
Quality in Every Nest
We are committed to our promise of bringing you the most natural product. We pick the best bird's nests from each harvest of abandoned nests in Kalimantan, Indonesia. There is no longer any confusion about grades, colours, shapes and sizes. Easy and accessible – that’s how it should be. The best bird’s nest is that which goes into each Bloom.
You Can Trust Us
With decades of research and hands-on experience, we pride ourselves on delivering only the purest and best bird's nest. Since we control every step – from nurturing the swiftlets and harvesting the nests, to the processing and retail of each bundle of health-giving goodness – we are able to guarantee the authenticity and quality of every bird's nest Bloom we produce. That’s a promise we’ll always keep.
The Earth – Our Friend
We are well aware of our responsibility to the planet. This is why our families of swiftlets are housed in a way that minimally impacts the ecology and environment. What’s more, our commitment to sustainability means we harvest only abandoned nests.
All Natural – Just Like Nature
Every Bloom’s bird's nest is carefully harvested, and then cleaned using only purified water before it is ready for the production of each Bloom. This process preserves the nest’s natural integrity and shape. Because we are committed to delivering nature's best to you, our products are free of any additives or chemicals.
Unlocking the secrets of bird's nest
how much do you know about the health and beauty benefits of bird’s nest?
Usually, the first signs of aging are wrinkles that appear on our faces as we age. Studies have shown that Bird's Nest is rich in epidermal growth factor (EGF) and collagen. These aid in skin repair, and hence regular consumption of bird’s nest does help the skin maintain its elasticity, which delays the appearance of wrinkles. In addition, regular consumption of bird’s nest helps the skin complexion to glow with radiance.
Since time immemorial, many regard bird’s nest as a health tonic as they believe it helps with asthma, especially for those who have bronchial ailments. It is believed that regular consumption of bird’s nest helps with persistent dry cough as bird’s nest has been documented to prevent inflammation of the airway.
In more recent times, there are more studies discussing sialic acid as the key nutrition in bird’s nests. There is much research that suggests that sialic acid is responsible for the following:
1. Helps with cognitive development 2. Improves gut and respiratory health 3. Boosts immunity and reduces inflammation
As a form of protein, bird’s nest must be cooked to a certain softness for it to be digestible. It is best taken in the morning before breakfast or in the evening, at least an hour or two before bedtime.
We recommend consumption of 15 – 30 grams of cooked bird’s nest 3 – 5 times a week for optimal nutrition.
As our body can absorb only a certain level of nutrients and protein each time, we would recommend consuming a readily portioned Bloom three to four times a week.
We believe that bird’s nests need to be consumed orally in order to obtain the health benefits.
As edible bird’s nest is mostly protein, our bodies need to break it down into amino acids to be fully absorbed by our bodies.
This would also mean that the bird’s nest has to be cooked to a soft consistency in order for our bodies to be able to fully digest. This is akin to cooking most proteins and meats fully before consumption.
Within the industry, the nests are typically graded based on their country of origin, size, thickness and colour. But beyond grades, a good way to tell the quality of a nest is through a soak test. (Whether or not the soaking water remains clear) helps one to determine if dyes or food glue has been used in the cleaning and preparation process. In addition, a good quality bird’s nest would expand in thickness and size. NestBloom's Blooms dissolve into creamy opaque (almond milk range) and clear (rock sugar range) base that is free of impurities.
While we do not discriminate by size or thickness, whole nests are used in our recipes. These are cleaned and soaked overnight, prior to being portioned for each Bloom. Each Bloom contains about 30g of bird’s nest.
We only use premium grade bird’s nest to create our Blooms and our bird’s nest is ethically sourced from Kalimantan, Indonesia.