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The History

Nicknamed as the “Caviar of the East”, edible bird's nests have been used in Chinese cuisine for over 1,200 years, most often as bird's nest soup. During the Ming Dynasty and in some historical tales, it is believed that Zhen He (鄭和), a Chinese explorer, diplomat, and fleet admiral, was the first person in Chinese history to eat bird’s nest soup.

Made from the saliva of cave-dwelling birds called swiftlets, these unique birds’ nests are particularly prized in Chinese culture because they are dangerous to harvest, laborious to prepare, and according to traditional Chinese medicine, possess a long list of health benefits.

The Efficacy

The nests are considered to have a high nutritional and medicinal value, believed to retain everything from anti-aging and anti-cancer properties, to the ability to improve concentration and raise libido. Protein is the most abundant constituent of the nests, containing all of the essential amino acids.

The nest also contain six hormones (including testosterone and estradiol), carbohydrates, ash, and a small quantity of lipids (naturally occurring molecules that include fats). Previous research has indicated that the nests have substances that can stimulate cell division and growth, enhance tissue growth and regeneration, and inhibit influenza infections. But the most special ingredient of all in bird’s nest soup is "nutri-collagen," which helps in collagen formation.

Consuming Bird’s Nest

However, if you want bird’s nest soup to work its magic and to reap its benefits, it is necessary to consume this soup regularly - eating just a small bowl won’t do the trick; some bird’s nest soup promoters advise a regular diet of 10 grams per day in order to reap the benefits.

While edible bird's nests are among the most expensive animal products consumed by humans, with nests being sold at prices up to about $4,500 per pound, these days you can obtain easy-to-eat bird’s nests in smaller quantities at much more affordable prices.

In addition to soup, edible bird's nests can also be used as an ingredient in other dishes. They can be cooked with rice to produce bird's nest congee, or they can be added to egg tarts, jelly, and other desserts.
* Remember to always consult your doctor for additional medical advice.

About Us

Shun Tai has more than 30 years of experience in Chinese traditional medicine; personally purchasing, processing, and packaging their products to guarantee premium quality with the lowest prices possible.

Now with our move from wholesale to retail, you no longer have to step out of your house to get traditional Chinese medicine. With just a few clicks, you can have the bird’s nest you need delivered straight to your doorstep.

Our Products

Here are some of our bird’s nest products that you can use for medicinal purposes or as a boost of flavor and energy in your cooking recipes.

Instant Bird Nest with Rock Sugar 150gm | 浓缩野山燕窝


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Bird’s Nest Ginseng with Fungus and Rock Sugar | 冰糖泡参雪耳燕窝


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