Looking to buy bottled bird’s nest? Should you buy bottled bird’s nest concentrate? Want to know about the different sizes? Unsure of the different flavours? You have come to the right place! Today, we will teach you about choosing the right quantity of bird’s nest and also the benefits of the different flavours.
The first thing to decide when buying bottled real bird’s nest is the quantity. Usually, customers will judge this based on the bottle sizes. The common bottle sizes used are 42ml, 70ml, 150ml. However, what is more important is the amount of bird’s nest in each bottle. Hence, it is recommended that you check the quantity of bird’s nest that you are getting. Reputable sellers would be transparent and state the amount of bird’s nest per bottle.
Normal or concentrate?
When a bottle is labelled as concentrate (usually in larger bottles such as the 150ml ones), this means that it contains a higher amount of bird’s nest than usual. Buying concentrate will enable you to enjoy more of the bird’s nest taste in each mouthful. However, it will be priced higher.
One thing to keep in mind when buying concentrated bird’s nest bottles is that due to the large amount of bird’s nest, it is usually consumed in multiple settings and not drank in a single mouthful. Fortunately, for most bottled bird’s nest, it can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours after opening (though do check with your seller on this). This is for those that do not have added preservatives.
To answer whether you should buy bird’s nest concentrate or normal ones, it really depends. Normal ones can be drunk entirely in a single setting and then the bottle can easily be disposed of. The next time you feel like drinking bird’s nest, you can simply open another bottle for maximum freshness! On the other hand, for concentrated bottles, you would have to consume the bottle within the time specified by the seller after opening. However, if you are a frequent consumer of bird’s nest, this should not be a problem. Additionally, gram for gram, you may find that you are getting the same quantity of bird’s nest for a lower price when buying concentrated bottles as compared to buying multiple normal bottles.
Bottled bird’s nest also comes in a variety of flavours. This includes rock sugar, different types of ginsengs or even flower ingredients such as rose.
To add these flavours into the bottled bird’s nest, manufacturers will first have to prepare the extracts. This is done by boiling the desired ingredients for a long period of time. However, the manufacturers would also have to be careful and not let the secondary flavour overpower that of the bird’s nest. It requires skill and experience to perfect the balance of the various flavours.
So, which flavour should you buy? This depends on what added benefits you are looking for. Let us go through some of them!
The most common flavour is the classic rock sugar. The rock sugar provides additional sweetness, complementing the taste of the bird’s nest. You can never go wrong with rock sugar! Some consumers are worried that too much sugar is unhealthy. However, you may look out for healthier choice label. The use of this label is regulated by the Singapore Health Promotion Board and has stringent requirements when it comes to sugar level. Hence, where products have this label, you can be assured that you are not compromising your health. Alternatively, look out for the sugar level in the nutrition label of the product.
Pearl and collagen
For the ladies out there who want radiant and youthful-looking skin, pearl and collagen is the combination for you! Studies have shown that bird’s nest itself contain high Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF), which promotes cell growth. This benefit to the skin can be further enhanced when consuming bird’s nest with added pearl and collagen. Pearl powder contains amino acids and antioxidants, while collagen can aid in the repair process of the skin tissues. Together, bird’s nest with added pearl and collagen is the perfect product to improve skin health. This is why pearl and collagen is a popular choice among pregnant women.
Bird’s nest is also frequently consumed with ginseng. Korean ginseng is a type of highly prized ginseng due to its health benefits. It should be noted that while some other ginsengs are considered “heaty” under Traditional Chinese Medicine, Korean ginseng is considered neutral. Hence, it is suitable for most people. Korean ginseng is known to help improve vitality and increase one’s energy levels. At the same time, it helps alleviate stress and can boost the immune system.
Hopefully, you now have a better understanding of the different quantity, concentration and flavours of bottled bird’s nest.