Different from the straw and sprigs type, the edible nests are a special variety that only the swiftlet makes in certain regions of South East Asia. The male swiftlet creates the nest by depositing nutrient rich saliva layer by layer during mating season. After the new swiftlets have hatched and start their life in the wild, the nests are harvested, painstakingly cleaned by hand and sold all over the world for their health enhancing properties.
While we believe in the real benefits of Bird’s Nest, we also know that the high price of it has attracted a fair amount of shady business practices and scrupulous players. It is not uncommon to find Bird’s Nest products on the market that have been bleached with chemicals to enhance the grading, glued together with fillers made out of cheap materials or saturated with water to add to it’s weight and enhance the seller’s profit.
Therefore we at silkie have partnered with a family operated farm in Indonesia that is dedicated to pure unadulterated Bird’s Nest and we guarantee: