3 Common Mistakes You Make When Purchasing Bird's Nest

Posted on March 18, 2016 by Darren Ng | 0 comments

3 Common Mistakes When Purchasing Bird's Nest

Think you are an expert when it comes to purchasing bird’s nest?

The truth is that you are probably oblivious to these 3 common mistakes when purchasing bird’s nest. 

Read on to check them out, and be a bird's nest purchasing expert in no time!

1. Going by Pieces Instead of Weight

1. Going by Pieces Instead of Weight

Sure, going by pieces sure seems like a smart way, but is it really?

Which sounds better, 7 pieces of bird’s nest that each weigh only 5 grams each, or 7 pieces that weight 9grams each? The answer is pretty obvious. A lighter piece also means that you aren’t really getting your money’s worth.

The next time your purchase bird’s nest, try finding out what is the weight of each piece of bird’s nest instead.

Remember, always quality over quantity.

2. Expecting Every Piece to Be Identical

Xin Yan Bird's Nest Unprocessed Raw

Because our dearest Swiftlets are the ones producing the raw edible bird’s nest through its holy spit, it makes perfect sense that every piece will not be identical, as we are not the ones manufacturing the nests. Every grade comes in different sizes, thickness and shape. Which explains why different grades are priced accordingly.

For example, during colder seasons, the bird’s nest that they spit will be much thicker, to keep their babies warmer, and vice versa, during hotter temperatures, the bird’s nest will be thinner.

Also, bird’s nest that are spit nearer to the corners of the wooden wall at our breeding houses will be smaller in size, and more triangular in shape, due to the limitations of space at the corners.

Sounds complicated? Well we get you, so in a nutshell, just remember – not every piece of bird’s nest can or should be identical. If they are, stay wary, it might have been artificially made or “manufactured”.

3. Going for the Cheaper Option

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You’ve heard this one many times now. And we know you don’t need much explanation for this one.

Some things that are too cheap to be true, is exactly what it is, too good to be true.

In the bird’s nest industry, a cheaper option is usually because many other different things are added to enhance or beautify the product. Things like pig skin and fish bone are added to increase the thickness of the bird’s nest, while egg white or meat are usually added to increase the protein level count.

Still want the cheaper option?

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