The edible-nest Swiftlet (Aerodramus fuciphagus) produces saliva that is high on sialic acid. These are acid-rich glycoproteins that bind cell adhesion proteins in humans and other organisms. It is a particularly important component to aid the functionality of human cells which contributes to the body’s self-regulating actions. Bird’s nest have high levels of calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium and contains several organic nutrients including high water-soluble glycoprotein and amino acid which are traditionally believed to provide health benefits, such as aiding in cell growth and the regeneration process, digestion, alleviating respiratory tract problems, improving the functions of vital organs and the mental facility and is hailed for its overall benefit to the immune system. It is also known to be helpful in blocking harmful radicals from entering the digestive system and for conditioning the body for optimal health.
Its qualities are similar to mother’s breast milk, which helps to boost the immune system of babies, at the same time aids the digestive system to increase absorption of nutrients and minerals. It prevents common colds, flu and more serious illnesses among growing children. Consumed over a long period of time, bird’s nest will positively condition their body as they grow older.
This is why for generations, bird’s nest is a trusted ingredient and is a coveted miracle of foods.