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Bird’s nest takes so much time to prepare. Many of us are tempted to just buy a box of prepared bird’s nest drinks and grab a bottle whenever we feel like it. It’s so convenient! The question is, does that convenience come at a price?

Certainly, the price of ready-to-drink bird’s nest is more expensive than raw bird’s nest for the same amount of this precious ingredient, but it saves you time. What are the other hidden costs that you might want to know before your next shopping trip?

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Rare and precious food ingredients are usually complemented by the simplest cooking method. Traditional Chinese chefs will tell you that less is more: minimum ingredients, minimum taste, minimum processing. Want to make your bird’s nest drink even more nutritious? All you need to do is add a few more ingredients to it.

 

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Have you ever wondered where bird's nests come from? Not all bird's nests are edible. The one we consume comes from a bird called the swiftlet, also known as the common swallow. Follow us to discover the three species create nests that we can eat.

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