Swiftlets are mainly found in Southeast Asia and their nests, made from solidified saliva are later collected and processed into Edible Bird Nest. These swiftlets usually build their nests either in caves or houses whereby both are known to be a habitual and natural ecology for them.
We do not farm or tame these swiftlets, however, our job is only to provide these swiftlets with a suitable living environment that will encourage the swiftlets to build nests for breeding purposes. The job of the swiflets farmers are to harvest the nests once the young swiftlets are able to leave them as these nests cannot be recycled. The harvested nests will then be processed into edible Bird Nests.
The first edible bird's nest was discovered in Java when a tribe man accidentally chanced upon a cave full of swiftlets nests. He took some home with him to be tasted and found them to be quite tasty. Few days later, he felt healthier and much more energetic thus this nutritional product has since became popular among the locals. The bird's nests were then harvested and traded to China.
Since ancient times, the bird nests are known to be a type of precious yet luxurious delicacy whereby only the Emperor, his family and nobles of the Chinese Dynasty Era have the privilege to savor it and it is believed to bring long life, youthfulness as well as rich in nutrients. Offering bird's nests as a tribute to the Emperor are widely found in historical records and it is said that the practice of using bird's nest for beauty purposes were popular within royal courts.
And today, it has become a delicious healthy supplement that is very much favored especially by the Chinese as it is suitable for people of all ages and provides substantial nutrients that boosts ones health and grants radiant beauty.