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Get your basics right about bird's nest

Published on Jun 19, 2014 11:31 AM
 
A recent survey found that 72 per cent of 300 respondents consume bird's nest, but 66 per cent had no idea how its price or quality is determined. -- PHOTO: EU YAN SANG INTERNATIONAL LTD

Despite its high "yuck" factor - after all, it is essentially made of bird spit - bird's nest is a delicacy that is prized by people all over the world.

But local consumers know little about it.

A recent survey found that 72 per cent of 300 respondents consume bird's nest, but 66 per cent had no idea how its price or quality is determined.

Herbalist Ang Lai Chye, a retail supervisor at Eu Yan Sang's Paragon outlet, shares five facts that are sure to make anyone a bona-fide expert about bird's nest:

 
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