The traditional form of consuming EBN is people would purchase the dried EBN and make it into birds nest soup. Generally, in the market, there are also readily available instant EBN in different concentrations sold in various packaging. The nutritional and medicinal properties of EBN are still limited; vary with the time of harvest, location, and cooking process. However, with the advancement and the breakthrough made in food technology, Izzy Nezs Sdn Bhd introduced the world’s first halal Bird Nest drink in sachet ON-THE-GO method/ discovery of converting 100% of the raw EBN and maintaining more than 85% of its nutrient into a ‘Bioactive EBN Hydro© Peptide Powder’, known as SWIFTLET BIRD NEST HYDROPEP POWDER.
SWIFTLET BIRD NEST HYDROPEP POWDER is a natural food product, derived from 100% natural bird nest that is biotechnologically processed, optimized, designed and patented to extend shelf life and enhance the quality of this product, with more than 80% of soluble and bioavailable glycopeptides and oligopeptides. It can be used as a food ingredient, supplement, or even cosmetic application. This is the latest remarkable food product innovation by Professor Dr. Abdul Salam Babji and his team from the Faculty of Science & Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) who started his research works on bird nest since early 2013 and recently has been patented.