Bee Pollen is one of natures superfoods. It is collected by foraging
honey bees, and is the main protein source for their young.
|175g Jar||$ 7.00|
|1 lb Jar||$ 18.50|
|Bulk price for over 1 lb||$ 18.00 per lb|
What Is Bee Pollen? In its original state, pollen is a fine powder composed of microscopic particles which are discharged from the anther of a flower.
There are two kinds of pollen: anemophile ("friend of the wind"), and entomophile ("friend of the insect"). Anemophiles cause allergic reactions such as hay fever, are dispersed by the air. Entomophile are gathered by the honeybee, whose travels from flower to flower make possible the reproduction of more than 80% of the world's grains, fruits, vegetables and legumes. When pollen is collected for human consumption, "pollen traps" are placed on the hive. These traps remove the pollen granules from the leg of the bee and allow it to fall down into a tray for removal by the beekeeper. After removing the non pollen particles by fan, the pollen is dried and frozen and ready for consumption.
Nutritional Benefits of Pollen – Bee pollen is a nutrient rich food supplement easily added to your regular diet. There is a lot of myth and misinformation about the benefits of bee pollen. It contains 22 known essential nutritional elements which are beneficial to humans .
Bee pollen may be eaten by the teaspoonful as a food supplement. We recommend ½ a teaspoon twice daily. Stir it into yogurt, honey, or applesauce. Sprinkle it on your salad or cereal or take it straight with water or fruit juice. If you are a new pollen consumer, start off with small doses (4-6 pellets) to gauge how your body's system will accept pollen. Doing so will help minimize a reaction to the natural substance. Like any food, there is a small chance of an allergic reaction to the pollen. Speak with your doctor if you have any concerns regarding bee pollen and allergies.
Allergy Relief - In some cases, consuming bee pollen collected from your immediate area can help alleviate allergy symptoms. Pollen will vary from region to region because the blooms vary. In treating allergies, pollen from your immediate area will be more beneficial than bee pollen from another region.
Storage - It is recommended that you store your pollen in an air tight container and preferably in the freezer. Pollen is a "food" that can spoil after a period of time at room temperature, so only keep two weeks supply out at room temperature. Freezing the pollen will keep it fresh and at full strength for up to 2 years. Each ounce (2 tablespoons) of bee pollen contains just 28 calories. 1 pound of bee pollen contains approximately 93 teapoons.
Bee Pollen Analysis
The following tables provide an analysis of the average bee pollen content.
Enzymes, Co Enzymes
|Lactic dehyd rogenase||Inositol||Copper||Arginine|
|Succinic dehydrogenase||Vitamin C||Iodine||Cystine|
|Hydrolases||Vitamin K||Molybdenum||Aspartic acid|
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