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Sprinkle over hot cereals, yogurt, salads and soups, or blend in smoothies and salad dressings.​

Why Buy?



Bee pollen is flavorful and nutrient dense.


granulated

Origin


Bee Pollen - Mexico and China

Apis mellifera 


Appearance and Aroma



Yellow to reddish-gold with a slightly floral scent.


Bee pollen contains high levels of amino acids, essential fatty acids, minerals, antioxidants and more protein than meat or eggs. You can thank a honeybee worker for this nutrient-dense substance, who labors about a month for 8 hours a day to collect a single teaspoon of pollen.​


Avoid this product if you are allergic to bees or honey. Note, however, that bee pollen is not the same substance that triggers allergies.
Bee pollen contains high levels of amino acids, essential fatty acids, minerals, antioxidants and more protein than meat or eggs. You can thank a honeybee worker for this nutrient-dense substance, who labors about a month for 8 hours a day to collect a single teaspoon of pollen.

Flavor profile:
​Bee pollen has a sweet and light floral taste.
Try these combinations:
​Can add bee pollen granules to smoothies, or incorporate bee pollen granules into raw protein bar—or raw dessert—recipes.
​Try using bee pollen granules as a topping on yogurts or cereal.
Ground bee pollen granules can be mixed into salad dressings, or as a coating for popcorn, or stirred into vegetable juices.















What Is Bee Pollen?
Bee pollen contains vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, lipids, and protein. It comes from
​the pollen that collects on the bodies of bees. Bee pollen may also include bee saliva.

It's important to avoid confusing bee pollen with natural honey, honeycomb, bee venom,
or royal jelly. These products do not contain bee pollen. Bee pollen is the pollen ball that
​has been packed by worker honeybees into pellets. Bee bread is the bee pollen with added honey and bee secretions and stored in brood cells, chambers of wood and mud created by female ground-nesting bees. When the pollen ball is complete, a single female lays an egg on top of the pollen ball, and seals the brood cell. Pollen balls are harvested as food for humans. Bee pollen is sometimes referred to as ambrosia. 

​Foraging bees bring pollen back to the hive, where they pass it off to other worker bees, who pack the pollen into cells with their heads. During the packing, the pollen is mixed with nectar, enzymes, fungi, and bacterial organisms. Bee pollen is the primary source of protein












for the hive.

​Use as a health supplement: 
​Bee pollen has been touted by herbalists as a treatment for a variety of medical conditions, but there is no scientific evidence to show that it is has any health benefits.  Bee pollen is safe for short term use, but side effects include allergic reaction (shortness of breath, hives, swelling, and anaphylaxis).  Bee pollen is not safe for pregnant women and should not be used during breastfeeding. The Food and Drug Administration has warned against the use of some bee pollen products because they are adulterated with unapproved drugs including sibutramine and phenolphthalein.

Cosemetic



Bay leaf infusions are used in skin and hair care products.​

Culinary


Acrive Ingredients


Processing



Mexico and China