Bee Pollen Granules - Wildflower (Fresh From EU Hives)
Bee Pollen Granules - From Wildflowers
Fresh From European Hives
Perfect in Yogurt or Porridge
Sweet and Tasty
About Bee Pollen
Bee pollen comprises of microscopic grains that are collected by honeybees from the flowers to the beehive. The pollen has a characteristic sour taste on account of the lactic acid contained in it. The colour of bee pollen ranges from yellow to black depending on the plant species and the location from which it has been obtained. Bee pollen comprises of a variety of substances: flower pollen, nectar, honey as well as saliva secretion from the bee’s salivary glands. Bee pollen is mostly used by bees to bring forth bee bread. Bee pollen, therefore, varies from flower pollen in quality, on account of the components available in it. The salivary substance added to the flower pollen is packed with enzymes, vitamins, and amino acids. In certain parts of the world, bee pollen is referred to as “life-giving dust” due to its varied uses over the years. It is also known as “Ambrosia” or “Food of the gods” in others.
Bee pollen is among the more recent beehive products to be explored for its nutritional benefits, Other beehive products that have been used for longer are honey, royal jelly, beeswax, and propolis. Some of the most preferred plants to collect pollen from include maize, pine, buckwheat, typha, and rapeseed. Pollen is collected by field bees that carry it in pouches that are located on their hind legs. They collect it from the plant anthers to the beehive. Some of the pollen also sticks on the body of the worker bees. The concept behind the harvesting of bee pollen is quite straight forward. It entails making sure that bees fly through a space that makes them scrap the pollen off their legs each time they fly into the hive. The worker bees have to go through small perforated holes that will force them to squeeze themselves through hence dropping the pollen loads. The openings equally allow the bees to pass through with some little amount of pollen since it is essential in the survival of the bee colony. Bee pollen is collected in trays which only allow pollen to go through. The traps are emptied quite since exposing the pollen to air makes it susceptible to spoilage and contamination by different microorganisms.
The use of bee pollen dates back to more than 5,000 years ago. Bee pollen was most popular among the Greek, Chinese, Egyptian, Aztec and other civilizations. These groups of people supplemented it in their diet as well as that of their animals. It was popularised by such individuals as Hippocrates, Pythagoras, and Pliny the Elder. Traditionally, Egyptians used bee pollen on tombs before they buried their dead kings. They believed that the pollen would sustain them in the afterlife. They also believed that it would also be used to feed the gods in the afterlife, hence the name “food of the gods”. The use of the pollen is also cited in various religious quotations, including the Bible and ancient Egyptian documents. Hippocrates, who was a Greek physicist even wrote about how the Greek and Egyptians trusted bee pollen and propolis as a source of eternal health and life.
How to take Bee Pollen Granules
We recommend you take 5 to 10 grams (1-2 teaspoons) of Bee Pollen granules per day. You can sprinkle this naturally sweet treat onto yoghurt or breakfast cereals. You can also blend the granules into smoothies or add them to your favourite recipes including muffins and cakes.
Taking Bee Pollen granules is considered to be safe however you should not take bee pollen if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or if you are allergic to honey and other bee products,
If you experience any side effects including itching or difficulty in breathing seek medical advice immediately. In this case, you should also immediately stop taking the granules.
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