Product: Bee Pollen
Other Names: Pollen d’Abeille, Honey Bee Pollen, Polen de Abeja, Pollen, Pollen d'Abeille, Pollen d’Abeille de Miel, Pollen Pini, Puhuang, Sonfuuafen & Pollen de Sarrasin.
Description: Our Bee Pollen is produced in the anthers of flowering plants; this fine powder is bound together by the bees with fructose, glucose and their saliva and is used as a source of protein. Bee pollen has often been described as a ‘superfood’ and one of ‘natures perfect foods’, given that bee pollen is believed to offer the most comprehensive range of trace elements, minerals including copper, potassium, iron, magnesium and zinc, amino acids, and Vitamins including B-complex A, C, D and E. Bee pollen is comprised of approximately 30% protein, 55% carbohydrate, 1% to 2% fat, and 3% minerals, vitamins and trace elements, it’s to be noted that the composition of bee pollen is not static as it depends on the country of origin, time of the year and the plant material the pollen is collected from.
Interesting Fact: Bee pollen has long been used since Greek times, when Hippocrates recommended its use for its healing properties around 400 B.C., the ancient Egyptians referred to it as ‘life-giving dust’. In the 12th century A.D. a Jewish physician, Maimonides, practising in Egypt documented the use of bee pollen as an aphrodisiac, and also good to keep the bowels, heart and stomach healthy.
Ingredients: Bee Pollen Granules.
Allergy Advice: Bee pollen should be avoided by those with pollen allergies or hypersensitivity to bee pollen and also people who suffer from conditions such as allergic rhinitis.
SUGGESTED USEAdd to smoothies, sauces and dressings such as honey mustard dressing, bee pollen can also be added to breads, cakes and savoury dishes that contain honey. Stir in to yogurt, sprinkle on breakfast cereal and pasta. Bee pollen can also be dissolved and mixed into lotions, creams and salves for soothing eczema, acne and nappy rash.
Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.
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