What is Pollen?

Besides collecting nactar from flowers, Bees select only those pollens that contain the greatest amounts of protein and other nutrients. Bees mix them nectar and some of the bees' own secretions and take them to their hives. Bees use this pollen as food.

What does it contain?

Bee pollen contains much more protein per ounce that any other natural food. It also contains a wide variety of other nutrients. It contains 8 essential amino acids and 10 other amino acids.

Bee pollen will contain differing amounts of nutrients depending on its source.

There are 22 basic elemonts in the human body--Enzymes, Hormones, vitamins, Amino Acids, and others which must be renewed by naturient intake, no one food contains them all except BEE POLLEN.

Typical Composition : Protein 22% moisture 11.9% Fat 9%

Aash 2.2% Crude Fiber 3% total Fiber 7.6% Carbohydrates 51.8%

Calories: 350/100 grams

Typical Vitamin & Mineral Profile:

A-- 8300 IU/kg. C---200 mg/kg. Alpha Toccpherol (E) 46 mg/kg .

Thiamine HCL (B1) 14mg/kg. Riboflavin (B2) 11mg/kg. Pyridoxine HCL (B6) 2.9mg/kg. B12 -- 0.04mcg/kg.

Biotin -.054mg/kg. Folic Acid -- 19mg/kg.

Niacin 110mg/kg. Pantothenic Acid 7.7mg/kg.

Potassium 525.mg/kg. Selenium 0.30mg/kg. Sodium 40.4mg/kg.

What does it do?

Bee pollen seems to supply something that unhealthy, stressed and aging people lack and need. It is used to retard hardening of the arteries and to strengthen the circulatory system. It is also used to combat the symptoms of illnesses and allergies. it is believed to aid digestion. It also stops some women's menstrual cramps.

Bee pollen is believed to reduce stress and to increase alertness and stamina. Olympic and other athletes use pollen as a low-calorie protein source and also as a quick, yet sustained source of energy.

Applied to skin, bee pollen is believed to help heal wounds and acne.

A few people are allergic to bee pollen. Therefore, it is suggested that people start taking small amounts of bee pollen and gradually increase the amount until they ate taking two teaspoonfuls daily. If allergic symptoms occur, temporarily decrease the amount taken. Soon, the symptoms will disappear.

What does it taste like?

Bee pollen looks like tiny yellow, tan, orange, and brown balls. It varies in taste depending on the plants from which it came from. Some bee pollen has a slightly sweet and nut-like flavor. Some is bitter. It can be eaten alone or mixed with any cold food or thick cold beverage.