Imagine nature’s perfect food. It’s full of vitamins, nutrients, protein, healthy fats, and antioxidants.
What food could it be?
It’s bee pollen!
Bee pollen is one of nature’s best kept secrets. It’s chock full of nature’s goodness and offers many benefits to those who eat it.
But, what exactly is bee pollen, what can it do for you, and how can you eat it?
Read on to find out!
What is Bee Pollen?
When honey bees are buzzing around from flower to flower, they collect pollen granules on their legs. Then, when they return to the hive, bees bring the pollen with them. Next, they take the pollen, which is mixed up with bee saliva and nectar, and pack it into honeycombs. There, it goes through a fermentation process before being fed to baby bees.
All bee pollen is unique and different. Its formula depends on the types of flowers and plants the bees are consuming. This may vary depending on the flowers that are in season, the geographic region, and more. Despite these variations, bee pollen generally has a sweet, floral flavor to it.
Here at Paradis Valley Honey, we regularly collect bee pollen from our hives so that YOU can enjoy it. So, why should you eat bee pollen?
Benefits of Bee Pollen
Bee pollen is made up of complex carbohydrates, healthy fats, protein, simple sugars, various vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants. Specifically, vitamins A, E, D, C, and B1, B2, and B6 are often found in bee pollen. Macronutrients such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, and potassium are also found in bee pollen. Some micronutrients found in bee pollen include iron, copper, zinc, manganese, silicon, and selenium.
All of this goodness packs a great healthy punch that can benefit you in the following ways:
- Fights seasonal allergies
- Weight loss stimulant
- Helps reduce stress
- Helps rebuild muscle tissue
- Energy booster
- Boosts the immune system
- Lowers blood cholesterol
On top of that, bee pollen is a gluten-free, vegan food that is a perfect healthy addition to your diet.
So, now that you know why you should eat bee pollen, how can you add this superfood to your diet?
How to Eat Bee Pollen
Bee pollen is best enjoyed raw so that you can gain all of the health benefits it offers. You can sprinkle bee pollen on top of just about any food for a delicious sweet note that will also give you a nutritional boost. For example, sprinkle it into your smoothies, add some to your hot cereal, or enjoy some on a salad. You can also get creative and add some into your granola or stir some into your yogurt. If you’re really keen, pick up our FREEBEE recipe book for more food ideas that include bee pollen and raw honey.
If you’re new to bee pollen, try using just a small amount at first. Also, if you’re allergic to pollen you may also be allergic to bee pollen, so try only a small amount to make sure it’s safe for you. Otherwise, you can use up to a few tablespoons mixed in with your favorite foods.
Bee pollen can be an amazing, healthy, new superfood to include in your diet! Add it to your daily routine and you’ll be amazed at how great you feel.
Need to replenish your stash? Shop for high quality bee pollen produced with pure passion on our online store or at the Valley Bee Café. We can’t wait for you to try it and see just how awesome it is!