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Bee Pollen

Granules Packed With Goodness

Pollen Collecting, Thankfully Bees Do It

Bee pollen is comprised of a mixture of pollen grains that bees have collected from flowers and the nectar that bees use to hold it together. Individually, a bee will only visit a single floral source during a trip, but collectively a hive full of bees will visit thousands of flowers. This results in pollen from a range of floral sources being collected. It is from this pollen that bees receive a rich supply of protein, minerals, and vitamins.

Bee pollen is collected at the entrance of the hive in a pollen trap and is then frozen, dried, cleaned, and sorted ready for retail packaging.

A Long History And A Bright Future

Bee pollen has a long history of use as a food supplement. From the ancient civilisations of China and Rome to the courts of Emperor Charlemagne, the benefits of pollen have been well known. In more recent years research out of Europe has shown that pollen contains almost every nutrient required by the human body. In fact, all amino acids essential to the development and repair of the human body can be found in pollen.

Pollen As a Supplement

Pollen is usually consumed in such small quantities that the daily requirements of vitamins, proteins, and minerals cannot be taken up through its consumption alone. However, it can be a substantial source of essential nutrients where dietary uptake is insufficient. Pollen, therefore, makes for a great dietary supplement and can help balance out the body's chemistry and satisfy our nutrient needs. (See Table below for more details).

We suggest taking a spoonful or two a day. Mixing pollen with a spoonful of honey or sprinkling it over toast with honey are two great ways to enjoy the benefits of pollen. Do not take pollen if you have an allergy to pollen or bee products.

Pollen
It has been suggested that pollen is a super-food. We do not wish to be extremist in our claims, but rather, we see it is a powerful supplement to a balanced diet and suggest that you try it for yourself and record the benefits.

Average Amino Acid Content of Bee Pollen (per 100 parts)

Arginine
4.7 parts
Histidine
1.5 parts
Isoleucine
4.7 parts
Leucine
5.6 parts
Methionine
1.7 parts
Phenylaline
3.5 parts
Threonine
4.6 parts
Tryptophan
1.6 parts
Valine
6.0 parts
Glutamic acid
9.1 parts

Vitamins (per 1,000 milligrams of Bee Pollen)

Thiamine (vitamin B-1)
9.2mg
Riboflavin (vitamin B-3)
18.50mg
Niacinamide (vitamin B-3)
200mg
Pyridoxine (vitamin B-6)
5mg
Pantothenic acid (vitamin B-5)
30.5mg
Folic acid
3.64-6.8mg
Vitamin A (carotenoids)
.5-.9mg
Vitamin C
7-15mg

Mineral Content

Magnesium
1%-12%
Calcium
1%-15%
Copper
.05%-.08%
Iron
.01%-.30%
Silica
2%-10%
Phosphorus
1%-20%
Sulfur
1%
Manganese
1.4%

Pollen composition can vary depending on the source from which it was collected - quantities are indicative and not conclusive.
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