Bee pollen is labeled as a “superfood” because it’s very nutrient dense containing amino acids, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids in a small volume.
It’s also been used for weight loss, allergies, PMS, infertility issues, sports performance, and anti-aging (some of these claims have not been studied). The taste of bee pollen is slightly sweet, bitter, and astringent. Bee pollen is essentially made as so: a male “seed” of flowers/plants that are then taken by bees from flower to flower as they continually mix the most nutrient dense parts with their own saliva and honey from their hive creating a small pollen granule.
How to Use:
Since bee pollen is made up of small granules, you can essentially add it as a topping on oatmeal, porridge, Stripped Green Smoothie Bowls, blended into smoothies or juices, or in some desserts if you enjoy the taste.
Nutrient Breakdown of Bee Pollen:
Protein — 20-35% protein by weight
Where to purchase:
Health food stores, farmers markets, or online retailers. Look for local bee pollen if available.
Tips and Tricks:
NOTE: if you have a pollen allergy, you may also be highly allergic to bee pollen, take caution! Try: ½ teaspoon gradually increasing over time checking with the directions as well — check here for more on dosage.