Bee Pollen: Superfood!
Question: What is bee pollen?
Answer: Bee pollen is the male part of the plant that must be joined with the female element for reproduction. Every small speck of pollen has all the ingredients to reproduce life. That means it has all the vitamins, minerals, enzymes, coenzymes, amino acids (protein), carbohydrates, male hormones and trace elements. It is a power house of living energy. Pollen is used by the bees as a high-protein food that they eat in addition to honey.
Bee Pollen is collected by the Universal Super Trap. The bees pass through it. The trap allows sufficient pollen to pass through the grids into the colony for the feeding of the bees, and insures the harvesting of the driest, cleanest pollen possible. Moisture-laden wet pollen from low-lying humid areas ferments quickly, or develops mold. This type of pollen must be heat-treated immediately to preserve it for use. But high heat processing kills the enzymes and reduces the nutrient value considerably.
When bee pollen is improperly stored and handled, it will lose up to 76% of its nutritive value within twelve months. The only satisfactory method of preserving fresh, live bee pollen is flash-freezing at zero degrees to maintain hive-freshness indefinitely and to preserve all vitamins, minerals and other nutrients intact.
Lately, doctors have been telling
us about the benefits of eating raw fruits and vegetables every day. Research
studies that compared the benefits of raw fuits and vegetables to vitamin
and mineral supplements found that whole foods, with their whole vitamin complexes
and extensive phytonutrient profiles, outperformed single ingredient supplements
like vitamins. The researchers concluded that either there are unidentified
nutrients present in raw fruits and vegetables that help increase the benefits
(synergistically?) of the vitamins and minerals found in whole foods, or there
are nutrients that benefit the body in unknown ways on their own.
A bee must visit 1,500 flowers to fill her pollen baskets. This gives some kind of indication of how much energy can be supplied by pollen and other raw honey products! A single golden grain contains 500,000 - 5 million live pollen spores. This is pure LIFE ENERGY.
Question: What is in bee pollen?
Answer: The breakdown depends on the collection location and the season. The inborn instinct of the bee is to collect the highest quality. From "Bee Pollen and your Health" by Carlson Wade, 1978, the breakdown can include (apart from pure life energy):
POLLEN ALERT! Beware of Imported Bee Pollen!
We recommend www.CCPollen.com
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