Raw Dried Multifloral Bee Pollen - 500g
Rossend's multifloral bee pollen comes from wild regions of the southern Pyrenees, just near Barcelona and the French border. Bee pollen contains a wide variety of long-chain fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and trace elements as well as enzymes from the bees themselves.
On the flavour: This pollen has a beautiful floral flavour with deep, earthy notes behind a mild, natural sweetness.
Colour: This pollen is a beautiful dark yellow and orange with occasional purple and dark blue grains.
Where does this pollen come from? This variety of pollen comes from a variety of flowers in Catalonia in Spain. The Catalonian Pyrenees area is known for its pristine forests, high peaks and heavenly meadows, rushing rivers and thundering waterfalls.
Who produces this pollen? Our beekeeper Rossend treats honey like an art form, and you can really tell. It has such a perfect consistency and the varieties range from very subtle to very overt. He has won many awards for his honey, including from the well-renowned iTQi (International Taste and Quality Institute), which rated several of his honey varieties in the superior taste award category.
What about the plants the pollen comes from? This pollen is multifloral and so comes from many types of flowers growing in the vicinity of the hives. Flowers in the Catalonian Pyrenees include lily, hepatica, meadow clary, box, common juniper, alpine aster and many, many more.
Common uses: Pollen has been used throughout the ages as a source of food and nourishment. It can be used as a topping for yoghurt or cereal, blended into smoothies, mixed into salad dressings and many other uses so long as it is not heated, which would damage some of the nutrients.
Pollen facts: Long ago, the Greeks and Romans called natural bee pollen "the life-giving dust" or the secret "ambrosia", which was eaten to acquire eternal youth. Pollen was entombed with pharaohs, used by the American Indians, and for centuries by tribes in China.
Bees have pollen sacks, which they collect the pollen in to take back to the hive. The brood needs a lot of protein to aid its growth, and so for short periods of time the beekeepers harvest the pollen by placing small brushes at the entrance of the hive. This brushes off the pollen grains, which are collected, and the bees are then left to collect without further interference.
Important - allergies:
If you are affected by hay fever, then bee pollen can cause an allergic reaction. If you are in any doubt it is advisable to take just a few grains initially and then wait to see if you get a reaction. If you don't, gradually increase the dosage until you are sure it is not negatively affecting you.
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