Pollen are microscopic grains produced by angiosperms, plants that produce flowers. These are confined in pollen sacks of stamens, the male part of the flower.

Flower pollen is a very important food source for bees, which is why they collect, store and use it to feed their hives.

Pollen composition:

The pollen found in beehives is a pollen that has undergone a transformation carried out by bees, which consists of covering the pollen of the flowers with substances produced by the bees that avoid suggestion.

Pollen is a very remarkable source of food because it contains the following nutrients:

Amino acids: among them, we highlight the most interesting: glutamic acid, aspartic acid, leucine and lysine.
Carbohydrates: sugars, starch, pectin, etc.
Lipids:
Minerals: K, Na, Ca, Mg, N, P, S, Al, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, Ti, Zn, etc.
Resins and sterols
Vitamins: B.C.D.E. and provitamin A
Enzymes and antioxidants.

General properties of pollen

Pollen is one of the most complete foods we have in nature. Food that covers all your nutritional needs that our body needs.

Below are some of its most notable benefits:

Regulator of intestinal functions. Ideal for people with constipation and chronic diarrhea
Ideal for anemic people with elevated blood hemoglobin levels
For people with overweight problems. Pollen contains lecithin, which increases the feeling of satiety. When we are satiated we consume less food and therefore we lose weight.
Reduces the risk of many types of cancer.

How to consume pollen?

We recommend consuming pollen in its natural state, diluted in water or mixed in salads, yoghurt or kefir. The recommended dose for adults is a soup spoon not very full and for children a coffee spoon.

The best time to eat it is by fasting in the morning, a quarter of an hour before breakfast.