What should I know before buying bee pollen?

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Bee Pollen Color

Although bee pollen has no specific standard, it also has recognized characteristics.

Color: mostly yellow or yellowish brown (also other colors)

Appearance: granular

Odor: pollen

Taste: sour, sweet, bitter, spicy (depending on their flavonoid content)

Bee pollen tastes bitter and not as sweet as honey. But once you get used to the taste, you will like it.

If you find mildew, mites or rancid smells, you should avoid eating it.

If you see impurities such as plant granules or other strange things, don’t eat them.

Types of bee pollen.

  1. Fresh.

As with honey or other natural products, the quality is at its highest level if the product is fresh. The only way to preserve fresh bee pollen is to freeze it immediately after harvest every day. It is carried out in glass jars and plastic containers or in a vacuum.

  1. Drying.

There are two drying methods for bee pollen .

– By freeze drying, ie freeze drying, when the pollen freezes, the surrounding pressure is reduced.

– In an electric oven with good air circulation, the temperature is 40oC.

The quality of freeze-dried products is superior and is our best choice.

Side effects and allergic reactions

Some impurities in bee pollen products may cause minor side effects. Because bees collect nectar from a variety of different flowers, if the collection site is located in a densely populated and polluted area, some harmful substances such as heavy metals, toxins, pollutants and other impurities will be incorporated into bee pollen, which will have some side effects.

If you are allergic to bee pollen, its side effects include nausea, stomach pain, diarrhea, fatigue, muscle aches, rashes, itching, swelling, headache, dizziness and other symptoms. People who are susceptible to allergies or asthma should be advised to avoid bee pollen.

However, bee pollen has anti-allergic effects, and doctoral studies by the American Pollen Bureau have shown that patients who use bee pollen to treat hay fever have achieved good results. Although some people have an allergic reaction after eating bee pollen, this situation is very rare. In general, consumers don’t have to worry about bee pollen allergies, so they can eat with confidence. Even patients with pollen allergies can start with a small amount of bee pollen and gradually increase the amount of desensitization after adaptation.

Where can I find bee pollen?

If you want to try bee pollen , you can consider choosing Wuhu Deli Foods Co., Ltd. is a professional food & beverage manufacturer & exporter in China for over 20 years, Deli has committed itself fully to providing high-quality natural honey and bee products, syrup products, rice protein and tomato products.

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