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01-31-2008, 04:22 PM
Is this not honey? And if not, what IS it and where do I get it...and now I can't even remember why I need it :rolleyes:
01-31-2008, 04:59 PM
I recently bought some ($10 for 8oz.!) to see what the hype was about...no NOTICED difference, but it's supposed to relieve allergies, be packed with every amino acid etc...
Unfortunatly, since I can't gauge whether it's doing anything for me...I'm not going to buy it again. I'll stick with "non-super" foods. Since apparently kale and fruits and veggies aren't good enough because they don't come in a bag/bottle...:rolleyes:
01-31-2008, 05:58 PM
it's a great superfood that has all the amino acids to make protein, it does have some sweet flavor to it, but not as strong as honey. it is very good for your health and i add it to my daily smoothies. just type in "health benefits of bee pollen" in your search browser and a whole wealth of info will be brought to you.
01-31-2008, 09:28 PM
I just bought a jar to see what the brouhaha (Yes! I've been dying to use that word!) was all about too....I've only put it into my raw granola so far, and I think for me, it's a bit of an acquired taste. Putting it in smoothies is a good idea though, may try that! I think it's worth a shot to try...I mean, it can't hurt, right?
01-31-2008, 09:38 PM
I like to eat fresh frozen bee pollen right out of the bag. Unfortunately my local HFS is out of their supply now and has been since late fall. I don't get the dried bee pollen as I am not sure how hot they dry it at.
02-01-2008, 10:00 AM
I add bee pollen to my morning "cereal" - not crazy about the taste but after taking trifala anything taste wonderful. I believe that bee pollen makes me more energetic - but it might be in me head. Bee pollen is in stock in many health stores n Toronto - i buy mine at the local market from Honey supplier 15$/lb
02-01-2008, 10:39 AM
I have been eating bee pollen for the past year for my allergies, which I learned may be caused by my former addiction to cheese.
I am lucky to have lots of local honey producers and can get it quite easily. I prefer it in smoothies because mine is dried and crunch if not properly blended.
I have not noticed a difference in my energy, but feel that my allergies were more under control last season.
02-01-2008, 11:37 AM
I have been eating bee pollen for 5 years now every morning before going to the gym. I first got sold on it from a vendor at a fair selling it in little tiny bags and singing it's virtues. At first I didn't like the bitter taste, but since I always ate a banana too, I started dipping the banana into the pollen and eating it that way. There is just enough sweetness in the banana to counteract the bitter taste of the pollen so it was palatable.
I always do feel more energy after eating it (of course the banana could have a lot to do with that..ha ha). However if you google it, you will see it is VERY good for you.
Now I have a new Vitamix so have just been adding it to a morning smoothie, but I must say, I rather miss just eating it plain after doing so for so long. Ha.
I get it now at a local farmers market, but she is often out (especially now that winter is here) as she said there was a lack of flowers in the summer due to drought. Well...it has rained plenty now, so there should be lots of flowers this spring. I just hope the bee population doesn't diminish any more.
I also see it at the HFS a lot, but prefer to buy it fresh as it is softer rather than so crunchy as it gets older. It also freezes well so one can stock up.
Hope this helps.
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