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Posted by Dr. Eric Jones on Jan 30th 2020

Bee Pollen----Nature’s Superfood

A quick Google search of “Bee Pollen” will reveal descriptions such as “Nature’s perfect food” or

“Nature’s superfood”. To understand why so many people describe bee pollen this way, you

need to understand what exactly bee pollen is made of, and why it is so unique.

Bee pollen is the food of the young bee and it is approximately 40% protein. It is considered one

of nature's most completely nourishing foods, as it contains nearly all nutrients required by

humans. About half of its protein is in the form of free amino acids that are ready to be used

directly by the body. A breakdown of the rest of the compounds found in bee pollen show all the

major vitamins and minerals humans need. In fact, researchers have stated that “Honeybee

pollen is the richest source of vitamins found in nature in a single food”. Because bee pollen

contains all the nutrients needed to sustain life, it becomes obvious why it has been used as a

form of nutrition for centuries. However, bee pollen hasn’t just been used as a source of

nutrition, it has also been utilized because of its medicinal properties.