Bees gather pollen on the blossom of plants; afterwards they add some honey and enzymes and preserve it in the comb cells. Pollen scraped out of the comb is called scraped bee bread. On the other hand, trapped fresh pollen is the pollen scraped off bees’ legs as they go into the hive.
A pellet of pollen is made out of thousands of pollen grains. Its colour depends on a plant it originates from. Pollen is considered to be a rich source of proteins, vitamins, and minerals in ones diet. It contains approximately 27% of proteins, 30% of carbohydrates, 5% of fat, and 7% of minerals. In addition, pollen contains pigments, vitamins, aromatic substances with antibiotic effects and other ingredients.
It is the source of essential amino acids such as linoleic acid, linolenic acid, and arachidonic acid, which are all essential to humans. As amino acids cannot be synthesized by human organism, it is vital to consume them with food.
Pollen also contains vitamin B complex, pro vitamin A, and vitamins C, D, and K. We recommend it to convalescents, senior people as well as to vegetarians as an important source of amino acids.