What is it?
Honeybees go out to do their duty: to collect pollens or male seeds of different flowers. It mixes with the nectar and the digestive enzymes of the bees turning it into a sticky pollen granule that sticks to the bee’s legs.
The bees carry it back to their hive to store it as food for the rest of the colony. As they enter the hive, some of these pollens are brushed off their legs and collect as “dust.” This is what bee pollen is. Special screens are made by beekeepers to collect this surplus pollen.
It takes a bee eight hours of work a day every day for a whole month before he can gather a mere teaspoon of pollen.
It is sweet and absolutely delicious. Plus, it’s also known to promote rejuvenation and healing. No wonder the ancient Greeks and Romans call it the “life-giving dust” and the secret “ambrosia” to attaining everlasting youth. This is evident in history—pollen was used in ancient Chinese and American Indian tribes and was entombed along with pharaohs.
Even nutritionists agree: organic bee pollen contains nearly all the nutrients required by humans making it one of nature’s most nourishing foods. Some even said we could live on pure, raw bee pollen alone.
Helps build cells, bones, organs and skin. Just a teaspoon of bee pollen contains more than 2.5 billion grains of flower pollen granules which are densely packed with nutrients. It contains more protein and at least 20 amino acids than any animal source. These proteins are in a form which the body can use readily to help maintain and build muscle and every cell in our bodies.
Helps lose weight. Bee pollen has the capacity to stimulate the body’s metabolic processes by speeding up caloric burn. It contains lecithin (15% lecithin by volume) which is a substance that flushes out fats from the body. Aside from lecithin, bee pollen also contains phenylalanine, a natural appetite suppressant.
Has antibiotic effects. Experiments on bee pollen indicate bee pollens can inhibit the proliferation of certain harmful bacteria like salmonella. When taken regularly, it helps promote a healthier intestinal function.
There are many other known health benefits of bee pollen: it increases white and red blood cells, lowers LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein) levels, treats skin conditions, boosts energy, fights allergies, and much more. This is on account of the rich vitamins minerals, enzymes and other elements found in bee pollens.
Bee pollens contain 55% carbohydrates, 30% protein, approximately 5% of Vitamin C, about 100 enzymes, niacin, riboflavin, iron, zinc, bioflavonoids, fatty acids and the only plant source with Vitamin B12.
But that’s not how we process our pollens.
After collection, the pollens are immediately transported to our processing center. Here, they undergo a special heating process to remove moisture. This is to ensure that the pollens would have a longer shelf life. We make sure the temperature doesn’t go beyond 45ºC to avoid diminishing its nutritional value.
Our product is pure, unadulterated bee pollen without any sugar, preservatives, food colour and additives. It is also certified organic. We have soil certification and the approval of EU organic certification bodies to back up this claim. This way, you can be sure our bee pollen is not tainted with pesticides, sulfite, and other preservatives.
Impact Foods can provide a consistent supply of raw organic bee pollen granules in bulk, private label and white label. We can also deliver to any place in the UK and all throughout Europe.