Bee pollen is a near perfect food: it contains twenty two amino acids (so is a good source of protein), all the known vitamins, and twenty seven minerals, in particular the B vitamins, including the elusive B12.
The granules are gathered within the National Biosphere reserve of the Danube delta in Romania. The Danube delta is one of the richest and most diverse nature reserves in Europe and is home to more than 5,500 species of flora and fauna. The delta covers over 580,000 hectares and is made up of a complex system of channels, lakes, sandbanks and forests; it was designated a 'World Heritage Site' by UNESCO in 1990. The delta is a pristine, pollution free environment, which is essential for the quality of the bee pollen.
Bee Pollen can be eaten raw as a highly nutritious and healthy snack, or you can try sprinkling it on cereal, muesli, porridge, cereal or yoghurt, stirring it into warm drinks or blending it into smoothies and desserts. Most people use around a tablespoon a day. Bee Pollen is also claimed by many to be the best treatment for allergy relief, in particular, hay fever, if taken 6 weeks before the hay fever season starts. It works like a vaccine by introducing the body slowly to the irritant at low levels.