Pollen is a powdery substance found in flowers and it ranges in colour from yellow to black. As bees search for nectar, they unwittingly pick up pollen and carry it from one flower to another, performing a highly effective pollination which is essential for the life-cycle of plants. For bees, pollen also represents a vital source of food: they collect some of the precious powder from their bodies and work it into tiny balls, about the size of a sesame seed, which they carry back to the hive.
Pollen is the most balanced hive product in terms of composition, and is extremely rich in useful substances, including numerous amino acids, the building blocks that the human body, too, uses to produce proteins. Thanks to its protein content, pollen is considered an excellent foodstuff, especially for those who follow a vegetarian diet.
Bee pollen can be eaten on its own or else used to enrich yoghurt, fruit juice, milk or water at room temperature. Thanks to its floral aroma, it can also be used to create original culinary combinations.