Bee Pollen - The How-To Guide

Stakich Bee Pollen

Bee pollen is world-renowned as a nutritious superfood and is often used as a holistic remedy for many conditions. In a previous blog post, "Bee Pollen - A Nutritional Powerhouse", I talked about all the nutritional benefits of bee pollen. Now that I've covered how great it is, I want to answer a few questions we commonly get asked about how to consume bee pollen and add it to your daily diet.  

How Do You Take Bee Pollen?

First, you must note that when taking bee pollen, just like any other bee products, you must proceed with caution due to an effect it can have on people who are allergic to bee products. Next, adults can try adding bee pollen a ¼ teaspoon at a time and should not exceed two tablespoons a day. Children should start with only a few granules and should not exceed a 1 teaspoon a day.

What Does Bee Pollen Taste Like?

It's important to note that taste is relative - what tastes one way to one person, might taste another way to someone else. We all have different taste buds and preferences. My personal taste of bee pollen is powdery, floral, and slightly bitter but sweet. 

How Do You Store Bee Pollen?

The best place to store your bee pollen is in the refrigerator or freezer, or in a cool, dark place like a pantry. UV radiation (i.e. sunlight) and heat will diminish the nutritional value of pollen. Bee pollen, when stored properly, can keep for about two years.

10 Ways To Use Bee Pollen:

Now that you know all of its great benefits, it's good to know how to use it in your daily diet.

  1. Use granules as a topping over yogurt, cereal or oatmeal. Check out our recipe for Bee Full Bee Pollen Oatmeal.
  2. Add bee pollen to cooling homemade granola while it is still moist and sticky.
  3. Blend pollen powder or granules into a smoothie. Our Antioxidant Smoothie recipe is an instant favorite. 
  4. Incorporate into raw protein bars, raw desserts or candies. This is a great Bee Pollen Granola Bar recipe. 
  5. Sprinkle granules directly over salad.
  6. Incorporate pollen powder into salad dressing such as a honey mustard. Our family loves this Honey Mustard Salad Dressing 
  7. Sprinkle pollen powder over popcorn. Here are some other inspirations for How To Use Bee Pollen Everyday 
  8. Use granules as a garnish on top of dark chocolate.
  9. Use ground pollen as a coating for sugared almonds or hazelnuts.
  10. Toast whole wheat bread, smear with a nut spread and sprinkle with bee pollen granules.

Stakich Bee Pollen is all natural and pure with no additives. It is collected from unsprayed and pesticide-free wildflower fields in rural Michigan. Our Bee Pollen has never been heated or dried so all of its enzymes are kept intact, providing you with all the nutritional benefits your body needs. Check out our entire bee pollen line here: Bee Pollen Products

If you have any additional questions, please reach out to us in our contact form and we'll be happy to answer whatever you need to know!

 

Note: Bee pollen can cause severe allergic reactions in some people. Do not consume it if you are allergic to bees. The information on this website has been provided for educational purposes only. We are not certified health professionals and are unqualified to offer medical advice.  Talk to your doctor before introducing any new foods into your diet.




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