What is bee pollen?

Over the last few years, we’ve seen a significant rise of the superfood. With celebrity endorsements and the growth of the wellbeing industry, health bloggers and natural foods chefs, it seems they are here to stay. But how can we tell the trends apart from the foods that will nourish us from within?

Bee pollen is a product naturally formed from the pollen that bees collect from plant anthers, bonded together by the secretion from plant salivary glands. It is, in fact, this product that nutritionists believe provides many more health benefits than raw honey, something celebrated by health experts and natural food lovers. Alongside this, bee pollen contains a significant amount of the nutrients needed to nourish the human body for it to thrive, including minerals, vitamins, amino and fatty acids. Furthermore, bee pollen actually contains more protein than any animal source and is considered by many to be one of nature’s most powerful superfoods.

But to date, the potential of bee pollen has been locked away within a largely indigestible outer shell. Meaning you have to crunch your way through spoonfuls at a time, just to get a small percentage of its goodness.

Until now.

At Apibal, we’ve developed a unique process to ‘unlock’ all that goodness – we call it freeze cracking. A delicate process that opens up the shells at low temperatures releasing all the goodness inside.  Our special technique means that all that natural goodness from bee pollen can be released into your body, without using the traditional milling method that generates heat and destroys many of its nutrients. 

We want to showcase the full, nourishing potential of bee pollen by bringing you information, recipes and ideas to help you enjoy our Apibal freeze-cracked capsules as part of a healthy and balanced lifestyle.