Australian Jarrah Bee Pollen
*Disclaimer I am not affliated in any way with the company below. This post contains information about bee products. I am a “beegan” in the sense that I consume bee products, and I respect those that choose not to, due to their beliefs.
In my post about the Raw Union Festival I alluded to the fact that I discovered a really great raw food product from a company I had not heard of before. They are called Vivapura and I was lucky enough to speak with their co-owner, Chris Whitcoea, a little bit. He’s a really nice guy and super passionate about his products.
He encouraged me to try his Australian Jarrah Bee Pollen. I have had bee pollen many times before; I buy it from my local farmer’s market, and it’s a regular in my green smoothies. I like my local bee pollen, don’t get me wrong, (I do believe that buying local bee pollen does help with seasonal allergies) but what I tasted from Vivapura tasted like no other bee pollen I have ever tried!
First off, the consistency is crunchy! It has been dried so it is not powdery like most bee pollens I have tried. The crunchy texture actually makes it fun to eat!
Second, the Vivapura bee pollen is amazingly sweet. Usually bee pollen is somewhat sweet and sometimes has a bitter aftertaste, but this bee pollen tastes like powdered sugar! I was reassured that it has been biologically and energetically tested by Gabriel Cousens and contains no added sugar.
Since purchasing the Vivapura bee pollen at Raw Union, I’ve been hand mixing the pollen into my smoothies so I can eat the little bee pollen crunchies as I sip my smoothie. Of course, you could just blend the bee pollen into your smoothie.
I also sprinkle it on top of homemade coconut kefir (I’ll post my recipe for coconut kefir later) and blueberries as a super healthy and delicious snack. Not to mention colorful!
It would also taste great on top of any fruit, raw granola, raw ice cream, any raw dessert, and even on a sweet salad. It is sooooooo good.
The Vivapura brand bee pollen is a little bit of an investment so if you aren’t ready to try theirs, I urge you to pick up some local bee pollen from your local bee keeper. Here are just a few reasons why:
Benefits of Bee Pollen
- High antioxidant levels
- Natural aphrodisiac
- Increases strength and endurance (Used by Olympic athletes with great results)
- Reduces the production of histamine and can help with allergies
- Source of B vitamins (except B-12) and vitamins C, D, E, Beta-carotene, trace minerals, and many more
- 15% lecithin composition
- 25% protein composition
P.S. If you are allergic to bee stings then bee pollen is not for you.
Question of the Day:
Do you use bee pollen? If so, how do you eat it?
Answer the question in the comments section.