500g of high quality raw bee bread from small-scale Latvian beekeepers.
In many respects bee bread is genuine bee pollen. You see, bees do not eat the flower pollen they collect directly; it is neither sufficiently digestible or nutritious. Pollen must first undergo an "alchemical transformation" in the comb cells of the hive - the result is called bee bread. Bees do not eat pollen, they eat bee bread. Bee bread (like honey) is a hive product, pollen is not. Bee bread is a much more bioavailable nutrient source than bee pollen, with a rich belt of nutritional extras on top. Click More Details for more info.
When the bee brings pollen back to the hive, they put it into the comb cells. After the cell is filled up to 2/3 with pollen, the rest is filled with honey and finally sealed with wax. Then anaerobic conditions appear. Anaerobic bacteria in synergy with a large variety of microbes, innumerate strains of yeast and different beneficial molds begin their work. Complex chemical structures are broken into simple bonds, for example proteins are broken into amino acids (in this way a lot of lactic acid and vitamin K is formed). While fermenting the pollen's inner container cell is broken down into substances that are easier to absorb. The lactic acid also can then be converted to glucose in the body, which is the main source of energy used throughout the body. After three months of fermentation the sweet and sour tasting beebread is ready.
Due to its invigorating properties it is recommended to eat your bee bread first thing in the morning. The amount of bee bread recommended as a preventive medicine is one teaspoon per day. Use two to three teaspoons of bee bread per day for treatment of different disorders.
Bee bread is about 20% proteins, 24-34% carbohydrates and 1,5 % of lipids. It has almost the same amount of calories as products from vegetables: flour, rice or peas. Bee bread has a large variety of minerals and has high quantities of iron, cobalt, phosphorus, calcium. It is one of the richest natural foods containing selenium (other are Brazil nuts, walnuts). Bee bread is also an excellent source of potassium and B-group vitamins. Amino acids, which are predigested for easy assimilation in the ratio that the human body needs, constitute about 15% of the dry substance in bee bread. It is a natural biostimulative nourishing supplement rich in fitohormones, flavonoids, free amino acids, mineral elements and other active biological compounds, with bioavailability at least three times more than regular bee pollen. This complex of vital substances determines the biostimulating role of Bee Bread.