What is Bee Bread?

Bee Bread

Did you know that the honey from the nectar of flowers is not the only food that bees store in their iconic hexagon comb cells? They also create Bee Bread, a mixture of plant pollen, honey, and enzymes. This is a source of nutrients for bees, rich in proteins, minerals, fats, and essential for the development of the colony.

Though the name might fool you, Bee Bread is nothing like the bread you get at the bakery. Nonetheless, there is one common characteristic between the two: fermentation. Bee Bread is the result of a lactic acid fermentation that takes almost 3 months.

The process occurs through the action of salivary enzymes that digest the granules of floral pollen making their nutrients more easily assimilated by the larvae. This acidity gives the Bee Bread a self-preserving character as it inhibits the growth of moulds and other microorganisms.

The main compounds that can be found in this product are carbohydrates, proteins and amino acids, water, and lipids. Because of this variety of nutrients, Bee Bread is referred to by many health experts as a powerful and complete ingredient.

Powerful superfoods

Bee Bread has been widely reported to have a beneficial effect on our health. The Greek physician Hippocrates, considered the "Father of Medicine", would use it as a healing substance more than 2,500 years ago.

Referred by some as the “superfood of superfoods”, Bee Bread is also a powerful longevity-boosting and anti-aging ingredient. Furthermore, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the product is commonly used for supplementing the diet of malnourished children.

Other health benefits include: restoring the intestinal flora, supporting and stimulating brain activity, boosting liver functioning, and enhancing immune system functioning. Maybe the old saying should state that “a spoonful of Bee Bread honey a day, keeps the doctor away” after all.

Unique flavour

More than an ally to our wellbeing, Bee Bread honey which is our raw honey containing pressed bee bread, also has a distinctive taste. The acidity from the lactic acid brightens the flavour and balances out the bitterness of bee pollen. These characteristically bitter-sweet tones make savouring our Bee Bread Honey an experience on its own.

Bee Bodhi honey is 100% sustainable and pure. We deliver the most premium treasure that nature has to offer while creating a bee-conscious model, trusting that the bees know best.

 

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