Crunchy bee pollen versus soft, chewy?

just started taking bee pollen last week. love it. ate the whole jar i bought from australia in a week. and it was crunchy. then i was reading online that if i wanted allergy benefits to buy local. so i bought california bee pollen at whole foods. its mushy and not as sweet. is it supposed to be crunchy or mushy. not sure what it is supposed to be since i never had it before. thanks so much, jillian glass

Hi Jillian,
It sounds like the California bee pollen you bought is a fresh bee pollen that has not been dried to the extent the australian bee pollen has. This is a good thing - it is likely fresher and has more vitality than the crunchy, dried pollen.
When bee pollen comes out of the hive fresh, it is actually quite soft and chewy.

Hope that helps,
Angela

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