Difference Between Dried & Fresh Bee Pollen?

by Guy

Hi Angela, I would like to know what is the difference between dry and fresh Pollen, benefits wise. Is there different way for harvesting storing it? Do they test different?


Thanks, Guy


Hi Guy,
The difference between fresh and dry pollen is that dry pollen will have undergone some type of drying process, either using heat or freeze drying, to remove the moisture from it. As a result, dried pollen will feel crunchier and is harder than fresh pollen. Truly fresh bee pollen will be quite soft. It is difficult and very expensive to buy fresh bee pollen that has not been dried.

Hope that helps,
Angela

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Nov 13, 2016
Benefits/nutrients
by: Claire

Hi, just to come back to the question. Is there a big difference in terms of the nutrients, vitamins and beneficial effects between dried and fresh? What does fresh have that is lost in the drying process? Thanks!

Angela's comments:

Likely yes Claire, dried pollen won't have the enzyme and vitamin levels that fresh pollen will.

Nov 04, 2014
Bee Pollen
by: Anonymous

Luckily i can buy local bee pollen here in Colorado and i got to say half of teaspoon is all it takes in it keeps me going all day.

Jun 13, 2014
Fresh Bee Pollen
by: Ray Blue

I've also been looking for information about fresh bee pollen, as it's something I eat every day. Here in North Thailand I buy 1kg fresh bee pollen for less than $14 from a local bee farm.
As Angela says, it is softer than the dried stuff, but is also more sour. To me this suggests the presence of beneficial bacteria.
I add it to salad dressings and also mix 10ml with 10ml coconut vinegar - another local find - in a glass of water as a health drink.

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