How much sugar in bee pollen?

by Jude
(Halifax NS)

I have been taking bee pollen for a few years now(Duthcmans) and am about to embark on a new food regimen which consists of significantly lowering my sugar intake to less than 20 grams a day.

I want to keep bee pollen in my diet but have been unable to ascertain how many grams of sugar are in a tablespoon.
Do you know the actual grams per tablespoon? I would appreciate any insight you can provide.



Angela's Comments:

Bee pollen contains roughly 25% carbohydrates. This would equate to about 8 grams of carbohydrates per tablespoon.

In these carbohydrates, from 10 to 15 percent is natural sugars, including fructose, glucose, pentose, raffinose, stachyose and sucrose.

So, if 15% of the carbs are sugars, then on average you'd have about 1.2 grams of natural sugars per tablespoon.

These are essentially the same simple natural sugars that are found in honey, and which exist in easily digested chains and bonds. Many are converted to a predigested form by the enzymatic action of the bee's salivary glands. What this means is the the sugars are burned very well by the human body. (and less likely to be stored as fat like refined sugars)

Hope the helps!

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Aug 21, 2016
by: kanuka

Could the person with blastocystis advise whether the pollen and propolis treatment was useful and did she do it with or without the raw honey? Thanks very much.

May 10, 2016
by: Anonymous


I have cut out sugar and carbs as much as I can because of this parasite Im trying to kill off called blasto hominis which feeds on sugar and carbs.

Will raw honey, propolis and bee pollen affect my diet? Is raw honey high in sugar?

Angela's Comments:

Propolis and bee pollen won't be a problem but I'd avoid the raw honey.

Aug 09, 2013
triglyceride/cholesterol and fructose as it pertains to ingesting bee pollen at least 5xs per week
by: Anonymous

Thanks for that information Angela 1.2 per tablespoon of sugars in bee pollen. Just bought some for you and am really trying to lower my triglyceride/cholesterol I am cutting out fruits/vegetables high in fructose (particularly). The relationship between fructose and high levels of these being shown lately. Sounds like I will be alright continuing to include 3 tablespoons of bee pollen in my diet without raising these already high levels. I will keep you posted on my progress!! Love your information and read it daily. Thank you much.

Oct 05, 2011
by: Jude

Thanks for the quick response and the info.

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