Is my bee pollen spoiled?
by Upstate sheila
I bought a jar of Bee pollen a few months ago & have been storing it in a cool, dark cabinet. HOW do I know if it is "dried" & if it is still good to eat ? There was NO info on the label (I bought it @a road side farm stand). Does it loose its nutritional value after a certain amount of time ? Can it go bad in my cabinet ?
Bee pollen can go bad if not stored properly. And it does lose its nutritional value over time. But if you stored it in a cool, dark place it might be fine. You'll need to examine the product for spoilage and/or mold. If there is no visible sign of spoilage, taste a few granules. If they taste normal then you are likely ok to consume it. As always, error on the side of caution to avoid eating a spoiled product.
Bee pollen spoiling...
by Kaitlin Kemp
(Cumminh, Georgia, United States)
I recently ordered some organic bee pollen ,that was collected in the United States, off of amazon. It took 2 days to ship it to my house and the bottle says "Keep Refrigerated" then I read online that bee pollen can ferment in a day and lose its nutrients... I bought the product because I was fascinated with all of the incredible health benefits. I don't favor the taste too much so I don't want to be taking the product if it is not helping me. Any help at all? Thanks
Is your concern that it has gone bad and is not of any benefit to you? If so, I wouldn't worry. Bee pollen will only be damaged if it is exposed to excessive heat (118 degrees) for a long period of time OR moisture.