Safe to consume recently expired bee pollen granules?

by Elena
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Hi, if my bee pollen granule's expiry date is 20th May 2012, opened and kept at dry cool room temperature. Can I still consume them now after 20 days of expiration? Thanks.

Angel'a Comments:

Most likely yes. If you've stored them well and kept them out of the heat, they should be fine. Examine the bee pollen for any signs of mold. Also smell it to determine if it has gone rancid or not.

Bee healthy,

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Jul 17, 2022
Old dried bee pollen
by: Anonymous

Does six year old pollen have any value even if stored in refrigerator?

Angela's comments:

I'd be very cautious about consuming that. I'd be more concerned with mold or spoilage.

Mar 26, 2020
Expired Bee Pollen
by: Anonymous

Now that we are in lockdown from corona virus19, I was cleaning my frig& found some bee pollen , which has been in my refrigerator since 2016, it’s 2020 now, so I’m guessing it’s not ok to take. It’s always been in frig & doesn’t smell bad at all. Does it loose its potency over time ?
Many thanks

Yes it does lose its potency over time but the main concern would be rancidity.


Aug 06, 2018
I found a jar of bee pollen
by: Martha

I found in my counter a jag of bee pollen that expired in March 18. So I wonder if I can still consume it.

It really depends how it was stored. Examine/smell for signs of spoilage. If it smells and appears like it has remained dry, it should be ok to consume.

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