The pollen collected by the bees from various wild plants on the island of Crete is one of the most valuable products, maybe the second in the row after the royal jelly, while its harvest is done for two main reasons. On the one hand, to cover the needs of the bees of Crete, and on the other hand, for exploitation, as its nutritional and therapeutic value is proven.
The amount of pollen accumulated by the bees in Crete is great, as a regular swarm can collect about 25-30 kilos of pollen every year.
Pollen is the richest natural food in proteins, vitamins, essential amino acids, hormones, enzymes and other useful ingredients for human nutrition as it has high vitamin R content which protects against cerebral hemorrhage, helps in mental function, strengthens the contraction of the heart, strengthens the body and improves memory loss.
It is also rich in kestin (kistini), which positively affects the hair growth and hair color, provides wellness and improves the condition to people who have mild allergic reactions giving them gradual immune system resistance.
Pollen also contains biologically active substances that control the function of the ovary and thyroid gland and generally promote good physical condition of the body.
Its recommended consumption for those who start taking it for the first time, is one teaspoon a day, which is able to meet the body’s needs in proteins, vitamins and trace elements. Then, after a week, you can consume a tablespoon daily for 4-6 months without interruption.
You can buy pollen from the stores selling healthy food products throughout the island while its price varies depending on the producer and the packaging.