J @ CBPI
What does Fresh Bee Pollen taste like?
Updated: Nov 20, 2019
One of the more popular questions we hear consumers ask is: "What does Bee Pollen taste like?"
You want to be able to accurately describe to your customers what this superfood tastes like, and how it gets it's flavor.
How Fresh Bee Pollen get's it's Flavor
To describe the flavor of Fresh Bee Pollen, we must first note how the flavor is created. If you have been an avid reader of our blog, then you already know that we talk about biodiversity in bee pollen constantly. One granule of bee pollen can be composed of pollen from dozens of flowers. Each flower, much like any vegetable or fruit, has a distinct color, taste, and nutritional make-up. And thus the pollen of flowers varies drastically. And just as one might make a fruit salad using strawberries, plums, blueberries, and peaches, a honeybee will make a granule of pollen from a variety of pollen sources. Having a variety changes the overall taste of fruit salad, and a granule of bee pollen.
The variety of pollen in each granule of Fresh Bee Pollen gives it a distinct flavor all to it's own. Time of year, weather, floral sources... these are all examples of factors that have the potential to change the fresh bee pollen you eat. That being said, we can generalize what the flavor will most likely be like.
What Fresh Bee Pollen tastes like
While no two granules of Fresh Bee Pollen are exactly alike, they can take on similar flavor profiles when sourced from the same region. For example, our "Fluffy Fresh" California Bee Pollen is gathered in the sun-drenched valleys of California. As our climate stays relatively the same year after year, we typically see the same floral sources pop up from spring through fall. The "Fluffy Fresh" California Bee Pollen we sell is typically mild in taste; earthy, soft sweetness, with a texture that melts in your mouth. The pollen can even take on a more bitter flavor, depending on the time of year.
We hope this helped shed some light on how you might answer the question: "What does Fresh Bee Pollen taste like?"