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4/7/10 5:52 P

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Having grown up in a Mexican culture we put everything in a tortilla including PB&J, now I just use a whole wheat tortilla, you call it a wrap and instead of jelly I use whole natural fruit that I macerate. I cut up the fruit, place in a large bowl and sprinkle with a pinch of salt and either sugar in the raw or Turbinado sugar then let is sit for about an hour. All the natural juices will seep out and you have a little sweeten fruit from it's own juices.

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4/7/10 4:18 P

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TML.. I need to try this as soon as I get the powder form of bee pollen!! I love love love PB&B. I'm actually known for making PB&B wraps. Spread a whole wheat tortilla w/ peanut butter, peel a banana and roll it up! Adding a tiny bit of raw honey and bee pollen sprinkles would be extra amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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3/30/10 9:33 P

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I had this great half sandwich once with bee pollen on it. It was served at a health food bar. It was one slice of whole wheat bread with the 12 grain/nut mix toasted. On top of that was a thin layer of peanut butter. On top of the peanut butter was sprinkled bee pollen. Then thin sliced banana circles was placed on top to cover the sandwich and finally it was drizzled with organic natural honey.

It sort of reminded me of Elvis on a health kick. It was really good. The bee pollen sprinkles gave it an extra zing.

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3/30/10 2:37 P

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Well the bee pollen was out of stock at my natural food store so I took a drive a few towns away and bought some granules. I've put them in oatmeal- a different taste, but I think I will get used to it, and also in my protein smoothies. Not bad considering the benefits!! Anyone have other foods to try it in?!

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3/28/10 1:00 P

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Huh, that sounds like a great idea. I heard about honey helping with allergies, but never about bee pollen. I'll have to try that. Other than on oatmeal, are there other ways to eat it?

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3/27/10 8:38 A

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Thanks again for the information! I have 3 kids with allergies so this is great news!

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3/26/10 2:38 P

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Tell me about it. My family owns a tea room and I prefer to not be sniffing, sneezing, and rubbing my eyes while plating.

Thanks again for sharing this tidbit of information.



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FLEXCHEF's Photo FLEXCHEF Posts: 2,002
3/26/10 10:45 A

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Yes it can help depending on the severity of allergies. Its great to start your kids on it early for obvious reasons. Its not a cure all but will help. My allergies are horrible, so bad I have been extreme in my treatment by getting allergy shots from Mexico. Hard to beat $15 a shot for 5 months of bliss. Not exactly the best thing to do but when you run a kitchen, sneezing is not the thing to be doing while plating.

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3/26/10 8:15 A

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I am thrilled that I saw this thread. I was wondering the same thing and now I know where to look.

Flexchef, so the bee pollen can help with allergies? I have horrible allergies and asthma and I hate having to take allergy meds everyday. I would love to find a natural alternative.



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3/25/10 9:02 P

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I belong to a health food coop that sells organic foods. I bought the bee pollen granules from www.clnf.org (Country Life). I also buy all my flours, nuts, steel cut outs, etc. through this coop. Maybe there is one in your area. Very affordable prices.



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3/25/10 7:12 P

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good question about taste, I'm interested too...

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3/25/10 6:32 P

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I just have a few very small natural food stores near my house.. I may have to take a little road trip to stock up on some!! Does everyone like the taste?

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3/25/10 6:12 P

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I found it at our local farmers market where they were also selling honey.

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3/25/10 5:30 P

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I've found it at one of the health food stores in my town...and it's from a local producer...bonus!!

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3/25/10 4:15 P

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Thanks for the info! I haven't been able to find bee pollen either.

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3/25/10 4:04 P

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Just FYI if you can find local bee pollen or even honey its great for building your immunities to local allergens.

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The bee pollen I have is granular - I think that's it's natural form. I found that it does melt a bit in the hot cereal.

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3/25/10 3:45 P

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Thanks! Is it in a powdered form? I'm wondering if granules would dissolve in hot cereal?

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3/25/10 3:41 P

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I found mine at the local health food store. It is kept in the refrigerated section. I also found the flax seed oil there, too!

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3/25/10 3:09 P

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Does anyone know where to purchase bee pollen? I'd like to try it in my oatmeal, as Tosca suggests, but I have no idea where to find it! Also, any recommendations on brands/forms? Vitamin Shoppe was the only brand with granules, but I don't feel comfortable eating something from a mass producer of vitamins. Thanks in advance!!

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