Wildflower bee pollen is collected on the legs of honey bees as they pollinate various wildflowers in wide open grasslands. The composition of nutrients found in bee pollen depends on the plants where the bees gathered the pollen. Since we can't control where the bees will gather, the exact composition can vary from hour to hour, and day to day so no two samples are exactly the same. The average nutrient composition of our wildflower bee pollen is 20% to 30% protein (amino acids) and 40% to 50% carbohydrates. Bee pollen has more protein per ounce than any other natural food. Bee pollen granules can be added to smoothies, mixed into granola, or eaten by themselves for a quick protein boost.
The Greeks, Egyptians, and many other ancient cultures all knew the power of bee pollen. Hieroglyphs in Luxor Egypt describe the taste of honey and importance of pollen and Cleopatra herself was reported to use honey and bee pollen as part of her beauty regimen. Greeks would use bee bread to keep their armies well fed on long journeys thanks to the high amount of protein in bee pollen.