Now your child would have more nutritious, still delicious supplementary food, highly rich in protein. City-based Central Bee Research and Training Institute (CBRTI), is seeking commercial production of Bee Pollen – a valuable product collected by honey bees. The product, in the form of capsules, is awaiting green signal from Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The in-charge of Botany section of CBRTI Dr K Laxmi Rao, after thorough research on pollen grains, has prepared the capsules of bee pollens comprising the pollens of various plant species including coconut (50 per cent), sunflower (20 per cent), sesame (10 per cent) and mustard (20 per cent).

“The nutritious value of Indian Pollens is very high containing protein 65 per cent, 22 amino acids, lipids (fatty acida) 5 per cent and all ‘B’ group vitamins. We are promoting the capsules as nutritional substitute, particularly for children above three years of age and senior citizens. The dose is available as 250 mg and 500 mg colour-coated capsules, transparent capsules and tablets,” said Rao.

A Chyawanprash like product comprising 500 gm honey and 200 gm pollens has also been designed, especially for the children. Speaking on the results of the capsules, she said that already it had proven its health benefits among physically weak children.

“An eight-year-old girl suffering from diabetic problem, after consuming the capsules showed positive results and she, who earlier was looking pale and weak, started taking adequate diet…

Nutritional Properties

– Source of major minerals like potassium, sodium, iodine etc
– B-vitamins 2,3,6, 12 and riboflavin
– Prescribed for treatment of various prostate problems- Allows the body’s own healing and rejuvenation mechanism