Local Superfood Series Entry #3 - Bee Pollen

Local Superfood Series Entry #3 - Bee Pollen

As a Conservationist I am skeptical, as a Nutritionist I am intrigued. Bee Pollen is yet another trending superfood that is often harvested from the West Coast of BC. Amidst it's popularity for being an all-encompassing nutritional food, bee population decline is a very real thing primarily linked to the quality and quantity of livable habitat. 

For human beings this food offers an impressive variety of vitamins and minerals, it is thought to have immune boosting and anti-cancerous properties...

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The little herb that could.

The little herb that could.

What a perfect example of how through the seasons, Mother Nature provides us with what we need to stay alive and well. During the summer months Echinacae shows off its' beautiful purple petals, which soak up the daylights sun and sends deep into it's roots a reserve of energy. When the days begin to cool and the petals tuck back on this plant in fall, the roots are ready for harvesting.

Echinacea angustifolia and E. purpurea I'm certain will be popular herbs this coming cold and flu season. Growing up I had an aunt who would give us...

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