- Good source of protein and fatty acids.
- Contains trace minerals, vitamins B5 and B6, and C.
- Has antibacterial and antibiotic properties.
- Supports healing of wounds and acne.
Considered the most precious product of the beehive, royal jelly has been used in medicinal and beauty rituals since ancient times, and many people today take it as a health supplement. It is the concentrated superfood responsible for turning an ordinary worker bee larva into an egg-laying queen bee.
Royal jelly contains 185 biologically active ingredients and consists of 67% water, 12.5% protein, 11% simple sugars, 9.5% fatty acids. It also contains trace minerals, vitamins B5 and B6, and trace amounts of vitamin C. As with honey and bee pollen, the composition of royal jelly varies depending on weather and geographic location.
Royal jelly may vary from whitish to a milky yellow and has a creamy texture and thick consistency. The taste is … unique. It’s described as bitter, sour, or acidic, so you might not like it straight up. But don’t let that stop you from trying it! Eat it with a spoonful of honey or mix it into a smoothie or fruity yogurt. Just don’t add it to hot foods or beverages because that may damage the nutritional benefits.
As a dietary supplement, take 1/4 teaspoon daily. Royal jelly is perishable, so we keep it in a freezer at our warehouse and ship it to you frozen in an insulated envelope. Please refrigerate it immediately upon receiving it and keep it refrigerated.
Royal jelly is essential to the life of all honeybees and is deposited into every brood cell in the hive, acting as a booster shot of sorts for newly hatched eggs. Although all bee larvae receive a small amount of royal jelly for the first few days, the queen is fed this substance exclusively and in large quantities in her larval stage and for the remainder of her adult life. The rest of the hive dines on honey, pollen, and bee bread (a mixture of pollen and nectar). The queen’s nutrient-packed, exclusive diet is responsible for her special anatomy and behavior.
Please note each 1.25oz jar contains 1oz of royal jelly to allow room for it to expand when frozen.
Find out more about the value of Royal Jelly on the Bee Blog.
WARNING: Bee products may cause allergic reactions in some people. Check with your doctor before taking royal jelly for any health condition. Not recommended for children under 1 year of age.