Perga, also called bee bread, is fermented bee pollen which the bees pack into the honeycombs and which retains its hexagonal honeycomb shape after it is taken out. With its pleasant mild, sweet-sour taste, Perga is undeniably one of the tastiest bee products.
Shelf-life & serving suggestion:
Shelf-life: 2.5 years in a cool and dry place
Perga and pollen taste excellent in muesli or stirred into milk or yogurt, but are also delightful taken pure. A bowl of cereal with a tablespoon of perga and a teaspoon of honey tastes delicious.
General information about bee pollen:
Bee pollen is the male germ cells of flowering plants. The bees collect it and use it as food for their offspring because it is very rich in protein (about 25%), vitamins, minerals and many others nutrients. It is the perfect food source for organisms with increasing nutritional needs. Bee pollen has also long been used in human nutrition. Various Indian tribes for example, used bee pollen as a food source to provide strength and stamina during long and demanding hunts. Pollen has also long been used in Indian medicine to cure various diseases.