If it’s good enough for the queen bee it’s probably good enough for me…at least that’s what I told myself as a spooned in the thick, pearl-white paste into my mouth. While honey remains the most popular bee-related creation; Royal Jelly is having a moment. It’s harder to obtain and less of it created thus a steeper price tag than regular honey but the uses are many and the benefits a mile long. So, what exactly is Royal Jelly? Royal Jelly is secreted by bees via a gland and prepared especially for consumption by the queen bee. It’s a complete food source for the queen and acts to regenerate and support health in preparation for laying eggs. So, why TF would we eat this? Well, because of all the suggested health benefits such as:
- Boosting the Immune System
- Providing beneficial probiotics
- Improving collagen production in the skin (when used topically)
- Supporting in wound healing
- Extra fun fact- it’s a great protein source-almost 14 grams per teaspoon!
You ingest a teaspoonful a day mixed with honey for sweetness and there you have it. I tried some as suggested with honey and the sweetness of the honey totally masked any taste of the jelly so it went down smooth. I tried a taste of jelly on its own and it was subtly sour/musky and there was a slight Ewww factor once I remembered that comes out of some strange body part of a bee and this was a labor of love for their queen; not me. I haven’t noticed any effects other than I consider myself royalty…actually no, that’s been happening forever.’
To learn more click here : Royal Jelly