Perga – “Bee Bread”
We all love honey and know how good it is for our health. Whenever we have a sore throat we reach out for propolis, and when we need to strengthen the body, there is pollen. We also know about the superpowers of royal jelly, but do you know about the healing characteristic of perga?
Perga, also referred to as bee bread, is fermented pollen processed by the bees and enriched with their enzymes and other high-value substances.
This bee product is extremely rich in valuable substances and more and more mentioned as something that contributes to healthcare.
We’ll explain everything, don’t worry
What is perga?
Perga is a natural bee product that beekeepers often call bee bread, but its composition is unrelated to bread, i.e. carbohydrates.
Bee bread contains a large amount of proteins and it would be more appropriate to call it bee meat. Besides proteins, perga also contains about 200 microorganisms enriched with amino acids, plant hormones, carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins, making it the most precious bee product.
The reason why you have probably never heard of it, is that the bees produce it in small quantities, and to us beekeepers it is quite difficult to get to it out of the honeycomb.
It can be obtained only by collecting it from the hive, which is a very demanding job. Also, perga cannot be produced in any other way and we cannot “force” bees to produce more of it.
There is no artificial perga – its flavor cannot be copied-, and such perga could never cover over 100 various kinds of fungi that make the natural perga so nutritious and healing.
That is why perga is considered as “gold” of bee products.
Bees are making perga!
Only bees can make perga. Bees collect pollen from flowers with their legs and when they bring it to the hive, they transform pollen with the substances excreted from their glands.
The bees place the pollen into the honeycomb cells. The remaining two-thirds of the honeycomb cells are filled with honey. Honey in honeycomb is preserved by pollen with its carbohydrates that produce lactic acid and protects it from the spoilage.
This way perga reaches 10 times the nutritional value of plain pollen.
After maturing in the honeycomb for about 15 days, perga can be taken out of the comb with special devices and placed into bottles. Such bottles should be stored in the freezer, hidden from the sunlight.
200 to 300 grams of perga can be obtained from one bee hive.
What is it perga used for?
Perga is the source of a large amount of vitamins, minerals and other useful and essential substances for the body, so it is recommended to alleviate the symptoms of many diseases.
It has been proven that perga helps with the following health issues:
• High blood pressure,
• For the relief of diseases of the nervous and glandular system, as well as
• For anemia and various bowel and liver function disorders.
In addition, it is also used for healing:
• Inflammatory processes of prostate and for impotence,
• helps with colitis,
• Constipation, but also
• activates the muscle pigment of the eye.
It has also been used for:
• Improving heart performances,
• In the case of gastritis,
• Allergy and
It is very good for children in the stages of growth and development, but also for athletes in increased physical efforts because it reduces tiredness and strengthens the immune system.
Some researches have shown that it also helps with various weight loss diets without the risk of negative effects on the body.
How to consume perga?
The taste of the perga is bittersweet, and can be used alone or in combination with other bee products such as honey, propolis or royal jelly.
It melts in the mouth, in combination with honey it can be served as a healthy substitute for any candy.
In order for the organism to take all its best ingredients, we recommend consuming it at least half an hour before having a meal.
Recommended daily intake:
• For adults: 2 grams
• For children 2-4 years: 0.5 grams
• For children 4-12 years: 1 gram
Likewise, it is recommended that water or any other liquid is taken one hour after consuming perga so its effect wouldn’t be alleviated.
We don’t have perga always in the Beekeeping Veber’s web shop. If you are interested in buying perga, please contact us at: [email protected] or these phone numbers: +385 91 410 4422, +385 98 494 128