So as mentioned I went to the Food Feast on Saturday. It was good, but as good as the one I went earlier this summer. Or maybe it is just because I had my heart set on buying same produce as back then, but it was not available. But fret not – I still managed to spend a small fortune. I have started with a brunch of falafel – a friend’s treat. Falafel was lovely, the sides were disappointing, but it came with hummus, so really no reason to complaint.
I bought a bay leaf and horseradish plants. The bay leaf plant is a good example of synchronicity – it was only couple of weeks ago I thought it would be very cool to have one. Horseradish leaves are apparently also very good so looking forward to exploring.
My biggest purchase was bee pollen. We have been talking about it at school recently so I decided to check it out. It still amazes me though, that having always been interested in food my focus was all in the wrong places, and I still know relatively little about the super foods. I think the price has always put me off, but then the more I learn and the more I understand the sources and benefits, the more I am able to find ways to justify the purchase. Plus what fun would school be if I have already known all that?
Anyway the bee pollen is another SUPER food, one of the most completely nourishing foods found in nature. Pollen is the male seed of flowers, formed at the end of the stamen in the blossom’s heart. According to David Wolfe in his book “Superfoods: The Food and Medicine of the Future”, to gather just one teaspoon of bee pollen, it requires one bee to work eight hours a day for a month! One of the most significant facts about bee pollen is that it is an alkaline and energy-rich source of complete protein. And if none of these make you want to try some – here is one more for you – pollen is actually reported to a potent aphrodisiac. Need I say more?
If you never had pollen it is recommended to start small and slow as it may cause allergies. At the moment I am on few seeds a day with no sides effects so I am hoping…:)