The pollen is harvested in May and June. It is placed in large jars and then it is immediately deep-frozen at -30ο C. That way, every single nutrient is preserved. The pollen remains frozen until it is delivered to the customer. Approximately 70% to 80% of Aris’s pollen comes from the rock rose or aládano, the little flower that grows wild all over his olive groves.
Pollen is a rich source of vegetable protein, vitamins, carbohydrates, lipids and minerals, and has been termed a “superfood.” Among its many health benefits, its supporters list the enhancement of the immune system, the reinforcement of the female body during and after menopause, and the strengthening of athletes.
Pollen can be eaten continually, as long as it is kept frozen, for 11 months after it has been harvested. A teaspoon a day, either on its own or mixed in water, orange juice or any other fruit juice is enough for our body to reap all its benefits. In order to allow the pollen to be properly absorbed by our body, we will have to wait 15 minutes before eating anything else.