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bee pollen

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A food supplement which contains 55% carbohydrate by weight, as well as protein, fat, minerals and vitamins. The composition and content of bee pollen reflects the plants the worker bees visited before harvesting. It is claimed to be useful for allergies and anaphylactic shock in those allergic to bees, although, if it contains bee particulates, can itself evoke an anaphylactic reaction. Nearly 200 fungi and 30 bacteria have been isolated from bee pollen. It has been promoted by its advocates to enhance athletic performance and be effective for alcoholism, balding, diabetes, poor vision, memory loss and other conditions.

Ambrosia

(am-brō′zh(e-)ă) [Gr., food of the gods, immortality]
A genus of weeds commonly known as ragweed. Ambrosia species include A. artemisiaefolia and A. trifida (“giant ragweed”) and are a major source of seasonal pollen and allergies in North America. Ambrosia allergens are abbreviated Amb by the World Health Organization.
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Turn hazelnut butter into an ambrosial dip for strawberries and bananas by mixing it well with equal parts cane sugar and cocoa powder, plus a pinch of cayenne.
I'm dying to find out where they source their mangoes from as on each of my three visits, all at different times of the year, the ambrosial dessert has come crowned with perfectly ripened sunshine yellow mango.
While I embrace each autumn with its veritable, ambrosial meat feast, I similarly enjoy complete immersion in the rousing Oktoberfest festivities.
Phillips has an Olympian sense of absurdity, and there's enough ambrosial wit here to seduce most mortals for an afternoon or two on the divan.
The show will follow Vale of Glamorgan garden designer Anthea Guthrie as she wins gold for her Ambrosial Forest.
The garnet yams and rolled oats create a lovely texture and visual appeal in this ambrosial soup.
The Ambrosial Forest - Food for the Gods' this weekend, presents an edible forest garden with a display of unusual and unexpected edible trees and plants that is both attractive and educational.
The ambrosial substance in this report, largely authored
Aukward grace" prompts not crude derision but gay laughter: "Thus the blest Gods the genial day prolong,/In feasts ambrosial, and celestial song" (1.
All of which is to say that while Huang's watercolors attain an ambrosial lightness of spirit by way of lyric nuance, they tend also to be full of macabre meaning.
The ambrosial banquet served to Elizabeth on Sunday, August 17, had on the table 1,000 pieces of glass and silver and no fewer than 300 plates, served by 200 gentlemen.