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bee pollen

Fringe nutrition
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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El desarrollo de la cria de un insecto ambrosial depende del almacenamiento de hongos simbiontes en las micangias y de su crecimiento en el sistema de galerias, asegurando alimento para la progenie (Francke-Grosmann 1967; Kuhnholz et al.
Indeed, even films that do not directly address such issues as imperialist war, international terrorism, or the federal encroachment on civil liberties may still serve a political purpose--that is, the social reality they present can act as an ambrosial reassurance that the dominant social order is indeed the right one.
Mughlai food is famous for its exquisite presentation, ambrosial and delectable taste, The special menu, priced affordably from AED 40, includes shorbas, kebabs, curries, pulaos, and desserts.
For instance: "At Muskrat Terrace, you'll awaken to the celestial sounds of the ambrosial med cart with the rapturously broken wheel flapping blissfully down the ravishing tile hallway in the gloriously institutional light.
But, sir, you will see that it is not an unjust tribute when I tell you that such a pronouncement in favour of Home Rule as you have made, tastes ambrosial to all lovers of Erin, especially so since none of the other journals in our midst seem to believe that her woes need amelioration.
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.
I was delighted to read what you said--the praise was ambrosial and the critique luminous--and I would doubtless have answered you on the instant but was lost in work, and if I don't answer a good letter at once, it always seems as if months go by--I want to go back to a moment when I can respond appropriately and the moments don't arrive," Mailer responded.
Genevieve, Hemingway's old wine store where "legendary nectars and ambrosial flasks slumbered.
For "personal qualities," Susan highlights the poet's kindness to others via the "treasures of fruit and flowers and ambrosial dishes for the sick and well," sent from "unselfish consideration"; she underscores Dickinson's "gentlewoman's grace and courtesy"; she emphasizes her purity in the image of the "conservatory, into which, as into the heavenly Paradise, entered nothing that could defile, and which was ever abloom in frost or sunshine, so well she knew her chemistries.