What are bee larvae:
Bee goes through four stages that take up to 21 days Before becoming an adult insect. These stages include the fertilized egg, the larva, the pupa and finally the adult insect stage.
In addition to the six famous fabulous bee products, bee larvae are of great value for nutrition and apitherapy owing to its high content of protein, vitamins and minerals.
Bee larvae are distinguished by their sweet taste and pleasant smell. Many peoples, such as those live in India, Nepal and Africa have accustomed eating larvae as food to compensate protein insufficiency. The big African bee could produce five times the amount of protein found in animals’ meat. On top of that larvae are characterized by containing large amounts of vitamin D.
The larvae were collected while they were eggs before the soul beat in them.
The nutritional value of bee larvae
The mixture of bee honey with bee larvae powder is a great supporter of health and vitality,
because of what it is characterized by high nutritional value provided by its nutritional
formula, the following is what is contained in 100 gm of bee larvae:
The protein is 45.7 g and most of the proteins in larvae are 5.2 g of essential amino acids which are important for health such as:
arginine which is important for the growth of children, and proline 1.3 g for regenerating collagen, healing of the skin and the lining of the digestive system.
Tyrosine is a component of the neurotransmitters, including those related to memory and mood.
And aspartic, which helps antioxidants.
Glutamic amounts 0.8 gm which is important for the nervous system and brain,
Contains 24.98 g of fat including 4.4 g of them from monounsaturated fatty acids such as omega-3 which amounts 3.6 g, and poly and saturated fats which amounts 5.5 g in total fat content.
It contains a lot of important minerals such as (5.5 mg of iron – 55.4 mg of Calcium – 1.32 mg of phosphorous – 1.35 g of potassium) also contains
Manganese, Zinc, Sodium, Magnesium, Copper
It contains antioxidants such as flavonoids, vitamin C, and vitamin E
Also contains Vitamin B2 Niacin
Carbohydrates 14.3 gm, including fiber 2.74 g
Health benefits of bee larvae powder
The people feed with it enjoy the vitality and longevity of youth
Increase muscular consumption of blood glucose, so it is useful for athletes.
Nourishes the body with nutritious minerals such as iron to nourish the blood,
calcium and phosphorous for bone nourishment.
It contains hormonelike compounds that strengthen male reproductive health
It has activity in inhibiting the formation of genetic mutations.
It stimulates the combustion of brown and white fats stored in the tissues, giving the body
energy and helping losing weight and reducing liver and blood fats.
Activate the body’s enzymes of metabolic processes because they contain niacin (vitamin B3), So it improves health of patients with type 2 diabetes and obesity.
Compensate patients who are prohibited from eating animal meat as it contains good amount of proteins.
They are close to meat but contains more healthy proteins that are low in fat and easier to be metabolized and detoxified by the kidneys.
Contains nutrients needed to strengthen memory, such as glutamic acid and tyrosine.
It contains antioxidant compounds such as flavonoids, vitamin C and vitamin E, all of them protect the body from harmful effects of oxidative free radicals.
Activates the body’s immunity.
It contains compounds that have antiviral power.
It has a blood thinning effect that prevents the occurrence of clots common in the elders in particular.
Regenerating collagen of the joints and skin to heal and rejuvenate the lining of digestive system.