Royal Jelly - A Fertility Super Food
What is Royal jelly?
Royal jelly is a thick milky substance that is highly nutritious in nature. It is a protein-rich excretion secreted by the hypophyryngeal glands of worker honey bees. The substance is involved in the development and growth of larva and queen honey bees. That is why it is also called “Bee spit” or “honey bee milk”. It is collected from individual queen bee cells from a honey bee hive. This gelatinous substance is harvested when the larva is about four days old.
Composition of royal jelly
Royal jelly possess
- 60-70% water
- 12-15% proteins
- 10-16% sugar
- 3-6% fat
- 2-3% vitamins, salts, amino acids
However, the composition may vary depending upon the climate. It may contain some amount of polyphenols which are good antioxidants.
It is extracted in raw form from the hives and then processed to make several products. It is widely used in making certain medicines and beauty products.
Health benefits of Royal jelly
It is a superfood containing a range of essential nutrients. Being safe has a lot of health benefits: