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iHerb Customer
Nov 23, 2017
Product does taste good but what is the 2g sugar source? thank you.
iHerb Customer
Nov 29, 2017
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Bee pollen contains roughly 25% carbohydrates. This would equate to about 8 grams of carbohydrates per tablespoon. In these carbohydrates, from 10 to 15 percent is natural sugars, including fructose, glucose, pentose, raffinose, stachyose and sucrose. So, if 15% of the carbs are sugars, then on average you'd have about 1.2 grams of natural sugars per tablespoon. These are essentially the same simple natural sugars that are found in honey, and which exist in easily digested chains and bonds. Many are converted to a predigested form by the enzymatic action of the bee's salivary glands. What this means is the the sugars are burned very well by the human body. (and less likely to be stored as fat like refined sugars) Google found this source
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iHerb Customer
Dec 2, 2017
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There are natural sugars in bee pollen. It is not added to it.
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iHerb Customer
Dec 2, 2017
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Chemical Composition of Bee Pollen 30 percent digestible carbohydrates 26 percent sugars (mainly fructose and glucose) 23 percent protein (including 10 percent of essential amino acids) 5 percent lipids (including essential fatty acids) 2 percent phenolic compounds (including flavonoids) 1.6 percent minerals (including calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, potassium, iron, copper, zinc, manganese, silicon and selenium) 0.6 percent water-soluble vitamins and acids (including B1, B2, B6 and C) 0.1 percent fat-soluble vitamins (including vitamins A, E and D)
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