Colorado Springs Pollen Report For July 2, 2019
Pine, Oak, Juniper family/Cedar
Allergy Tip of the Day: Pollen Is Edible
Pollen Forecast: Today looks to be a repeat of yesterday, where late afternoon showers will clean the air.
Did You Know?: Pollen is edible.
Pollen is thought to be highly nutritious for humans as well, and so, along with being taken as a supplement, it is used in all sorts of food products. To collect pollen, beekeepers install pollen traps on their beehives that strip incoming worker bees of their booty. Pollen from various wind pollinated plants, like cattails and pine trees, are also collected for human consumption. For example, a Korean dessert called dasik is made using pine pollen.
Provided by: Asthma & Allergy Associates, P.C. and Research Center, Dr. Daniel Soteres, Dr. Luke Webb