Royal Jelly

Royal jelly is a creamy, white substance secreted from the hypopharyngeal and mandibular glands of young worker bees.  It is used by the worker bees to feed the bee larvae and the queen.  

Physical Properties: 
  • Colour:  Milky white
  • Taste:  -Bitter.
  • Odour: Slightly pungent.
Chemical Properties: 

Royal jelly contains high levels of protein, sugar, minerals, and vitamins (very rich in vitamin B5 – panthotenic acid).  It also contains water.  PH is above 3.6 – 3.8.  

The average composition of royal jelly is as indicated.

  • Water – 66%
  • Protein – 15%
  • Fat – 4%
  • Sugar – 12%
  • Ash minerals – 1%                                        
  • Unknown – 2%