Creamy substance secreted from the bee workers’ hypopharyngeal glands and destined to feed the queen. Its average chemical composition is humidity 65%, proteins 14%, carbohydrates 12%, lipids 5% and minerals 1%. Its bright whitish or light yellow color is an index of its freshness and its appropriateness. Its texture is gelatinous thick but through time it changes to compact. It has a characteristic light intense fragrance and acid flavor, which is due to its low pH (3,5-4,5).
Studies have been conducted on the royal jelly’s influence on rheumatoid arthritis, geriatrics, pediatrics, chronic renal insufficiency, inflammation of the gums, skin diseases, like lupus erythematodes, face blush, moles, hyperkeratosis, as well as neuropsychiatric conditions.