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Monday, March 17, 2008

Is Hemp the super seed?

I came across this topic when I was reading through a store circular. There was a section which stated the following:

"Hemp- The super seed "

"Hemp is one of the most sustainable and nutritious crops on the planet. Similar to a sesame seed in size, and nutty in flavor, hemp seeds are a hot new food trend found in everything from waffles and cereals, to protein powders and now even hemp milk. This super seed is one of the plant kingdom’s most complete sources of digestible protein, with all 10 essential amino acids. Hemp seed also contains a balanced source of Omega- 3 & 6 essential fatty acids with GLA, live enzymes, vitamins, minerals and an excellent source of fiber.
An 8 oz glass of Living Harvest Hemp milk includes 700 mg of Omega- 3 essential fatty acids; all 10 essential amino acids; GLA, vitamins A, B12, D and folic acid; naturally occurring minerals like magnesium, iron, potassium and phosphorus, as well as 40% of recommended daily calcium”.

This caught my eye because I am always looking to learn about new foods that can enhance my vegan lifestyle. It further caught my interest when I learned it is a member of the cannabis family wondering is it the same thing and how could that possibly be safe/ legal if it was. Here are a few web sites that I found helpful in learning about Hemp. One of them I will note next to it is a site for Living Harvest products. If you look on the lower left side you can click on a web address to see a broadcast about Hemp seed and products on the Channel 11 News.

(The above site is the one with the Channel 11 news story)

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Geraldine said...

I think hemp is one of the most amazing plants. It's unfortunate that it's potential is not being utilized to the fullest so far and that so much mis-information still abounds about this super plant. I am looking forward to trying a hemp yarn to knit or crochet with, in the near future.

Gnewvegan said...

I hope one day you can knit with hemp yarn. I agree with you about this plant not being utilized to it's fullest potential related to mis-information. When I first read it came from the cannabis family I was hesitant but then after I read some information I knew this was fine to consume.. And it is tasty..