Hemp Explained

What is hemp?

The cannabis family has two major lineages. On one side there is “marijuana” or “ganja” and the other is “hemp” or “industrial hemp”. The only difference is the quantity of THC, the molecule that is known for getting you ‘high’. 

Why is it referred to as the ‘miracle crop’?

Hemp literally has hundreds of potential uses. Food, fibre, fuel, fabrics, furniture, medicine, building materials, paper and bioplastics can all be made from one plant - hemp!

While doing all this Hemp removes more CO2 from the air than trees do and is pest, weed and drought resistant. Unlike corn, cotton, soy, wheat and rice, hemp uses a lot less water, pesticides or herbicides. Hemp also yields food that is more nutritious than all these others combined.

What are the nutritional benefits of hemp?

Hemp seeds have been consumed as a staple food all over the world for thousands of years. They are considered the “perfect food”, making them a great staple to your diet.

Hemp seeds are an important dietary component because they contain an abundance of essential nutrients in the form of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids and full-spectrum protein. Hemp seeds are:

  • Balanced- on their own they provide much of what your body needs without over-supplying some nutrients while causing a deficiency in others.
  • Digestible- they don’t require cooking, soaking or crushing, your body can easily take what it needs and eliminate what it doesn’t.
  • Safe- unlike many foods we consume daily, Hemp seeds do not burden your body with toxins, allergens, GMO’s or undigested waste materials.
  • Sustainable- you don’t have to kill anything, poison the planet, exploit the ocean or risk anyone’s safety to obtain Hemp Seeds; they grow just about anywhere in the world, and that same crop that grows our hemp seeds may also be used to build your home, make bioplastics or be turned into the clothes you wear.

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