Can hemp be used as food?
Historically, hemp has been used as a source of fibre and oil. In medieval Germany and Italy, hemp was a common ingredient in recipes like pies and soups. Hemp is currently used in other countries, including in Europe, Canada and the United States, in a range of foods including health bars, salad oils, non-soy tofu, non-dairy cheeses, and as an additive to baked goods. It can also be used as the whole seed, raw or roasted.
Why does it belong to “healthy lifestyle” products?
If expressed in familiar Health Star Rating, hemp products are champions. Both hemp flour and hemp protein powder score 5 stars out of 5, while hemp oil and hemp seeds boast 4 stars.
No wonder! Hemp seeds contain more polyunsaturated fatty acids than any other food and are the only food to contain Omega 3 and 6 in just the right amounts humans need. Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are important for energy production, healthy skin, mental health and immune function. Just one tablespoon of Hemp seeds contains over 7,000mg of EFAs. Hemp is also a great way to get premium quality gluten-free Protein into your diet. It has a complete Amino Acid Profile and is the only plant to make protein from Edestin, a highly digestible and optimum form of protein. Hemp is naturally low in Carbohydrates, contains 15 times as much fat-fighting Conjugated Linoleic Acid as fish oil and is a great source of cholesterol-fighting Phytosterols. It also contains Antioxidants, B Vitamins including Folate, Minerals including Calcium, Magnesium, Iron and Zinc and is the only known plant food source of Vitamin D3.
What’s the range of products SOLOS GROW SHOP offers?
You’ll find a wide range of hemp seeds derived products in our shop: various raw hulled hemp seeds, excellent hemp seed oils, a range of high content hemp protein products, hemp flour, etc. All our hemp products are vegan and gluten free.
How are these products usually used?
If used in Australia, it’s only the topical use the products are sold for. Hemp oil is an excellent moisturiser and is a perfect massage base oil. Hemp seeds are used in body scrubs and creams.
For countries where legislation allows hemp-based products to be sold as food the use of hemp products is virtually unlimited. Hemp oil tastes great is salads dressings and sauces. It can be drizzled over meals to get your daily essentials. The seeds are great to eat as they are, sprinkled on hot cereal, yogurt or salads, added to shakes & smoothies, or added to breads, pancakes, granola bars and other baked desserts. Because they are packed with protein, hemp seeds are ideal for people following a paleo diet or trying to reduce their carb intake. Gluten free hemp flour is great in baked good. Hemp protein powder is ideal for smoothies and instant breakfast porridge.