While it had practically disappeared from our countryside, the cultivation of hemp and marijuana has risen from the ashes for about twenty years.
The latter can consume it shelled. Less abundant in fiber, the seeds then contain proportionally more protein and fatty acids. Sweet and crisp, they are a pleasure to accommodate, in a savory or sweet version: they can accompany salads, crunchy vegetables, soups and tabbouleh, but also yoghurts, mueslis and pastries.
A real treasure of nature, the weed seed is protected by a delicate shell which will make your dish crisper.
It provides good fat, thanks to its lipid content which promotes energy storage and regulation and helps us to cope with cold, stress or fatigue.
On the other hand, the cannabis seed, also called weed seed, is endowed with a unique nutritional balance with 32% of carbohydrates, 32% of lipids and 23% of proteins.
It is what superfood stands for like no other because omega-3 and -6 are vital for us. In addition to these fats, which are also known as linolenic acid, cannabis seeds also contain gamma-linolenic acid. In this connection, it has a particularly positive effect on our health, hair, nails, and joints.
Besides, gamma-linolenic acid stimulates the metabolism, which is why hemp is even a small weight loss miracle!
Having a balanced vitamin E level also means improving wound healing and promoting the development of sun protection inside the skin.
We are only talking about commercial or industrial hemp – a plant from the cannabis family, which also includes the Cannabis sativa variety.
You cannot taste it, but these nut fruits provide more vitamin building blocks than some fruits! They are known for their high content of vitamins E and B2, which is why they are used particularly often in vegetarian and vegan cuisine.
Cannabis tops everything – there is no longer a smoothie without this superfood topping, and cannabis seeds are suddenly the healthiest natural product!
No wonder, because the power lies in the seeds! They do not make you high, but they do improve your health and help you lose weight.
Naturally, we fully support and promote the use of all hemp food products. Unfortunately, almost all raw materials to produce them are still being imported, leaving American farmers out of the equation. The 2014 Farm Bill has permitted universities and Departments of Agriculture in states with industrial hemp legislation to work with farmers in an effort to research the production and market development for industrial hemp. However, this legislation has not yet allowed for large-scale production of domestically sourced industrial hemp products of any kind.
We’ve said it before and we’ll keep saying it: ALL American farmers should have the right to grow and profit from industrial hemp. Don’t you agree?
Throughout history, hemp has proven to be a vital resource, especially for new immigrants who colonized North America. It was so essential, in fact, that colonists were required to grow hemp by law. Although hemp was mostly used for fiber production, hemp seeds were an important food source.
Recently, we’ve written about hemp’s industrial applications, especially in comparison to cotton and synthetic materials. Today we’ll shift our attention to hemp’s nutritional attributes and value.
Hemp has the same advantages as other plant-based food sources. Its proteins are easier to digest than animal proteins and, because it requires far less carbon concentration, it’s easier on the environment. Hemp foods are an excellent source of protein for everyone, not just vegetarians and vegans!
Many people call hemp a “superfood,” and for good reason. All hemp foods begin with hemp seeds, which are unique because they contain many of the nutrients needed to maintain a healthy diet. With a nearly perfect balance of omega 3 to omega 6, plus iron, vitamin E, and all of the essential amino acids, hemp seeds are said to be the most nutritionally complete food source in the world.
The seeds may be eaten whole or shelled, raw or toasted, plain or flavored. Seeds can also be pressed for oil, which results in seed cake that can be ground into flour and protein powder. An increasing variety of hemp food products are appearing on store shelves. From seed to oil and cake, it is becoming easy to incorporate hemp into any meal.