I am so excited that low THC hemp seed foods have finally been permitted for sale in Australia, so that we can all enjoy the wonderful benefits of these powerful seeds. Hemp is considered one of the most nutritious plants in the world! Yet despite this, over two million Australians are still confused about hemp foods and, as a result, may miss out on the benefits of this superfood. Below are the key benefits to using hemp powder, seeds and oil in your daily life, what they taste like, how to use them, and why they won’t impair your state of mind!
PROTEIN: The seeds are a good source of protein and they contain the essential amino acids our bodies do not produce naturally, thus helping our bodies building and repair muscle and tissue;
ESSENTIAL FATS: Hemp is a plant-based source of essential fatty acids (omega-3 & omega-6) in an ideal ratio. These fats are crucial to support the structure and function of cells. The human body doesn’t produce essential fatty acids, so it’s important that we get them from our diet;
DIETARY FIBRE: A good source which is Important for healthy digestion, supporting gut health and offering steady energy.
Hemp products have a pleasant, mild, nutty flavour that is not overpowering, and lends them to both sweet and savoury dishes.
HOW TO USE
x Sprinkle the seeds on top of salads, stir-fries, soups or smoothies
x Blend hemp protein powder with fruit into a strengthening smoothie
x Stir through the powder or the seeds into porridge or bircher muesli
x Bake with the powder/seeds in muffins, loaves or cookies, or roll them up in bliss balls
x Add the seeds to bean burger patties for added texture
x Mix hemp oil with other ingredients to form a salad dressing or simply drizzle on salads or over steamed veggies (Note, not to be used for heating)
x Soak seeds in water and blend into hemp milk
FINALLY… Whilst yes, hemp is derived from the Cannabis genus of plants, the seeds do not contain enough THC (<.5%) to produce any psychoactive effects! So it’s not going to alter your state of mind in any way.
Thompson’s Hemp Range is now available in Australian pharmacies and health food stores.
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