Hemp Nutrition – Still illegal for Idaho farmers to grow hemp

The value of Hemp Nutrition is just one of the thousands of reasons why farmers would want to grow hemp, but in Idaho, growing hemp is not an option.

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Farmer Tim Cornie from Magic Valley, Idaho, traveled to Alberta, Canada, to meet with Canadian hemp farmers and researchers. He wanted to learn about this miracle crop that has been grown in Canada since the 1990’s.

Cornie discovered that it would be very reasonable to grow hemp in Idaho, and that it could give the state’s agricultural economy a good boost.

Cornie and his cousin, Kurt Mason, own an organic and non-GMO food company in Magic Valley. As farmers, they are keen to grow hemp for its nutritional value, and sell the hulled hemp seed as food.

Hemp has joined the league of superfoods for good reason! Hemp seeds offer a rich source of digestible protein and the essential fatty acids necessary for good health. They’re nutrient dense, rich in vitamin E, magnesium, calcium , iron and potassium. They’re also GMO free, gluten free, and 100% THC free. (That’s right, eating hemp seeds won’t get you high.)

Unfortunately for Cornie and cousin Mason, Idaho is one of three U.S. states that have yet to legalise the crop, but 2020 could be the year that changes this.

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Hemp as Medicine – Thailand opens first medicinal cannabis health clinic

Thailand has a long tradition with Hemp as Medicine. The first health clinic in Thailand to focus entirely on cannabis has opened its doors in Bangkok this week.

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The opening of the clinic reflects the Thai government’s goal of establishing a medicinal cannabis industry. To help launch the clinic, patients can obtain free treatment for the first two weeks of opening. Over two thousand patients have already signed up at the clinic for the next few months.

Cannabis has been a part of traditional medicine in Thailand for years. In 2017, to help increase the country’s agricultural economy, the Thai government legalised marijuana for medicinal use.

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Hemp as Medicine – Hemp conference draws advocates of the crop’s many uses

In Tahlequah, Oklahoma, a group of advocates gathered to discuss Hemp as Medicine, its ability to detoxify soil, and its many other uses.  About 100 hundred participants from across the U.S. attended the Native Health Matters event, on November 9th.

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Native Health Matters is a non-profit organization that focuses on sustainability for health, education, agricultural and financial independence for Native American communities, minorities and people young and old.

NHM President J.R. Claphan has experienced the medicinal benefits of hemp first hand. Following four knee surgeries, Claphan suffered from severe pain. He was on prescription opiates until he discovered the healing properties of CBD. He is now an ardent advocate for hemp as medicine.

Another topic discussed at the conference was the use of hemp to detoxify soil. Hemp has the ability to absorb pollutants and replenish contaminated land.

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Hemp Nutrition – How hemp seeds got their superfood status

To learn how to fuel your body with Hemp Nutrition, nutritionist Ammi Midstokke explains the benefits of hemp seeds.

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Often referred to as hemp seed hearts, seeds of the hemp plant are loaded with protein, Vitamin E, zinc and phytonutrients. They are also a balanced source of Omega-6 and Omega-3 essential fatty acids, which are important for brain development, immune system function and blood pressure regulation.

There are many ways to add hemp seed hearts to your diet. You can sprinkle them on your salads or breakfast cereals, or add them to your favourite smoothie. Using them in baking is another way to gain the health benefits of this superfood.

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Hemp as Medicine – Nevada farmers trade alfalfa for hemp

The discovery of Hemp as Medicine and the recent legalization in the U.S. has many farmers turning to this new cash crop.

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Harris Farms, in Pahrump, Nevada, traded alfalfa for hemp three years ago, and now they’re cashing in on the new trend of medicinal hemp.

For years, alfalfa was their staple crop but it was somewhat challenging to grow. They began growing hemp in 2017 and haven’t looked back. Hemp has proven to be fruitful and much easier to grow. By the end of this year, their initial ten acres will have bloomed into sixty-five acres. Hemp has a quick growth turnaround of only 120 days.

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Hemp Nutrition – High on health with hemp

Hemp can’t get you high but Hemp Nutrition can get you healthy. Being loaded with protein, vitamins and essential nutrients, hemp is an important superfood.

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There’s a lot of hype these days about hemp, it’s relation to marijuana and CBD, but hemp as food is being overlooked.

Second only to flax, hemp is one of the best sources of Omega-6 and Omega-3 essential fatty acids. These are important for brain development, immune system function and blood pressure regulation. As American diets are generally higher in Omega-6’s than Omega-3’s, it’s important to note that hemp offers a balance of the two. It also contains GLA (gamma-linolenic acid).

Hemp Seed Hearts (hulled hemp seeds) are about 31 percent digestible pure protein, rich in vitamin E, magnesium, phosphorus and iron. American diets often lack magnesium, which helps regulate blood sugar, nerve function and heart rhythm.

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Hemp Nutrition – Perfect protein for vegan diets

If you’re looking for protein but you don’t want dairy in your diet, Hemp Nutrition is the way to go. Hemp is the perfect protein alternative to yogurt, cottage cheese, or whey protein.

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Hemp is not only high in protein, it’s also high in vitamin E, iron, magnesium, and other nutrients. Hemp seed hearts contain Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids, which are important for brain development, immune system function and blood pressure regulation.

Even if you already have a favourite smoothie, (mine’s blueberry banana with hemp protein and peanut butter and I’m drinking one as I write), why not try something new? There are so many smoothie recipes to choose from, but you can simply click here to discover 17 new ones that are easy to make and sure to please!

Hemp as Medicine – CBD craze gives industry boost

Although hemp is known for its many uses, from building materials to clothing, it’s Hemp Medicine that is giving the industry a leg up these days.

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CBD-infused products have become wildly popular all across the U.S. Products such as lotions, tinctures and bath bombs can be found in supermarkets and gas stations. People are seeking the pain relief and anxiety suppressant benefits that CBD is renowned for.

Hemp and marijuana are both cannabis sativa plants and contain Cannabidiol (CBD). But hemp contains no more than 0.3 percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the element that gives the marijuana high.

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Hemp Nutrition – Student unlocking the potential of hemp in Australian agriculture

Hemp Nutrition and its use in soil management has caught the interest of University of Melbourne student Michael Halverson. He sees hemp’s potential in sustainable farming and wants to make cannabis research his main focus next year.

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Halverson hopes his research will help dissolve the misconception of hemp so that its value can be fully utilized in Australian agriculture.

He has a keen interest in the nutritional benefits of hemp. Hemp is high in protein and is also a balanced source of Omega-6 and Omega-3 essential fatty acids.

Halverson is hoping to help farmers realize the potential of hemp in their crop rotation.

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Hemp Health Benefits – Making better use of hemp

Canadians could be getting much more out of Hemp Health Benefits if the government improved the efficiency of growing regulations.

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Ted Haney, executive director for the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance, says the legalization of marijuana last year has given hemp growers a boost, but regulations remain challenging.

According to Haney, obtaining a growing license from Health Canada is inefficient and arduous. Farmers need to work together and get assistance from organizations just to be able to begin.

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