Hemp Nutrition – Hemp seed foods finally legal in New Zealand

New Zealanders will finally be able to enjoy the benefits of Hemp Nutrition. As of November 12, hemp seed for human consumption will be legal to buy and sell in NZ.

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Food Safety Minister Damien O’Connor was pleased to announce the upcoming law change, saying that it will be a major boost for the economy and hemp industry nationwide. It will benefit employment and generate export profits.

The hemp industry is celebrating the news. After years of spreading the word about hemp-based foods and the revenue they can bring, hemp advocates finally have success.

But the economy is not the only thing to receive a boost. Hemp seeds offer a health boost that New Zealanders finally have access to.

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Hemp Nutrition – Let’s give a shout-out to hemp!

The recent legalisation of Marijuana in Canada is drawing global attention, making it the perfect time to give a shout-out to its versatile cousin and the benefits of Hemp Nutrition.

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There has long been a misunderstanding about marijuana and hemp. The plants look identical, so people assume they are the same. However, they are two different strains of the cannabis sativa plant, and they are in fact very different.

Hemp, which has been legal to grow in Canada since 1998, is a versatile, multi-purpose crop and its also sustainable. It can be grown without herbicides or pesticides, and it requires very little water to grow.

Hemp is an excellent plant-based protein source, and contains a balanced source of Omega-6 and Omega-3 essential fatty acids. Hemp foods are growing in popularity worldwide, as word spreads about its nutritional benefits.

Hemp is most commonly eaten in its raw hulled seed form, and can easily be added to your daily diet.

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Hemp Nutrition – Brisbane pizzeria offers customers with superfood option

A pizza restaurant in Brisbane is serving up a healthy crust of Hemp Nutrition.

Pizza Commune has created a new pizza base with the superfood ingredient, hemp, so customers can enjoy a nutritional boost with their pizza meal.

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Hemp is deemed a superfood because its seeds are nutrient dense. They are a balanced source of Omega-6 and Omega-3 essential fatty acids. They’re also high in protein and loaded with vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, calcium, iron, and vitamin E.

Hemp as food has been legal in Australia since November 2017, and restaurants have been launching hemp food options since then. However, Pizza Commune claims to be the first in Australia to offer a superfood crust.

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Hemp Nutrition – The 3 super seed musketeers

Loaded with Hemp Nutrition, hemp seeds are one of the three seeds deemed a “superfood,” alongside flax and chia. These seeds offer nutritional benefits that should be part of your daily diet, and can be added to breakfast smoothies, yogurt, oatmeal, or salads.

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These super seeds are loaded with fibre, protein, antioxidants and the omega-3s. Omegas are important for brain development, immune system function and blood pressure regulation.

Hemp, flax and chia seeds each have their own unique qualities, so it’s beneficial to make all three of them a part of your diet.

Hemp seeds, (or Hemp Seed Hearts), have a nutty, buttery flavour and soft texture. They’re high in protein and a good source of vitamin E, magnesium, iron and potassium. They are also a balanced source of Omega-6 and Omega-3 essential fatty acids.

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Hemp Nutrition – Protein cookies waiting out law changes

Multisport champion and nutritionist, Emily Miazga, has embraced Hemp Nutrition with the creation of her wholesome hemp protein cookies.

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Miazga is originally from Saskatchewan, Canada, but has made New Zealand her home. Her company, Em’s Power Cookies, is located on the south island.

Miazga aims to sell her products in both Australia and New Zealand. However, while hemp foods are now legal in Australia, New Zealand still needs to change its legislation to allow hemp for human consumption. This law change is expected to happen before the end of the year.

With a Master of Science in dietetics and nutrition, it’s no wonder Miazga is promoting hemp and all its nutritional benefits.

Hemp is high in protein and fibre, and it’s loaded with vitamins and minerals. Hemp is also 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. 

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Hemp Nutrition – Hemp can help the millions of malnourished children in India

In India, millions of children are suffering from malnutrition, but an MBA graduate from Anantapur believes Hemp Nutrition can help solve the problem.

A Bangalore hemp company, NemHempCo, wants to produce nutritious food products from hemp seeds, to provide nourishment to the suffering children. The owner of the company, Harsha Vardhan Reddy, has requested permission from the Excise Commissioner.

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Hemp seeds have several health benefits. They’re high in protein and they contain amino acids which are essential for a child’s health and development. They’re also loaded with minerals and nutrients such as sodium, iron, zinc and potassium.

Vardhan hopes the government will agree to dispense the hemp foods to the masses of malnourished children across the country.

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Hemp Nutrition – NZ government wants to make hemp foods legal

New Zealanders are not yet able to reap the benefits of Hemp Nutrition, but their government is working towards changing that.

The NZ government now recognises the nutritional benefits of hemp – it’s loaded with nutrients, high in dietary fibre, and contains the essential fatty acids – and wants to amend the hemp laws to make it legal for human consumption.

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Although it is presently legal to grow hemp for industrial purposes and for the production of hemp oil, hemp food products are still illegal. This is due to hemp’s close resemblance to marijuana.

Hemp and marijuana are both cannabis, but they are different strains and very different plants.

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Hemp Nutrition – Hemp milk hits the supermarket shelves in Australia

Australians can now enjoy Hemp Nutrition in bottles of milk – Hemp milk, that is. The non-dairy product is a blend of hemp seeds, salt, filtered water and date paste, and it’s highly nutritious.

The release of Hemp milk into the Australian market follows the Food Standards Australia New Zealand’s decision in November 2017, to legalise hemp for human consumption.

Hemp seeds are loaded with vitamins and minerals, and they contain the two essential fatty acids that the human body cannot produce, omega-3 and omega-6.

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Hemp is not to be confused with marijuana, which has a THC, (the psychoactive ingredient), level of 10-20 percent, whereas industrial hemp contains less than 0.3 percent. So you can’t get high from hemp.

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Hemp Nutrition – The hype about edible hemp, Australia’s new superfood

Now that Australia has legalised hemp for human consumption, news is spreading about Hemp Nutrition and its many health benefits.

It’s important to know the difference between hemp and marijuana. Although they are related, they are very different plants. Hemp is not for smoking, it’s for sprinkling on salads and blending into smoothies, and it won’t get you high.

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Hemp has almost no THC, (tetrahydrocannabinol, the primary psychoactive ingredient). Instead, it’s loaded with omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids. It’s also high in protein and full of vitamins and minerals.

Hemp seeds have earned their “superfood” status.

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Hemp Nutrition – Two Tasmanian entrepreneurs harvest first hemp crop

Two young Tasmanian friends and now business partners, were inspired by Hemp Nutrition and its sustainability, and are now about to harvest their first crop.

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Nathan NcNiece and Tim Crow were both interested in finding nutrient-dense foods that are plant-based and kind to the environment. Through their research they discovered hemp, and learned that hemp seeds are high in protein and one of the most nutritious foods on the planet.

In 2015 they were already making plans to start a hemp food business. They were talking to farmers and putting the wheels in motion, but they needed to wait for the hemp laws to change in Australia.

Last November, the regulations for hemp changed to allow hemp to be grown and sold for human consumption. This was the green light they’d been waiting for.

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