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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Hemp Nutrition – Hemp can’t get you high, but it can get you healthy

Hemp Nutrition is new to Australians, and a study has revealed that 40 percent don’t believe that hemp foods won’t get you high. The common misconception that hemp and marijuana are the same, means that millions are missing out on hemp’s health benefits.

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But nutritionist Zoe Bingley-Pullin is doing her best to raise public awareness about this super food, which has only just become available to Australians.

The law that legalised hemp for human consumption in Australia and New Zealand, came into effect on November 12, 2017. The law allows hemp products with a tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content of 0.5 percent. THC is the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.

Hemp and marijuana are both species of the cannabis sativa plant, but hemp is safe to eat and you can’t get high from it, even if you want to.

However, according to experts such as nutritionist Bingley-Pullin, there are countless reasons why adding hemp to your diet is a wise and healthy choice.

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Hemp Nutrition – Australia is sowing the seeds of hemp and harvesting its edible goodness

The recent legislation of hemp as food in Australia has the nation bursting with interest about the plant, including Hemp Nutrition and the ways in which to consume its nutritious seeds.

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Since the legalisation, which became official on November 12 last year, there has been increased interest in all facets of this budding industry, from hemp growing and production to retailers and consumers.

One farmer from Victoria’s western district, James Hood, recognised the upcoming demand for hemp and did trials of hemp growing on his family’s farm. Following its success, he started his own hemp company, Australian Primary Hemp.

Hood produces hemp seeds that he sells to farmers. He then buys their harvested hemp plants and processes them into food products such as hemp oil or protein powder.

With the legalisation of hemp for human consumption, cafes and restaurants across the country are adding hemp seeds to their recipes, and consumers are eager and interested to give hemp seeds a try.

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Hemp Nutrition – Hemp is the superstar of plant-based diets, the trend for 2018

The health trend for 2018 is shifting to plant-based diets, and what better way to embrace this change than with Hemp Nutrition added to your daily meals.

Plant-based diets benefit cholesterol levels, are better for the heart, and ward off memory loss. There are many health benefits to a meat-free diet, but it’s also wise to look at ways to ensure you’ll be getting the vitamins and nutrients you need.

In place of fish, you can add nuts and seeds to your diet, which also contain the essential fatty acids, omega-3 and omega-6. The human body cannot produce these two essential fatty acids, so it’s important to obtain them from our diet. They are good for the immune systems, brain development, and for the central nervous system.

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Hemp is a great source of the essential fatty acids. The seeds of hemp contain a balanced source of omega-3 and omega-6, and they are high in protein as well, so they are very beneficial for meat-free diets. Hemp seeds also contain several vitamins and minerals such as vitamin E, calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium and potassium.

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Hemp Nutrition – Take a closer look at these highly nutritional super seeds

Hemp seeds for human consumption have been legal in Australia for just over a month, so awareness of Hemp Nutrition is only just beginning.

The fear that hemp seeds could be used as a drug is why they hadn’t been legal up until now, but studies have proven that the only high these little seeds give is nutritional.

Therefore, Australian authorities gave the green light and now hemp seed products are hitting the shelves in shops across Australia.    

Although part of the cannabis family, hemp contains immeasurable amounts of tetrahydrocanninol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient found in drug varieties of cannabis. Hemp has many other uses, such as clothing, paper, and building materials, in additional to being highly nutritious.

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Hemp seeds are an excellent source of protein, containing up to four times more protein than other seeds. 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.

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Hemp Nutrition – Hemp won’t get you high, just healthy

The legalisation of hemp foods in Australia is making many people curious about its benefits, and driving them to learn more about Hemp Nutrition.

Although hemp is related to marijuana, it is a different strain of cannabis with very low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), so you can’t get high from it. Hemp has a long list of uses, but smoking it is not one of them.

Hemp is extremely nutritious, full of vitamins and minerals, and considered one of today’s superfoods. Hemp is an excellent source of healthy fats and one of the best sources of plant-based protein.

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Hemp contains Omega-6 and Omega-3 essential fatty acids, which are important for brain development and immune system function. These need to be ingested, as the body cannot produce them.

A daily intake of 2-4 tablespoons of hemp will provide a nutritional boost that will benefit your overall health. There are many ways to incorporate hemp into your daily diet.

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Hemp Nutrition – The health benefits of hemp are well worth celebrating

Australians are celebrating the fact that they can enjoy the benefits of Hemp Nutrition, now that hemp foods are finally legal for human consumption in their country. November 12th marked the first day that hemp seed is legal to grow in Australia, opening up a world of opportunity.

Hemp seeds contain heaps of nutrients, making them an exceptionally healthy food. They contain the perfect balance of Omega 3, 6 and 9, the essential fatty acids, as well as several vitamins and minerals. They’re also an excellent source of protein, making them an ideal food supplement for those on a vegetarian or vegan diet. Hemp seeds have a smooth texture and a delicious nutty flavour, so people with nut allergies can replace nuts with hemp seeds.

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Because of their highly nutritional nature, hemp seeds are a popular addition to granola bars, salad dressings, breads, flour, and so many other food products. These nutritional gems are perfect for every meal, blended into smoothies, or sprinkled over salads, soups, or your favourite breakfast cereal.

The legalisation of hemp farming will provide farmers with a new crop that will give them a stable financial future. The new hemp industry will also create jobs in many other areas, such as production, processing, marketing and design.

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