A women’s group in northern New Zealand aims to raise awareness about Hemp Nutrition by growing their own hemp, and they’re getting ready to yield their first crop.
The Koe Koeaa collective planted a trial hemp crop in December. Two of its members, Tut Quaqua Te Paa and Aorangi Logan, are quick to clarify that hemp is the species of cannabis that contains very low amounts of THC, (0.35 per cent), the component that gets you high. In other words, hemp is not a plant worth smoking.
Te Paa stated that they’re growing hemp to inform people about hemp’s nutritional benefits, and to break away from the misconception that it can be used as a recreational drug.
Hemp seeds are an affordable means of adding nutrition to your diet. They are a rich source of omegas and vitamins, and they can be eaten raw or in oil form.
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