Hemp seed is
unique in the vegetable kingdom. Its profile of proteins and fats are the
most complete and ideal for human nutrition. No other plant source, not even
soybean, compares to Hemp in its range and balance of nutritional benefits,
making Hemp the world’s premier food source. Hemp seeds have fibre, protein
and essential fatty acids (EFAs). You can use the oil for salads and cooking
and the meal to make flour for cookies, pizza, pasta, bread and pastries.
You can even make veggie burgers, buns and cheese all from the Hemp seed!
Serious beer lovers think Hemp based beer and ale tastes great and even just
roasted seeds with salt are a tasty and nutritious alternative to fried
fatty acids are important compounds we must eat because our bodies do not
manufacture them. Hemp is the earth’s best source of EFAs not only because
it has the highest total EFAs of any seed oil (80%) but also because the
ratio of EFAs is considered the optimum balance for human health! EFAs lower
blood pressure, help organ muscles to contract and regulate stomach acid and
EFAs are also necessary for the normal functioning of the
reproductive system, hormone regulation and for breaking up cholesterol
deposits in the arteries. A body deficient in EFAs causes changes in cell
structure that can result in brittle and dull hair, nail problems, dandruff,
allergies and dermatitis. In fact, most diseases associated with aging from
arthritis to liver spots on the skin, are results of EFA deficiencies. Isn’t
it interesting that Hemp seed also served as a primary food source during
times of famine in China, Europe and Australia as recently as World War II?
Hemp is a viable element in the fight against world hunger and is healthy
for us all.
nuts are rapidly gaining popularity, thanks to their versatility and the
absence of shells. They look like sesame seeds and taste like sunflower
seeds. Shelled seeds (hulled seeds) still contain small bits of hull and a
few immature seeds. This unwanted content will be further reduced as larger
seeds and improved technologies are developed.
Hempseeds can be used as snacks (bars and nutballs), for baking (bread,
cakes and cookies), sprinkled on salads or granola and added to soups,
stews, sauces and dips.
Shelled Hemp seeds can easily turn rancid if they are not properly stored.
Keep them dry, cool and away from light. Once opened, they are best kept in
the refrigerator. An opened container of Shelled Hempseeds in the
refrigerator keeps several months.
Shelled Hempseeds are especially delicious when lightly and carefully
roasted in a pan on top of the stove. Careful with the heat: too much will
make the seeds dark and bitter.
butter can be used as a butter substitute on breads, to make dips and
spreads, or to add body to soups and sauces. The ground, shelled seeds (no
oil added) are also quite versatile for cooking.
Use either raw or lightly toasted shelled seed. Grind them in a coffee
grinder or blender. The resulting fat-rich flour needs added oil to make it
spreadable, whereas a Champion juicer produces a nut butter that needs no
oil. Commercially made Hemp butter is also available for purchase.
your nut butter in a closed jar in the refrigerator. Unless routinely left
open on the breakfast table, it will keep for a few months. . . if it lasts
for baking purposes as an alternative wheat free product
as an alternative nut free snack
/ Health Bars
There are various grades of oil available
Organically Grown, Cold-Pressed
Standard Grown, Cold-Pressed
Standard Grown, Chemically Extracted etc.
The different grades are used in different
applications. The Organically Grown, Cold-Pressed oil is used as a
Nutritional oil as it is high in EFA's. This oil is also used as a barrier
and carrier oil and in cosmetic and body products.
The Standard oil, if freshly pressed can
also be used in cosmetics and soaps where the processes used could
compromise the oils properties and the full benefits are therefore not
This oil, when older is also used, amongst
other uses, in the manufacture of resins and coatings.
The potential contribution of the Hemp seed to human nutrition is gaining
wide recognition. Like no other plant resource, the Hemp seed has both a
high content of easily digestible, complete protein and a rich endowment of
oil providing the most favourable ratio of Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs)
required for proper human nutrition. In addition, the Hemp seed provides a
significant contribution of gamma-linolenic acid which has potential
Hemp oil is known as "Nature's Most Perfectly Balanced Oil."
It contains 81% of the hard to find polyunsaturated Essential Fatty Acids
(EFAs). Aside from their unmatched nutritional value, these oils have the
ability to enter directly into the lipid layers of dry skin cells and
replenish the oils missing due to sun exposure, poor nutrition or other
abuse. THE EFAs, vitamins and enzymes are easily absorbed by the skin and
contribute moisturizing qualities to cosmetics and soap. Saturated oils, on
the other hand, only form a temporary barrier on the skin that slows
transpiration from the body but does nothing for the skin cells themselves.
Dermatologists claim that EFAs replenish dry skin, preventing cell loss and
causing younger looking skin. Hemp seed oil has been used to soothe and heal
dry skin and minor burns.
Hemp seed oil
has an exceptional nutty flavour. You can use it on salads, baked potatoes,
or vegetables. Layer it into hummus, marinates, tabouli and many other
to retain the nutritional qualities of the oil, do not cook or heat the oil.
See a few recipes
in our online Hemp Recipe book. (Small, but contains some really
Angling / Fishing
It is well known, that certain
flavourings attract different species of fish. For example, roach respond
well to aniseed, turmeric and Hemp Seed Oil. Carp like a bit of Hemp seed meal
and Hemp oil mixed in with the bait as it clouds the water nicely as it
Industrial grade Hemp oil comes from the same source as does
Hempons' nutriceutical grade oil. It is pressed in exactly the same
manner. The only difference is the age. Once nutriceutical grade is a couple of
weeks old and/or the EFA content has been compromised, it is considered
technical/industrial grade. This oil is best for candle-making, varnishes, paints,
lubricants, inks, lacquer, sealants, etc. Paint and lacquer manufacturers
are especially interested in Hemp oil's ability to act as a good drying
agent. The possibilities seem to be endless when it comes to using Hemp seed
oil as an ingredient in your creations. Experiment and explore! Let us know
what you come up with.
There is increasing
scientific evidence that omega 3 and omega 6 polyunsaturated fatty acids
also play important roles in animals with conditions such as pruritic skin
disease, atopic dermatitis, allergies, degenerative joint disease, neoplasia,
thromboembolic disease and eosinophilic granuloma complex.
is one of the strongest and most durable of all natural textile fibers.
Products made from Hemp will outlast their competition by many years. Not
only is Hemp strong, but it also holds its shape, stretching less than any
other natural fiber. This prevents Hemp
garments from stretching out or becoming distorted with use. Hemp may
be known for its durability, but its comfort and style are second to none.
The more Hemp is used, the softer it gets. Hemp doesn't wear out, it wears
in. Hemp is also naturally resistant to mould and ultraviolet light.
Due to the porous nature of the fibre, Hemp is more
water absorbent and will dye and retain its colour better than any fabric
including cotton. This porous nature allows Hemp to "breathe," so that it
is cool in warm weather. Furthermore, air which is trapped in the fibers
is warmed by the body, making Hemp garments naturally warm in cooler
As a fabric, Hemp provides all the warmth and softness
of a natural textile but with a superior durability seldom found in other
materials. Hemp is extremely versatile and can be used for countless
products such as apparel, accessories, shoes, furniture and home
furnishings. Apparel made from Hemp incorporates all the beneficial
qualities and will likely last longer and withstand harsh conditions. Hemp
blended with other fibers easily incorporates the desirable qualities of
both textiles. The soft elasticity of cotton or the smooth texture of silk
combined with the natural strength of Hemp creates a whole new genre of
The possibilities for Hemp fabrics are immense. It is likely that they
will eventually supersede cotton, linen and polyester in numerous areas.
With so many uses and the potential to be produced cheaply, Hemp textiles
are the wave of the future!
The Hemp stalks are
dried and broken down into two parts: thread-like fibres called the "bast"
and the inside pulp or "hurd." They have some applications in common, yet
each one has its own very individual and distinct applications as well.