Hemp seeds are a superfood full of protein, omega-3 and beneficial minerals. It is grown organically in Canada and legally imported into the US. Find out more about the benefits of hemp and the many ways you can incorporate it in your diet.
Hemp seeds are a no brainer for people of all food lifestyles. They are especially great for vegans and vegetarians (or anyone) looking for a plant-based source of protein, omega-3 and magnesium. One serving of our raw, cold-processed hemp seeds has a whopping 10g of protein, 3.3g of Omega 3 ALA & SDA, and 50% of the recommended daily value of magnesium.
Hemp seeds have all 10 amino acids, which make then a complete protein. Of course, you can rest easy knowing that our hemp seeds are certified organic, so we never use chemicals to grow or process them. Excited yet? We are too. Getting one serving a day is so simple, and we’re here to give you 5 great ideas for adding 3 spoons a day for your health.
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Governor Jerry Brown Vetoes Hemp Legalization in California
In a veto message, Jerry California Governor Brown said federal law considers industrial hemp to be a regulated, controlled substance, and that failure to obtain a federal permit would subject California farmers to federal prosecution.
“Although I am not signing this measure, I do support a change in federal law,” Brown said in a veto message. “Products made from hemp – clothes, food, and bath products – are legally sold in California every day. It is absurd that hemp is being imported into the state, but our farmers cannot grow it.”
Nutiva CEO John W Roulac commented ” This is a sad day and this veto will only hurt California farmers, workers, and business’s such as Nutiva who want to grow this renewable non-drug crop.”
Nutiva CEO John Roulac took advantage of NYC’s amazing number of excellent and healthy restaurants on his most recent visit to the east coast.
John visited Pure Food & Wine (PFW) and Candle 79 Cafe, both restaurants serve a variety of dish’s using Nutiva Hempseeds. PFW and Candle Cafe offer vegan dishes, while PFW is a 100% raw food. The next time you visit NYC make sure to check out these fine dining establishments.
Pure Food & Wine: http://www.oneluckyduck.com/purefoodandwine/
Candle 79 Cafe: http://www.candle79.com/
As many folks know, the funny weather this year caused most crop plantings in June 2010 to be delayed from 10-30 days in western Canada. Thus our hemp crops are 10+ days late. The good news was that in general the weather in August was for the most part pretty warm with decent rain the provinces of Alberta, SK, and Manitoba. So hemp’s tall branch’s grew fast and seeds are becoming ripe for harvest.
Now we just need some warm conditions to get the last growth spurt, combined with dry weather so the harvesting equipment can get into the fields. And no frost to hurt the crops. May the weather god’s smile on the hemp harvest. And our hard working hemp farmers be rewarded for growing this amazing super food.
Note: many hemp foods sold are not certified-organic.
Did you know that organic hemp farming use rotations with plants to fix nitrogen into the soil ? Much healthier for the soil and all critters that we live with. Most non-organic hemp farmers order their fertilizer from chemical dealers, and when applied into the soil cause runoff in lakes and streams. The gulf of Mexico has a huge dead-zone over 50 miles wide caused by these same non-organic chemical fertilizers. So when choosing hemp foods, look for the USDA Organic Symbol and choose an ethical brand which is focused on organics.
Naturals Moms Podcast Featuring Nutiva CEO John W Roulac. Learn more about why coconut oil fell out of favor, and how people are using coconut oil. Roulac discus’s why hemp is a nutritious seed, and why we need to avoid corn and soy oil for our personal health.
Click HERE to go to the audio
Click here for the Nutiva Coconut Oil portion of the store.
We found this excellent article on Hemp nutrition benefits and nutritional value over at the Nourishing Gourmet.com. Enjoy!
Author Credit: Kim Harris
What do you think of when I say “hemp”? I think of marijuana and hippy homeless young women selling homemade hemp bracelets on the streets. However, hemp is appearing everywhere now in the form of hemp milk, hemp seed, hemp protein powder, etc. I decided it was time to look into the matter and see what all of the hype was about.
(I will do a food tasting review of hemp at the bottom of this page, but in case you can’t wait to find out, hemp seeds taste great-a little like pine nuts).
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