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Hemp Food

For thousands of years the Cannabis plant has been used for culinary purposes throughout the world. Hemp is known as a so-called superfood because of its outstanding nutritional content. The inside of the hemp seed, also known as the hempnut, is rich in both protein and oil.

The protein content of hemp seed is one of the most complete offered from vegetable sources, only exceeded by soy. Although hemp does not have as much protein as soy, the spectrum of amino acids in it makes it a more digestible source of vegetable protein. As well, hemp is not genetically modified, unlike most soy. For these reasons, many vegetarians and vegans choose hemp seeds for their main protein intake.

Hemp seed oil is considered to be the #1 nutritional oil for health, because it has the highest and most complete profile of essential fatty acids. First cold-pressed organic hemp seed oil is Nature's own healthy blend of omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids. It also contains GLA, and is therefore one of only two plants known to contain all three of these vital nutrients. And unlike most flax seed oil, hemp seed oil does not go rancid quickly. Nutritionists recommend that for optimal health, one's intake of Omega 6 to Omega 3 fatty acids should be in a ratio of 3:1 or 4:1. This is approximately the same ratio found in hemp oil, and hemp is one of the only oilseeds that can make this claim. In this sense, hemp is perfectly balanced. Not only is hemp seed oil extremely healthy, it also tastes delicious. When the seed of the hemp plant are cold-pressed, it yields an oil that has a enchanting and remarkable sweet nutty taste that is appreciated by both gourmet and health minded folks alike.

Hemp Marsipan Snacks

This Hemp Marzipan Slice is yet another fabulous healthy mouth-watering snack. Keeping healthy has never been more important, with so many fattening and overindulgent snacks constantly being made to tempt us. With these lovely hemp snacks Marzipan Slice you don’t have to feel guilty or rush down the gym to burn it off again, it is low in saturated fat, rich in Omega 3 & 6, vitamins, minerals, fibre and nutrients. Made with succulent almonds and honey, this hemp snacks slice is far healthier for you than regular types of marzipan.

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Hemp Spaghetti

Get a great addition to your cooking with this Hemp Spaghetti from Hanf-Natur. Made from hemp flour and durum wheat, this spaghetti is naturally rich in unsaturated fats, Omega 3 and 6, fibre, vitamins B and E, as well as minerals and vital nutrients.

This hemp spaghetti makes it wonderfully simple to create healthy, delicious meals every single day. The subtle, nutty flavour of hemp tastes great, especially with fresh vegetables and traditional tomato-based pasta sauces. Why not enjoy this spaghetti with Hemp Oil or our Canyu Hemp Sauce for a gorgeous meal any time.

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Hempseed Oil

Hempseed oil is pressed from the seed of the hemp (cannabis) plant irrespective of the strain of cannabis. Cold pressed, unrefined hemp oil is dark to clear light green in color, with a pleasant nutty flavor. The darker the color, the grassier the flavour.

Refined hempseed oil is clear and colorless, with little flavour and lacks natural vitamins and antioxidants. Refined hempseed oil is primarily used in body care products. Industrial hempseed oil is used in lubricants, paints, inks, fuel, and plastics. Hempseed oil has found some limited use in the production of soaps, shampoos and detergents. The oil is of high nutritional value because its 3:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 essential fatty acids, which matches the balance required by the human body. It has also received attention in recent years as a possible feedstock for the large-scale production of biodiesel. There are a number of organisations that promote the production and use of hempseed oil. 

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