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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Hemp Seed and Essential Fatty Acids

The oil contained in hemp seed is 75-80% polyunsaturated fatty acids (the good fats) and only 9-11% of the less desired saturated fatty acids. Hemp seed oil is reputed to be the most unsaturated oil derived from the plant kingdom. The essential fatty acids contained in hemp seed oil are required in our diet more than any other vitamin, yet our bodies do not naturally produce them. They must be obtained from external…

Hemp, go ahead and call it a comeback!

“Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth and protection of the country,” wrote Thomas Jefferson. That was more than two centuries ago. Back then, hemp was used to make paper, sails, rope and textiles. Indeed, the crop was so essential that early American colonists were virtually required to grow it.   CAN HEMP FARMING MAKE A COMEBACK? The incentives for reviving hemp are considerable. Americans spend $580 million a year annually on hemp-based…

The Power of Hemp Seed

Hemp seeds are the seeds of the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. They are from the same species as cannabis (marijuana). However, hemp seeds contain only trace amounts of THC, the compound that causes the drug-like effects of marijuana. Hemp seeds are exceptionally nutritious and rich in healthy fats, protein and various minerals. Here are a few health benefits of hemp seeds…   1. HEMP SEEDS ARE INCREDIBLY NUTRITIOUS Technically a nut, hemp seeds…