Hemp Products & Protein Powders
Below you can find our selection of hemp products. With a range of hemp products including protein, oils and seeds, we have the healthiest and tastiest products for those looking for hemp food products.
What Is Hemp?
Hemp is a plant of the family Cannabaceae. It is a stout, erect annual herb that has cane like stalks that are hollow. It is often confused with the cannabis plant. It is normally grown in temperate areas, and can grow up to 5 metres tall.
What Is Hemp Used For?
You may not know but hemp has been grown as a domestic plant for thousands of years. Very quickly is was realised hemp was extremely versatile and had a range of uses.
The fibre of the plant is very strong and durable, and is used in rope and fabric making including twine, yarn, rop, cable, and string. It can also be processed to create canvas or a fabric similar to linen which is used in clothes making.
The seeds are used as an edible food source and contain about 30% oil content. Consumption by humans include hemp seeds or hemp seeds, processed to make hemp protein powder and hemp seed oil. The hemp seed oil can also be used in making skin care products such as soaps and essential oils. Hemp seed milk has also been used as an alternative to animal milk.
The Difference Between Hemp & Marijuana
Commonly hemp has been confused with marijuana. Both hemp and marijuana are both broad classifications of the the species Cannabis. Hemp is a variety or varieties of Cannabis that contain 0.3% or less THC content.
Marijuana is the variety or varieties of Cannabis that contain more than 0.3% THC by dry weight, and therefore can induce a psychotropic or psychoactive effects to humans.
Hemp Recipes & How To Add To Food
As hemp is relatively new as a food source in Australia, many chefs and every days health enthusiasts are continuing to come up with new recipes and new ways to use hemp in dishes and foods. In fact, hemp as a food source only became legal in Australian in 2017. you can read about it here.
There are are some really cool recipes and ideas and you can read about some of the great hemp recipes here.
We are always experimenting at home with our recipes. Some of the ways we use hemp protein powder everyday is protein balls, adding it to smoothies, adding it to warm dishes such as curries and salads and protein bars.
In fact my kids even like to add a teaspoon or two on top of their peanut butter toast. It's even got to the point where if I don't add it, they will start whinging and ask where it is.
What Are The Health Benefits?
Scientists believe that hemp protein has the optimum balance of Omega-3 to Omega-6 amino acids. The ratio of between 2:1 and 3:1 is considered the optimum range for human health, along with the 9 essential amino acids.
With also around 25% protein, hemp is in the same league as soybeans and quinoa. Some of the health benefits are considered to be an anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, boosts the immune system, boost heart health, and improve skin. You can read about the specifics and the studies involved in this article.
Where Can I Buy Hemp Protein Powder?
Of course, you can purchase hemp powder here on our site. We have a number of different brands. Other than that, you can buy hemp protein in health foods stores in your local area.
How Is Hemp Protein Powder Made?
Hemp protein powder is made by processing hemp seed meal that has had the oil removed. Normally the oil is removed using a cold press, and then the powder that remains is milled into powder.
Does Hemp Protein Powder Contain THC?
In Australia, for the powder to be legal to sell, it must contain less than o.3% THC, which is classed as non psychoactive THC.