Hemp is what they call the varieties of Cannabis that have barely or no measurable levels of the psychoactive compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). There are few plants such as hemp that have so many practical uses. Its bark fibers can be processed for paper and textile. Some manufacturers in the automobile and construction industries have been using this fiber in composite materials. The whole plant can also be fermented and turned into a kind of biofuel informally known as “hempoline”.
Hempseeds are the real highlight as it can be used to make several health food products. The seeds can be cooked and eaten whole. It can also be processed into milk much like soy milk. Edible oil rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids is derived from these seeds through cold-press techniques. The press cake that results from this process is then milled and ground into protein powder.
Read on and learn more about the health benefits of organic hemp protein powder and why the Superhuman Food Pyramid strongly recommends you add this source of protein in your diet. Continue reading