Tidbits: The green color in hemp seed foods comes from chlorophyll, that mysterious healing substance in nature that modern science can't as yet explain.
Of the 3 million plus edible plants that grow on Earth, no other single plant source can compare with the nutritional value of hempseeds. Both the complete protein and the essential oils contained in hempseeds are in ideal ratios for human nutrition. Sixty-five percent of the protein content in hempseed is in the form of globulin edestin, so that it can actually be used by the body in the raw state (unlike that in soybeans, which have to be cooked or sprouted to be edible). (The word edestin comes from the Greek "edestos," meaning edible.)
Hemp seeds contain the highest percentage of Essential Fatty Acids in the entire plant kingdom.
The bent shape of the essential fatty acids keeps them from dissolving into each other. They are slippery and will not clog arteries like the sticky straight-shaped saturated fats and the trans fatty acids in cooking oils and shortenings that are made by subjecting polyunsaturated oils like LA and LNA to high temperatures during the refining process. (LA and LNA are involved in producing life energy from food and the movement of that energy throughout the body.)
LA and LNA possess a slightly negative charge and have a tendency to form very thin surface layers. This property is called surface activity, and it provides the power to carry substances like toxins to the surface of the skin, intestinal tract, kidneys, and lungs where they can be eliminated from the body.
Hemp food is also utterly delicious. If you've never had hemp seed nuts before, you're in for a real treat. Hemp seed nuts combine the best qualities of pine nuts and cashews at a fraction of the price. Our organic hemp foods contain no THC, the psychoactive substance in marijuana (so you won't get high on them).
Hemp is the oldest food known to mankind. Hempseed oil contains 54.4% linolenic acid (Omega-3), 18.3% linoleic acid (Omega-6), 2-5% gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and 1-2% stearidonic acid; and as such is one of only 4 oils to do so: hemp oil is also the most economical of the group.
Essential fatty acids in nutritional oils like hemp oil govern growth, vitality and state of mind. LA and LNA are involved in transferring oxygen from the air in the lungs to every cell in eh body. They play a part in holding oxygen in the cell membrane where it acts as a barrier to invading viruses and bacteria, neither of which thrive in the presence of oxygen.
All our hemp food products are either certified organic or grown without pesticides, herbicides, desiccants or defoliants, and are processed without chemicals of any kind. They are also GMO-free. Chock-full of chlorophyll and teeming with live enzymes, they have a rich and deeply satisfying taste that you'll love. It's the true super-green food for the new millennium.
Not all hemp seeds are created equal! Our hemp foods are made from two varieties of THC-free, certified organic hemp seeds called finola and anka. These particular varieties of hemp contain more than twice the amount of GLA present in other hemp varieties and also contain the lowest saturated fat content of any of them. Finola and anka hemp also have a milder, nuttier, and smoother taste than other varieties (Hemp fact: taste of hemp seeds varies from season to season, depending on the humidity of a particular growing season).
Hemp's ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 fatty acids is about 4:1 which mirrors the primitive diet man evolved on for 2.5 million years. This ratio of fatty acids has been shown to be beneficial for the prevention of heart disease and cancer, especially omega 3 fatty acids.
Hemp contains phyto-sterols (B-sitosterol, stigmasterol, campestrol) in high concentration (one of the highest) which are known to reduce cholesterol. In fact, the US FDA allows the claim that plant sterol and stanol esters reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol levels. Hemp also contains chlorophyll which is anti-carcinogenic. The phyto-sterols have been shown to be anti-carcinogenic as well. Hemp is a source of complete protein offering 17 different amino acids including all of the essential ones.
Our hemp seed nuts are hulled, making them super tasty (the hulls don't taste very good) and THC-free (THC in industrial hemp--infinitesimal to begin with--is found mostly in the hulls). Hemp Seed Nuts can be used in literally any recipe, it's that versatile. Plus it contains about 40% more nutrition than the whole hemp seed nut. In fact, hemp seed is one of the most nutritious plant foods available, with 36% Essential Fatty Acids (the "good" fat), and 31% high-quality protein (second only to soybean), and very high in vitamins!
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Hempseed oil is among the lowest in saturated fats at 8% of total oil volume. Only flax oil has more linolenic acid than hemp oil at 58% , but hempseed oil is the highest in total essential fatty acids at 80% of total oil volume.
The bent shape of the essential fatty acids in hemp oil keeps them from dissolving into each other. They are slippery and will not clog arteries like the sticky straight-shaped saturated fats and the trans fatty acids in cooking oils and shortenings that are made by subjecting polyunsaturated oils like LA and LNA to high temperatures during the refining process.
Our certified organic & raw hemp seed oil is made from finola and anka hemp, which contains up to 5% gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), more than double the amount found in hemp oil made from other varieties of hemp (usually 2% GLA)! The essential fatty acids in hemp oil were used by Dr. Joanna Budwig (nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize every year since 1979) to successfully treat "terminal" cancer patients, as well as those suffering from cardiovascular disease, glandular atrophy, gall stones, kidney degeneration, acne, dry skin, menstrual problems and immune deficiency.
Pioneers in the fields of biochemistry and human nutrition now believe cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and most cancers are really diseases of fatty degeneration caused by the continued over-consumption of saturated fats and refined vegetable oils that turn essential fatty acids into carcinogenic killers. One out of two Americans will die from the effects of CVD. One out of four Americans will die from cancer. Researchers believe cancers erupt when immune system response is weakened. And more Americans are succumbing to immune deficiency diseases than ever before. Promising studies are now under way using the essential oils to support the immune systems of HIV virus patients.
Why do we need Essential Fatty Acids? Processed foods inhibit the body's production of GLA (gamma-linolenic acid: Omega-3 and Omega-6). In order for our bodies to create GLA we must eat foods high in omega-3/6 fatty acids but most people do not get enough of them in their diets.
Lack of proper hormonal regulation (one of the functions of GLA in hempseeds is to properly regulate hormone) can result in improper functioning of blood sugar levels, weight gain, and skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, as well as problematic PMS and menopausal symptoms. Additionally, GLA has been found effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis and active sunovitis, and the GLA and vitamin D content of hemp foods may make them beneficial in preventing and treating osteoporosis. The chlorophyll in hemp seed oil may also be an effective anti-carcinogenic agent.
Hemp oil and infants: EFA's (Essential Fatty Acids) are essential to the development of the pre and postnatal baby. When LA or omega-3 is deficient in a child's diet, growth is slowed, especially in the brain, and skin problems occur, such as eczema and rashes. Colic and diarrhea are also more common.
It is important for couples preparing for pregnancy as well as pregnant and nursing mothers to include fresh and organic hempseed oil in their diets to maintain an adequate dietary intake of EFA's and PUFA's, especially during breast-feeding 70% of brain cells are developed before a child is born. During this period of rapid growth, the fetus is nourished by the mother's stored and continually replenished EFAs in the form of dietary intake of hemp oil.
"The essential oils found in hemp seeds and hemp oil support the immune system and guard against viral and other insults to the immune system. Studies are in progress using the essential oils to support the immune systems of persons with the HIV virus. So far they have been extremely promising.
"What is the richest source of these essential oils? Yes, you guessed it, the seeds of the cannabis hemp plant...The insane prohibitions against the most valuable plant on Earth, cannabis hemp, must yield to public demand...The promise of super health and the possibility of feeding the world is at our fingertips."
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In the old country the peasants ate hemp butter. They were more resistant to diseases than the nobility.
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Hempseed is the highest of any plant in essential fatty acids.
Hempseed oil is among the lowest in saturated fats at 8% of total oil volume. The oil pressed from hempseed contains 55% linolenic acid (LA) and 5% linoleic acid (LNA). Only flax oil has more linolenic acid at 58% , but hempseed oil is the highest in total essential fatty acids at 80% of total oil volume.
These essential fatty acids are responsible for our immune response.
The complete protein in hempseed gives the body all the essential amino acids required to maintain heath, and provides the necessary kinds and amounts of amino acids the body needs to make human serum albumin and serum globulins like the immune enhancing gamma globulin antibodies.
The body's ability to resist and recover form illness depends upon how rapidly it can produce massive amounts of antibodies to fend off the initial attack. If the globulin protein starting material is in short supply, the army of antibodies may be too small to prevent the symptoms of sickness from setting in.
The best way to insure the body has enough amino acid material to make the globulins is to eat foods high in globulin proteins. Hempseed protein is 65% globulin edestin plus quantities of albumin (present in all seeds) so its easily digestible protein is readily available in a form quite similar to that found in blood plasma.
Hempseed was used to treat nutritional deficiencies brought on by tuberculosis, a severe nutrition blocking disease that causes the body to waste away.
The energy of life is in the whole seed. Hempseed foods taste great!
They will insure we get enough essential fatty acids, to build strong bodies and immune systems, and to maintain health and vitality.
The exceptionally high edestin content of hempseed combined with albumin, another globular protein contained in all seeds, means the readily available protein in hempseed contains all the essential amino acids in ideal proportions to assure your body has the necessary building blocks to create proteins like disease-fighting immunoglobulins--antibodies whose job is to ward off infections before the symptoms of sickness set in.
Cannabis seed protein even allows a body with nutrition-blocking tuberculosis, or almost any other nutrition-blocking ailment, to get maximum nourishment.
Even more important for building a strong immune system, hempseeds are the highest source in the plant kingdom of essential fatty acids. These essential oils, linoleic and linolenic acids, are responsible for the luster in your skin, hair, eyes, and even your thought processes. They lubricate (clear) the arteries and are vital to the immune system.
These essential fatty acids were used by Dr. Joanna Budwig (nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize every year since 1979) to successfully treat "terminal" cancer patients, as well as those suffering from cardiovascular disease, glandular atrophy, gall stones, kidney degeneration, acne, dry skin, menstrual problems and immune deficiency.
This, as well as other research, prompted William Eidleman, MD, UCLA, and R. Lee Hamilton, Ed. D., Ph.D. Medical Researcher-Biochemist UCLA Emeritus, to speak out on behalf of "the life-giving values" of cannabis hemp. They state:
Sprouted hempseeds make milk, just as soybeans do. Alan "Birdseed" Brady of Santa Cruz, California and Abba Das of Colorado use this milk to make a delicious and nutritious ice cream in many flavors that actually lowers cholesterol levels.
From the farmers' point of view, hemp is an easy crop to grow and will yield from three to six tons per acre on any land that will grown corn, wheat, or oat. It has a short growing season, so that it can be planted after other crops are in. It can be grown in any state of the union. The long roots penetrate and break the soil to leave it in perfect condition for the next year's crop. The dense shock of leaves, eight to twelve feet above the ground, chokes out weeds. Two successive crops are enough to reclaim land that has been abandoned because of Canadian thistles or quack grass
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