You can read about the ecological benefits of hemp here. Hemp can play a role in an anti-inflammatory diet, since it is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Hemp is a good source of fiber and protein, and it is a very sustainable, versatile crop that can grow in North America without pesticides! It is grown in many countries, including Canada, and is considered a good crop to replace tobacco.
Here are some Hemp Facts website:
- Hemp, more Protein than Meat!!!
* The Declaration of Independence and US Constitution were drafted on hemp paper.
* The first American Flag was made out of hemp.
* George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both grew hemp.
* The finest bible paper remains hemp-based even today.
* The first Levi Jeans were made from hemp.
* The canvas on the covered wagons of American pioneers heading west was made of hemp.
* The rigging sails of every ship that sailed the high seas during the 18th and 19th centuries was made of hemp.
* Hemp was money and was used to pay taxes for over 200 years.
“WHY HEMP YOU ASK?
Hemp can provide a valuable ecological solution to help our civilization transform its economy from relying on non-renewable disappearing resource bases such as petroleum and fossil fuels to a more natural, sustainable economic one, such as plants.
Our reliance on non-renewable fossil fuels releases large amounts of carbon dioxide and other pollutants into the environment, which affects our health, our future and our economy and ultimately the sustainability of our species and others on Earth as seen by the dramatic climatic events seen around the globe.
Switching our reliance to a renewable resource such as plants for energy and other materials will help us come back into balance with nature and reduce pollution.
Hemp offers an opportunity to develop agricultural and processing methods that do not harm the environment as it is biodegradable, natural and it will not end up in our landfills.”
“WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HEMP AND MARIJUANA?
The big difference between hemp and marijuana is the seeds from which it is grown.
Hemp cannot get you “high” as industrial hemp seeds have very minimal THC levels (the psychoactive ingredient), typically less than 0.3%. Canada’s hemp production is regulated by Health Canada through a licensing program where farms that grow hemp are inspected and the crop is tested to ensure the THC levels are below 0.3%.”
This raw hemp milk recipe is perfect alone or with your breakfast cereal. It will keep for 3 days in the refrigerator in a sealed container. Shake well before use.
Parents: This is a very easy way to get a good source of the Omega-6 & Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids for your children’s breakfast. Hempmilk is enjoyed by many.
- 1 cup Shelled Hemp Seeds
- 5-6 cups Water (purified)
- sweetener (organic raw agave nectar, raw honey, stevia or 100% birch tree sugar)
- natural flavoring: organic pure vanilla extract, cinnamon/nutmeg, or a piece of your favorite fruit (dates, banana, peach, etc.)
- pinch of sea salt
Combine the water and the Shelled Hemp Seed in a blender. You can create the desired thickness by using more or less water (from coffee creamer consistency to skim).
Blend on high for 2 -3 minutes, or until creamy and smooth.
Add sweetener/flavoring: Blend again until smooth. You can enjoy it thick or add more filtered water to make it a lighter milk, strain it through cheese cloth/strainer.
Makes: 6-7 cups Prep Time: 2 min
Hemp Health Products:
Note: Caution on Agave nectar as an option ~ Agave nectar is made from the agave plant, which is a cactus. Sound natural, right? Like maple syrup from a tree, or honey from a beehive. Only it isn’t. Agave is HIGHLY processed, and the end product does not even remotely resemble the original agave plant. And agave is approximately 80% fructose (much higher than honey and maple syrup).
“Agave: A Triumph of Marketing over Truth” ~ http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/07/02/agave-a-triumph-of-marketing-over-truth.aspx
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