Committed to NZ Grown - OM Hemp Seeds can be added to almost every meal as a high protein/omega superfood. Add to smoothies, muesli, on toast, in salads, or even as a garnish over dinner.
Organic Mechanic has grown hemp for the last two seasons, and this plant of so many uses has always been close to our hearts.
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We have long been fans of hemp and all of it's uses - one of which, as a staple healthy and nutritious food source (for animals).
With healthy fats such as natures unique balance of omega 3, 6 and 9, hemp seeds are great for nourishing the wellbeing and vitality of the skin, hair, eyes, heart and brain.
Hemp seeds are also a great protein source, as more than 25 percent of their total calories are from high-quality non-bloating and dairy free protein.
25% is considerably more than similar foods like chia seeds and flaxseeds, which provide about 16–18 percent.
The hemp plant, Cannabis sativa - comes from the same species as cannabis (marijuana), however, hemp seeds contain little-to-no trace amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the compound which causes the relaxing effects of recreational and sacramental smoking of the herb.
As a protein source, hemp seeds are also infinitely more sustainable than whey protein, which is often filled with various chemicals, hormones, and even genetically modified material.
Hemp grows to full maturity in 3-4 months, with 1 acre creating around 3 tonnes of high protein hemp seed which can be used for food, oil, and biodiesel fuel.
Despite being obviously nutritious for both humans and animals, as well as being good for the planet, hemp seeds still have to be sold as animal feed due to ridiculous hemp laws in New Zealand and Australia.
We can change these laws simply by buying and supporting Hemp in NZ.
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For more information, check out www.hempforvictory.co.nz