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Think Hemp Seed! For Food - Part Two - October 2018

Part Two

By Klaus Ferlow, Vancouver, BC

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Hempseed is also 31% protein, making it second only to soybeans as a plant protein source. Yet hempseed triumphs again because it contains “edestin” protein, a superior protein to that found in soy. Edestin does not inhibit absorption of protein or any other nutrient. Edestin is also a complete protein because it contains all eight essential amino acids.

The hemp seed has a multitude of uses in food. The meat of the hemp seed is also highly nutritious and versatile for preparing a number of foods. The hempseed oil is very fragile and should be refrigerated in a airtight container to preserve its freshness and nutrient value. The oil is best used raw unheated. Among the foods products from the hempseeds  are health snack bars, cookies, porridge, nut butter, chips, pastas, tortillas, humus, cheese, ice cream, burgers, flour, breads, cereals, pretzels, chocolate and more. Hempseed nuts can be mixed into salads and soups. Hemp oil actually tastes good to most people. It has a nutty taste reminiscent of walnuts and can be added to baked potatoes, salads, soups and other foods.  The oil is ideal for salads, dips, pesto sauces, shakes and smoothies. Hemp oil reaches beyond its usefulness as a food and has soothing, rejuvenating and restorative properties for the skin. For this reason it is ideal for us in body care products such as herbal lotions, creams, lip balms, shampoo, conditioner, soaps and having cream. Other non-food uses for hemp oil include lamp oil, paint, varnishes and lubricant substances. The stalks of the hemp plant produces a strong and durable fibre that has been used successfully for clothing. Its insulation quality helps the wearer of the hemp clothing to stay warm in winter and cool in summer. It also offers UV protection. The fibre has been used in manufacturing twine, cord, textiles, paper, rope, building materials and numerous household goods.

To add to its multitude of uses, hemp is considered to be an environmental friendly crop. It is a natural herbicide that rapidly outgrows competing weeds by smothering them and blocking out the light, and therefore requires no other herbicides and pesticides. It has lower nutrient requirements than most other crops and it thrives in Canada’s cool climate. In fact, the hemp crop cleans the soil and adds nutrients when it is allowed to dry in the fields. The deep roots of the hemp help to prevent erosion of the soil and provide aeration for future crops.

Here is more information about the benefits of Hemp:

Hemp is one of the oldest cultivated plants known to humanity. Is has been used for over 10.000 years and can be used to make more than 10.000 practical products. Facts about hempseed oil:

  • can reduce inflammation
  • reduces the risk of osteoporosis by increasing calcium absorption
  • improves insulin function and T-lymphocyte function for immunity
  • boosts energy by increasing oxygen transport to cells
  • improves vitamin and mineral absorption
  • like other EFAs, is converted in our bodies to hormones known as prostaglandins
  • is a very effective remedy for nausea caused by chemotherapy
  • has a relaxant effect on spastic muscles in those suffering from multiple sclerosis
  • stimulates the growth of hair an nails, while producing healthier, moister skin
  • is the most polyunsaturated vegetable seed oil know in the plant kingdom

Fortunately, in the past decade, hemp for commercial industrial use has been legal in Canada unlike other countries such as USA which still prohibits its cultivation. The benefits of this incredible plant to our health, well-being and to our environment cannot be understated. We may only be chipping away at the tip of the iceberg when it comes to exploring the huge potential of hemp!

DO YOU STILL THINK HEMP IS A USELESS WEED

 

WORDS OF WISDOM

A wise man ought to realize that health is a most valuable possession and learn how to treat his illnesses by his own judgment.
Hippocrates, circa 500 BC

 

This information is offered for its educational value only and should not be used in diagnosis, treatment or prevention of disease, contact your health care practitioner.

References:

  • Hemp for health, Chris Conrad, ISBN 0-89281-539-6
  • Fats that Heal, Fats that Kill, Udo Erasmus, ISBN 0-920-470-38-6
  • The Cultivation of Hemp, Dr. Ivan Bocsa, Michael Karus, ISBN 1-886874-03=4
  • Industrial Hemp, Hemptech, ISBN 1-886874-00-X
  • Hemp Pages, the Hemp Industry Source book,
  • Hemp World & Hemp Journal, ISBN 0-9650779-2-6
  • The Hemp seed cook book, ISBN 0-9642097-1-3
  • Hemp, B.B. Robinson, Senior Agronomist, first print 1943



Klaus FerlowKlaus's Bio: Klaus Ferlow, HMH (Honorary Master Herbalist, Dominion Herbal College, Burnaby, B.C., est. 1926), HA (professional Herbal Advocate Canadian Herbalist's Association B.C., Victoria, is a traditional herbalist, innovator, lecturer, researcher, writer, founder of Ferlow Botanicals, Vancouver, B.C., www.ferlowbotanicals.com now retired and Peter Ferlow is acting President, manufacturing/distributing herbal medicinal and personal care products with no harmful chemical ingredients to holistic practitioners and selected stores in traditional medicine in Canada and parts of USA since 1993, the company was founded in 1975. His educational articles about health, healing, herbs, nutrition have been published in health & women's magazines, newspapers, newsletter in Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa in print and online and on the internet. Klaus founded in 2013 NEEM RESEARCH, Mission,, B.C. to protect and promote the precious healing gift of the Neem tree from India to humanity and with over 23 years experience working with Neem he published in 2016 the book "Neem - Nature's Healing Gift to Humanity", www.neemresearch.ca and is also a co-author of the book "7stepsdentalhealth.com" He is a member of the National Health Federation, Monrovia, Ca., International Herb Association, Jacksonville, Fl, United Plant Savers, Rutland, OH, Neem Foundation, Bombay (Mumbai), India and he can be contacted via neemresearch1@gmail.com - Klaus Ferlow Website - Email


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