Last Updated on 6 meses by Lindsey Holthaus
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Imagine accepting an invite to a hemp themed summertime gathering, one we all know and love, a classic, a barbeque/ cookout. When you get there, the offerings are: hemp burgers, hemp beer, and hemp water. This doesn’t have to be imaginary, this can happen in reality.
Hemp has gone mainstream. Just about everything we see can have a hemp option and food and beverage is one of the industries creating classics from hemp; and I mean with more than gummies and edibles. In this one, I talk about hemp going mainstream with burgers, beer, and water.
Hemp based food is the new healthcare. Harvard Health states:
“CBD has been touted for a wide variety of health issues, but the strongest scientific evidence is for its effectiveness in treating some of the cruelest childhood epilepsy syndromes, such as Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), which typically don’t respond to antiseizure medications. In numerous studies, CBD was able to reduce the number of seizures, and, in some cases, stop them altogether.”
All good in my book because vegan everything always is. To have a plant based hemp burger is the ultimate nutrition. Many hemp burgers are made using non GMO ingredients, soy free, no sugar added, and packed with more than just protein, but vitamins and minerals as well.
Many are made with a bean base so, black beans and/or lentils, seeds, and herbs; and these all have powerful healing benefits like:
- Black beans are antioxidants
- Lentils are loaded with fiber
- Seeds are a great source of vitamins
- Herbs help fight inflammation
Powerful ingredients like that paired with hemp do a body good.
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Like hemp burgers, hemp beer isn’t made solely from the plant. Hemp beer is like traditional beer, and infused with the hemp plants terpenes. But unlike traditional beer, hemp beer doesn’t contain alcohol. This is great for those that want the benefits of hemp terpenes with no buzz.
Hemp terpenes have a bunch of benefits like:
- Anti-cancer properties
- Anti-inflammatory properties
- Anti-fungal properties
- Anti-viral properties
Hemp beer isn’t new. The Bluntness reports:
“Every beer on the market today contains “hops,” a.k.a. the Humulus lupulus plant – a sister plant to cannabis. Since the 9th century, brewers have used hops to enhance the flavor of their beers. Hops are responsible for the fruity, floral, bitter, and/or citrusy flavors and scents that are found in the different flavors of beer.”
Hemp water is gaining popularity because it’s an easy way to consume hemp. The one thing we need everyday is water and so hemp infused means H20 and the power of hemp in one can/bottle. Like hemp beer, hemp water is made using the extracted terpenes and cannabinoids of the hemp plant.
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This summer can be loaded with layers of selfcare. A hemp themed cookout could sound like healing. Picture it; a plant based cookout, surrounded by family and friends, where everything being fed to the body is actually benefiting the body.
Would you host a hemp themed cookout?
Learn more about the ways hemp is going mainstream by checking out the Hemp Goes Mainstream column on the Plain Jane blog.