Last Updated on 1 year by Max
Hemp here, hemp there, hemp everywhere! Well, except hemp and CBD vape carts per the USPS, but that’s another topic for another day. Hemp is making its way into our lives in every way, down to the kitchen and usual household essentials. I bet there was a time that no one saw this as possible because of the way the government criminalized hemp, but today is a new day and everywhere we look- HEMP.
In a Google search for hemp flour, the description is displayed as:
“Hemp flour is a great gluten-free alternative that is high in fiber, fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. It is made by milling and sieving the hemp seed cakes that are the byproduct of crushing hemp seeds for oil.”
And for those wondering, the description closes with this confirmation: “since hemp flour is a product of hemp seeds, it does not contain any CBD.”
It is said that of all of the flour alternatives out there, hemp flour is the best because it bulks up the dish due to the fiber contained in hemp. Something else that makes this a solid replacement hemp is also rich in protein making hemp flour rich in protein.
Many assume that any kind of cannabis/hemp butter has to be a homemade process, however, we are talking about the many ways hemp has gone mainstream. Hemp butter is now a reality- already made, packaged, and ready to use.
In a google search for hemp butter, one of the descriptions and insights are explained as:
“Hemp Butter is produced from the oil of expeller pressed seeds of the hemp plant. Hemp Butter may be used in body care, soaps, facial creams, lotions and sunscreens to impart moisture, particularly for dry, damaged skin.”
And like the above, hemp seed butter doesn’t result in a high because again, hemp seeds don’t contain cannabinoids.
Hemp is so lovely that the plant can be flour, flower, butter, oil, a snack, and so much more. Today, walk down any grocery store aisle and you’ll find nut and seed based crackers, and many brands incorporating hemp seeds into that.
Many of the blends contain: almonds, flax seed, and hemp seed as the cracker base, making this type of cracker low carb, gluten free, and most times- vegan. And of course because hemp seeds are being used, the benefits of hemp crackers as a snack provide:
“a great protein source and contain high amounts of vitamin E, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron, and zinc.”
Hemp can save the world from the many environmental challenges it faces. Open Access says: “for hemp to be a viable cash crop for our farmers and processors, they need to be empowered to utilise the whole plant.”
The trouble there is, the government won’t remove their grip from the plant and though legal, they still make certain parts of the plant illegal to use/consume. But as we are seeing, hemp will prevail!
Stay tuned for more insight on the ways hemp goes mainstream.