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4 Things To Know About Hemp

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If you haven’t heard already, let us be the first to tell you: hemp is a natural “super food” source, and it’s gaining the same kind of popularity that’s being enjoyed by other healthy greens, like kale or quinoa. But hemp is truly in a league of its own thanks to its myriad of benefits, from health advantages to its sustainable properties. So what really makes hemp so special?

Here are 4 things you should know about hemp:

#1 Hemp can be used for almost anything – like, really

The hemp plant is so versatile that you can almost use it for anything, from extracting its oil for medicinal purposes, harvesting its fibre to make household materials, or consuming its seeds for a protein rich food source. No wonder it’s called a “super food”!

#2 The seeds are the most popular part of the plant to eat

Hemp seeds are very useful and they can be eaten raw as a super healthy snack. Go to the supermarket or browse online, you’ll see there are two types of hemp seeds for sale: whole or hulled. Whole hemp seeds are the covered and unskinned seeds, while hulled hemp seeds are the entire hemp seed with the outer shell removed. Our Hemp Harmony Hemp Seeds are hulled hemp seeds, which offers ready-to-eat convenience so you can put them straight into salads, smoothies, bowls, dressings, and many other homemade meals.

#3 They’re natural all-in-one resources for high-level nutrition

What’s amazing about hemp is that the seeds naturally contain high-levels of protein – even higher than chia and flax seeds – making them the perfect plant-based alternative food source for those wanting to cut down on meat consumption. They also have a naturally balanced 1:4 ratio of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids.

#4 Canadian hemp has the best quality

A combination of the hemp strain that is typically used by Canadian producers and the strict regulations enacted by the Canadian government has earned Canada hemp a reputation for being the best quality hemp available in the market. All hemp seeds from Canada, like our Hemp Harmony Hemp Seeds, which basically means that the seeds have not been genetically modified like some other crop plants.

As big believers in natural and healthy living, EastWest Bioscience offers premium quality hemp-based products that help support a naturally-healthy lifestyle. For more information about our hemp seeds, click here or check our hemp seed products available online or in-store.