- What are hemp seed hearts good for?
- How do I use hemp seed hearts?
- How much hemp seed nut should I eat in a day?
- What do you mean when you say that hemp seed hearts are safe for long term consumption?
- Is Your Product Organic?
- How long is the shelf-life of the products?
- Can I freeze your products?
- I am allergic to nuts. Can I eat your hemp seed hearts?
- Can I cook with hemp seed hearts?
- What is the difference between Hemp and Marijuana?
- Will I get 'high' eating your hemp seed hearts?
- Will I fail a urinalysis test if I eat your hemp seed hearts?
- Is your hemp genetically modified to bring down the THC?
Hemp seed hearts have many beneficial and bimolecular properties that promote health and wellness.
The oil from hemp seeds has one of the highest concentrations of polyunsaturated fats and the best balance of the Essential Fatty Acids. The human body requires only two fatty acids, Linoleic acid (omega 6) and alpha linolenic acid (omega 3) and their metabolites gamma-linolenic acid (omega 6) and stearidonic acid (omega 3) in order for life and health. Hemp contains 54.4% linoleic acid, 18.3% linolenic acid, 3-4% gamma-linolenic a Canada Hemp Foods cid and 1-2% stearidonic acid; and as such is only one of only 4 oils to do so and is the most economical one of these oils.
Hemp's ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 fatty acids is about 4:1 which mirrors the primitive diet man evolved on for 2.5 million years. This ratio of fatty acids has been shown to prevent and even reverse Alzheimers disease in animal models and humans (Yehuda et al, Int J Neurosci, vol 3, 141-9, 1996).
The fatty acid gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) is especially beneficial for the elderly who become essential fatty acid deficient as they age. Polyunsaturated fats have been shown to be beneficial for the prevention of heart disease, especially omega 3 fatty acids.
Polyunsaturated fats are good, offering the most double bonds and remain fluid at the lowest temperatures, thereby permitting proper protein (enzyme ) functions necessary for health.
Hemp contains phytosterols (B-sitosterol, stigmasterol, campestrol) in high concentration (one of the highest) which are known to reduce cholesterol. In fact, the US, FDA allows the claim that plant sterol and stanol esters reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol levels.
Hemp contains chlorophyll which is anticarcinogenic. The phytosterols have been shown to be anticarcinogenic as well (Phytosterols as Anticancer Dietary Components, Awad and Fink, Recent Advances in Nutritional Sciences, 2000, pp 2127-2129).
Hemp is a source of complete protein offering 17 different amino acids including all of the essential ones. This protein is relatively high in cysteine and methionine which are two sulfur bearing amino acids that are usually lacking in vegetable proteins.
Suggestions for uses and recipes for the products can be found in the recipes section of our web site and on the quick and easy recipes brochure that is available through our sales office at 1-604-886-3235.
3-5 Tablespoons for an adult. 3-5 Teaspoons for a child.
Hemp seed hearts from Canada Hemp Foods have a 3.75:1 ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acids. This ratio mimics the human body's requirements, delivering the Omega-6 and Omega-3 in optimum proportion. Thus, if you eat hemp seed hearts from Canada Hemp Foods over a long period of time, you won't run the risk of overwhelming your body with either Omega-6 or Omega-3 fatty acids
Our suppliers are certified organic processors (certified by the organic producers of Manitoba, OPAM)
Currently Canada Hemp Foods products are not certified organic. We distribute herbicide/pesticide free products. We plan to introduce a certified organic product line by the Spring of 2007. We have chosen to do this because hemp grows without the use of herbicides and pesticides, so we can offer our customers high quality, chemical free products without the extra cost of certification.
For our customers who prefer and will pay extra for the certified organic label, this choice will soon be offered as well.
Hemp seed hearts have a 10 month shelf-life.
Once opened, it is recommended to eat the product within 8 weeks. You can store the products in the freezer to extend the shelf life.
Do the products need to be kept refrigerated?
For optimum freshness, it is recommended to refrigerate as much as possible. Once the product seal has been broken, the product should be refrigerated.
Yes. Hemp seed hearts from Canada Hemp Foods can be frozen. Freezing the products will extend the shelf life as long as they are in an air-tight container.
Hemp seed hearts is not a ground nut but rather the contents (heart) of the hemp seed. Many people who claim to have allergies to nuts report no reaction to Canada Hemp Foods hemp seed hearts. If you are allergic to nuts, we recommend consulting your physician first.
It is recommended that you use the hemp food products for cold application.
You can cook with hemp seed hearts from Canada Hemp Foods provided that the temperature does not go above 350 degrees F. It is at 350 degrees F the fats are in danger of becoming "trans" and thus unhealthy.
For recipes that require high heat, it is recommended to cook first, then add the hemp foods for the flavour and nutrition after the temperature is down.
Visit our recipes page!
Hemp and Marijuana are both in the Cannabis family, but hemp seed does not contain the psychoactive compound, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), that Marijuana does. Hemp is grown for industrial purposes; food, fiber and fuel. This is why hemp is legal and marijuana is not. It is similiar to the difference in poppies that are grown to make opium narcotic and the poppys that are grown for the poppy seeds that are used in food products like bagels.
No. Eating hemp seed hearts will not get you "high". Hemp seed hearts from Canada Hemp Foods are made with a variety of hemp seed that has undetectable amounts of THC. These special hemp seeds are further cleaned and processed to ensure that all hemp seed hearts from Canada Hemp Foods have 0.00% THC.
No. As stated above, hemp seed hearts from Canada Hemp Foods have 0.00% THC so eating them will not cause a false positive on a urinalysis test. If a customer could eat an entire 16oz bag of Canada Hemp Foods hemp seed hearts in one sitting, he would still pass the urinalysis test. This is true even if the urine sample was given 6 hours after the time of ingestion (the time of highest elimination).
No. The very low THC variety hemp seeds that the company uses have been selectively bred, not genetically modified.
Having been banned throughout many of the "technologically advanced" nations for the last few decades, the opportunity to use hemp in any capacity has been restricted and thus has reduced incentive to genetically modify hemp. To date, the company is unaware of any genetic modification that may have been done to any varieties of hemp. This has far reaching implications if one considers the dangers of cross-pollination with genetically modified crops such as corn, canola, and soy. With genetically modified pollen flying around, any "original source" crop is in danger of having its genetics crossed with GMO pollen.
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