[dropcap class=”kp-dropcap”]W[/dropcap]hile the excitement of Hemp History Week begins to wind down this weekend, it’s important to remind cannabis enthusiasts that we don’t have to limit hemp use or consumption to just one week out of the year! It can be enjoyed year-round, especially when considering how many different kinds of hemp-based food products are readily available at local food stores. The benefits of consuming hemp are numerous—it’s rich in protein, polyunsaturated fatty acids, Omega 6, Omega 3 and plenty of fiber. It’s also packed with tons of minerals, and can be consumed in many different forms. Infusing your daily meals with hemp is both easy and delicious! Here are a few ways to do it!
One of the most common form of hemp food can be applied to many meals. They can be eaten raw, roasted, or ground up/blended into cream, hemp cheese, hemp seed butter and many other condiments and sauces as well.
Hemp oil is said to reset the body’s hormonal balance, as well as lower cholesterol, keep blood sugar levels at the correct level, improve immunity and so much more. Luckily, hemp in its oil form is the other most common way to consume hemp, as it can be applied to food at varying stages of preparation. It can be adapted in any recipe and add a bit of health benefits to everything from salad dressing to sautéing vegetables.
If you picture any drink that’s currently on the market, then there’s probably a version of it made with hemp. The options seem endless, as tea, coffee, water, milk and even alcoholic drinks like vodka or beer have been reimagined with hemp in mind.
Following many peoples’ choices to eat a diet that is free of gluten, wheat, grains, etc., many new replacements began to gain popularity in the grocery market. Among these were ingredients like almond flour, tapioca flour and now, hemp flour. It has many of the same properties as traditional flour but with the added hemp properties that make it so popular today.
Hemp Protein Powder
If you’re seeking protein to support your body’s muscle growth, then hemp is one of the best consumable proteins out there. Those who exercise frequently would notice a difference in their workout performance following a serving of hemp protein.