Passion, Knowledge and a special touch from the Chef
for an every day nutritious food from the nutritious
GMOs! No Refined Sugar! No Hydrogenated Oils!
No Artificial Colors or Flavors!
what it doesn't have. Now Read what it does Have!
value of Hemp
has to have value, or we don't make it.
I don't make anything I don't like.
Hemp has value as a food, and we want to get it into
quote from Ruth Shamai, founder and owner of Ruth's
1990 Ruth started an environmental mail order company
from her home outside of Toronto, Canada, that eventually
included hemp clothing. When she learned about the nutritional
powers of the amazing hemp seed, she knew she had found
her calling. She joined the lobby to legalize hemp in
Canada and realized that goal in 1998. At that point,
she saw the opportunity to bring together her personal
passion for health food with a way to make a living
by making truly nutritious and fabulous food.
has been legal to grow in Canada since April, 1998 when
Health Canada amended the Controlled Drugs and Substances
Act. All that is required is obtaining a license from
is not marijuana! Hemp is not psychoactive. The psychoactive
element of marijuana, THC, exists in hemp, but in amounts
so small as to be insignificant. Marijuana contains
about 60 times more THC than hemp. Ruthís hemp
is tested in the field, and her hemp seed, oil, hemp
nut and hemp meal are required to have less than 10
ppm THC, but in actual fact, NO THC can be detected
in her products. As a matter of fact consuming Ruthís
hemp products will not make you fail a urine test.
General Uses of Hemp
is an amazing plant. In addition to nutritional value,
hemp has some amazing qualities that make it adaptive
to multiple manufacturing applications. The stalk of
the plant has long fibers on the outside, and short
fibers on the inside. The solid long fibers are used
for textiles, high quality acid free paper, and clothing,
whereas the short fibers are used in newsprint paper,
concrete (the roman aqueducts made out of hemp concrete
are still standing) and can also be found in high end
luxury car manufacturing for insulation, brake lining,
and other building materials.
Food is always made from the seed. All you ever eat
is the seed. Hemp is a protein complete with essential
fatty acids and the very important trace minerals. It's
a complete protein, and doesn't need to be augmented
with other foods, as it has all the building blocks
of foods. The seed itself is 1/3 protein, with 5 grams
of protein in one tablespoon of shelled hempseed, and
it's rich with Omega 3,6, and 9.
the Hemp Seed
The inside of the hemp seed, also known as the hemp
nut, is rich in both protein and oil. And the oil is
one of the richest sources of essential fatty acids
(EFAs). Essential Fatty Acids ensure healthy and fluid
cell membranes. Hemp is a great source of protein. It
has almost as much protein as whole (or fermented) soybeans.
That means more than virtually any other protein source,
including fish, beef, eggs, chicken or tofu. And although
hemp doesn't have quite as much protein as whole soy,
the percentage of Essential Amino Acids, is higher in
hemp than soy. Also, hemp is not genetically modified,
unlike most soy.
Most hemp oil contains about 56% Omega 6 or Linoleic
Acid (LA), 20% Omega 3 or Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA):
almost a 3:1 ratio of Omega 6:3. As well, hemp oil contains
about 3% gamma linolenic acid (GLA), a rare fatty acid
found primarily in evening primrose and borage.
Certified Organic Hemp Oil contains a 2:1 ratio of Omega
6:3, i.e., less Omega 6, more Omega 3 (as well as the
GLA). This is important since North American diets have
an overabundance of Omega 6, but need more Omega 3.
Hemp oil is the only food oil that contains Omega 6,
3 and GLA.
you Hemp Deficient?
Why is all that important? The symptoms of an Omega
3 deficiency include dry and/or scaly skin, weak immune
system, poor motor co-ordination, high blood pressure
and low metabolic rate. Omega 6 fatty acids (notably
linoleic and gamma-linolenic) have been the source of
many studies. They have been used to treat and prevent
many disease states such as eczema, rheumatoid arthritis,
hypertension, circulatory problems, and PMS.
New Ingredient ! Read about the addition of MACA to
Hemp Bars MACA is a root vegetable from Peru. Grown
high up in the Andes, it is eaten like potatoes. People
from Peru have been taking it for hormonal balance-
a natural Viagra for years.
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Hemp Food Products.