First things first – hemp is totally legal; and although it is commonly confused with the marijuana plant, they have (very) different uses and purposes. You have most likely heard of hemp, but did you know it is pretty much an underdog when talking of the superfood spectrum. Hemp carries a host of amazing healing properties that supports the immune system and promotes and increases overall health and wellbeing; additionally, it is actually a major economic importance. It grows like a weed but can be used in so many ways including the production of food, textiles, paper, plastic and construction material!
The guys at Australian Primary Hemp have crafted two amazing products using organic and locally sourced hemp from Western Victoria (Australia) to formulate a hemp protein powder and oil.
The powder supplement is high in bioavailable protein that encourages muscle growth, healthy skin and hair and increases energy levels. It’s proven to have the same protein values of lamb or beef so for vegetarians and vegans, hemp is a great source of protein! The protein powder is a hypoallergenic, raw wholefood made solely from the one ingredient being hemp and contains all its nature fibre so once consumed it works as a natural appetite suppressant which will make you feel fuller for longer. The protein can be used for baking, in smoothies (our favourite) or sprinkled over porridge/cereal. Its’ complete amino acid profile will make your tummy love you and also give you energy to last the day, curb sugar cravings and increase the body’s fat burning potential. Winning!
The second product the Australian Primary Hemp team have created is a Cold Pressed Hemp Seed Oil. The oil retains all the rich, nutty flavour, aroma and nutritional value of the source hemp seed which makes it perfect for drizzling over salads, in sauces, dips, shakes and even for skin care.
Check out their website for further information and/or to purchase.