Hemp is an incredible plant with interesting uses, as well as a fascinating history.
Did you know until the late 1800s, almost all of the paper in the United States was made from hemp? Even the Declaration of Independence was written on hemp. Henry Ford’s car model was made from hemp and wheat straw 1. As if the plant wasn’t versatile enough, hemp seeds were even used to treat nutritional deficiencies due to its nutritionally dense properties 2. Let’s start with how hemp is a powerhouse of nutrition.
How Nutritious is Hemp? 3
The hemp nut is high in tocopherols and tocotrienols (vitamin E). This means that hemp nuts are a great source of antioxidants, kill free radicals, may reduce the risks of cancer and help protect your cells from damage. Hemp nuts also have a perfect balance of omega 6 and omega 3. Continue reading “Incredible, Edible… Hemp”