Edible Hemp is Now legal!
It’s been battled for decades but finally changes in the Food Standards Code mean it’s now legal to purchase edible hemp products in Australia!
What is hemp?
Hemp is a cannabis plant species. Unlike the drug cannabis, hemp has low concentrations, if any, of THC – the psychoactive chemical – which means its effects are minimal. Instead what you have is nutritious hemp seeds, oil, protein powder and flour. The seeds can be enjoyed raw, sprouted, ground as flour or blended to make hemp milk. Along with the protein powder, they’re an easy and nutritious addition sprinkled over your morning muesli, mixed into smoothies, or on yoghurt. Hemp oil is loved for its subtle nutty flavour, particularly drizzled over salads.
You may have seen hemp products in Australia before; however, these were previously not for human consumption but rather for external use only.
Growing hemp has a low environmental impact compared to many other grain and seed crops. Very few producers, if any, use pesticides or synthetic chemicals while the crops also require less water; meaning it’s better for you and the environment.
Being highly nutritious and gluten free makes hemp a great option for those in need of gluten-free alternatives.
Benefits of hemp
Hemp ticks a lot of nutritional boxes, including being packed with essential omega -3 and -6 fatty acids, protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals. It’s also low in sugar, carbohydrates and saturated fat.
Hemp is suitable for vegans and vegetarians, and as mentioned above is free of gluten.
Check out our range of hemp products in your local Flannerys store, including:
- Hemp Foods Australia’s Organic Hulled Hemp Seeds, Organic Hemp Oil and Hemp Protein Powder
- Lariese Purely Organic’s Hemp Seeds, Hemp Protein and Hemp Seed Oil
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