Today Tonight Adelaide recently posted this YouTube video of the current situation within Australia where hemp seeds, hemp oil and hemp protein and being considered as a mainstream human food.
Hemp seeds, hemp protein and hemp oil and currently sold throughout health food stores and supermarkets world-wide. In Australia, FSANZ considers hemp seeds safe for human consumption. FSANZ also suggests that by the end of 2012 the decision to allow hemp as a food will be finalised by the Ministerial COAG committee.
Hemp seeds maybe used to produce non-dairy milk, vegan protein supplements and other healthy foods. The reason hemp is being used as a food is because of it’s outstanding nutritional value. Hemp seeds are:
- High (>40%) in high quality digestible protein. This protein contains all amino acids include Leucine in good quantities.
- A balanced source of omega-3, omega-6 and omeg-9 Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs). These essential fatty acids have been clinically proven around the world to be useful for most skin problems (dry skin, psoriasis, eczema etc.), joint problems, and even in the brain development of young children and are seen as an excellent addition to the diet for pregnant mums as well as children.
With the recent television media reporting hemp seeds and the potential uses of this plant that contains none of the drug ingredient of it’s cousin (THC) we expect to see hemp seed growing in the Australia mainstream soon.
Industrial hemp is a crop grown legally throughout Australia with a Government license. Hemp fibre maybe used as a source for bio-plastics, fuel, textiles and clothing and paper as well as the hemp seed being a superfood source of high quality nutrition. Hemp seeds and hemp oil are also well used for bodycare and skincare production.
Watch the short Today Tonight segment here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KdGZRla0_4
Learn more about hemp foods in Australia here: www.hempfoods.com.au