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Hemp in the kitchen

Hemp belongs to the food category, excelled by unusual high nutrient content which are in highly balanced components and form to be called super foods. Super foods are foods which by consuming small amount bring great health benefits. Hemp is not only a food, it is a renewable vegetable product with versatile applications a so called miracle plant.

By the way, this is not the hemp plant known as Marihuana! Here we are not talking of the little joint in the evening, but of the cannabis sativa so called usable hemp. This is a hemp type with no inebriating component (THC, Tetrahydrocannabinol).  So no one has to be worried to break the law by consuming healthy and tasty hemp products

Miracle Plant hemp

It is interesting to know that in the 18. century in some american states it was illegal to refuse to plant hemp. Even taxes could be paid in hemp. During the 2.WW the farmers and their sons farming hemp where exempted from military service.
Why was hemp so important?

Jack of all trades, hemp

Hemp was used to produce a pain killer. Linen was produced for fabrics and clothes, Ropes and Paper was made. Great artists like Van Gogh or Rembrandt painted on hemp linen. Hemp oil was used in paints and varnish. Hemp also could be transformed into cars and fuel.

hemp conserves the environment and improves soil

Additionally to all these fantastic uses, is hemp a very frugal Plant, thriving on almost any soil and with little firtilization. Hemp is resílient to rot and pest and supresses weeds. Pesticides and herbicides are not necessary in hemp growing and it is supposed to be an improver of soil structure and soil fertility.

Hemp replaces petrolium and protects forests

In short all that is produced from petroleum could be produced by hemp, as well as everything produced from wood cellulose. But some powerful groups wouldn’t like that!

Big corporations had patents registered in the 30s on the production of different plastics made from petroleum and mighty paper magnates calculated with millions in profits by the sale of their own forests.

Hemp as food

The seeds are small hemp nuts and where an important staple food in old civilizations. Scientists discovered, that hemp was grown and used in China, India, Babylonia, Persia, Egypt and the cultures in North- and South America. Certainly they used the plant to produce ropes and clothes, but the hemp seeds where a favourite food. They where eaten pure, ground to flour or pressed to oil and butter.

Of course, these peoples also used the plant for the production of ropes and garments, but it was with particular preference that the hemp seed was used in the diet. The hemp nectars were eaten neat, ground to a high protein flour or processed into oil and butter.

Vitamins in hemp

Hemp nuts contain a great amount of anti oxidants as well vitamins E and B. Hemp is a great source of vitamin B2 (riboflavin). So far meat and milk products where known to be the main B2 source, but hemp contains significantly more B2 than animal products (except if you love to eat liver). Vitamin B2 is important for muscle building, to produce stress hormones, for the thyroid, the eyes and visual acuity as well as skin care. Cracked corners of the mouth, chapped lips, burning eyes and scaly skin on nose, mouth, forehead and ears are possible signs to look for with vitamin B2 deficiencies.

hemp source of protein

The hemp seeds consist of 20 to 24 per cent pure first class protein in the form of all essential amino acids for the body to build its own protein. So hemp is one of the rare plants offering a complete amino acid profile for humans and furthermore have it in spades.

hemp supports the building of muscles

The hemp proteins contains a lot of both sulfuric amino acids Methionin and Cystein. Needed for the detoxification of the cells and production of vital enzymes. Hemp is rich on so called branched-chain amino acids, important for muscle growth and repair.

hemp protein is close to human protein

Almost 60 per cent of the hemp protein consists of Edestin protein, which is easier digestible than soja protein. Most of the rest is Alumin protein. Albumin and Edestin have very similar molecular structure to human protein. Therefore the hemp protein is easily absorbed and can be changed into immunoglobolines that our immune system needs for fighting infections.

hemp presents us with Omega-3-fatty acids

Most people suffer with deficient fatty acid balance. Too much meat and milk consummation (from animals reared on wheat instead of hey and grass) as well as the usage of industrial produced vegetable oil leaves us with too much omega-6 fatty acids and too little omega-3 fatty acids. WHO recommends a 4:1 proportion but normal western diet gives us a proportion between 20:1 and 50:1.

Hemp offers an optimal fatty acid proportion

Such bad proportion of both fatty acids causes, favours and strengthens infectious processes of all kinds. Chronical infections accelerate at best aging, at worst cause further deseases, like arthritis, hart- and circulation problems, chronical neuropathy and much more.

Hemp is the only plant with this optimal omega fatty-acid proportion of 3,75:1 (omega-6 to omega-3) and is therefore the perfect component of an anti-inflammatory diet.

Hemp contain the rare gamma linolenic acid

Hemp is one of the few oil plants containing gamma linolenic acid (GLA) GLA is only found in hemp oil, borage seed oil, evening primrose oil, pomegranate seed oil, oil of the black current and spirulina.

Because of this scarcity  of GLA most humans are lacking in these important fatty acids which have such positive effect on infectious processes ( f.i. neuro-dermatitis, arthritis, diabetic neuropathy and more) as well on a healthy balance of hormones. (f.i. premenstrual syndrome). Plenty of GLA visibly improve the skin and nails and give you fantastic hair.

hemp supports the detoxinfication

GLA activates our metabolism significant. The fatty acid helps to generate energy more effective from the stored fat so speeding up its depletion. GLA has a significant part in the so called natrium-potassium pump an important process of the cellular energy supply system. This natrium-potassium pump supplies the cells with nutrients and removes toxins from the cells. Is this not working properly the cell metabolism is slowing down, so hemp has a significant part in detoxing of the organism.

hemp oil in the kitchen

Only 20 gram of an high-grade hemp oil are enough to cover the daily requirement of essential acids. Hemp oil can be used for steaming and stewing but shouldn’t be used for frying and roasting. Best to add the oil to the already cooked dishes. For uncooked vegetarian food the aromatic oil works perfect. Salad dressings, dips and smoothies are very tasty.

hemp products – how to use them

Hemp protein (2 to 3 tablespoons a day) can be mixed with juice, water or smoothy. People with higher requirements or athletes should double that (athletes take hemp protein 30 minutes before training).

Hemp protein can be mixed into bread recipies – (up to 10 or 20 per cent of the flour) and adds cakes or bread a nutty, tasty flavour.

If you are sick and looking for an effective method to improve your health, enrich your diet with supplements to support your organism in its fight against illness. Choose an organic method for the whole organism. Rid your organism of toxins, strengthen your liver and neutralize your organism. For a better effect drink at least 2 liter of water daily and exercise. Good company and laughing is very effective too.

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