Why does hemp food make for such good eating? According to TestPledge,
Hempseed is one of the most perfect sources for human nutrition in all of nature. In addition to its excellent flavor profile, the seed meat protein supplies all essential amino acids in an easily digestible form and with a high protein efficiency ratio. Hemp oil offers high concentrations of the two essential fatty acids (EFAs) in a perfect ratio of the omega-3/omega-6 acids. This superior nutritional profile makes hemp nut and oil ideal for a wide range of functional food applications and as an effective fatty acid supplement. Not surprisingly, hemp nut and oil are increasingly used in natural food products, such as corn chips, nutrition bars, hummus, nondairy milks, breads and cereals.
In short, hemp foods are tasty and nutritiuous.
Now, when you purchase these products, we recommend that you choose items certified by TestPledge, so you are assured that eating hemp foods won’t cause a confirmed positive test for marijuana. Lord knows you don’t need Big Brother and the odious Bush Brigade breathing down your freethinking neck.
From time to time, we’ll share great dishes you can prepare using hemp seed and oil, and we start with a great recipe for hummus.
This recipe, which is a fave of TKL’s, comes from 1 Percent, which has lots of recipes using hemp food products.
1 can chick peas, drained (keep aside 2 Tbs. juice)
1 1/2 Tbs. Hemp Seed Oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbs. lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend on low, stopping to turn the mixture until smooth. Serve on pita bread. Easy, healthy, and soooo good!