Whole Foods celebrated Hemp History during the week June 3-9. Although I am late in joining the celebration, I love hemp products! From personal care products to food, this amazing, environmentally friendly plant has been in use for thousands of years.
Due to weird drug laws, hemp’s use in the US has been limited. Most of the current supply for products comes from Canada. That is changing, as voters recognize the benefits of hemp.
Natural News reports:
The recent passage of Amendment 64 in Colorado, which legalizes the cultivation and recreational use of marijuana throughout the state, is having a major impact on the state’s agricultural sector. But the biggest potential for economic growth may actually come from marijuana’s non-psychoactive cousin hemp, which is right now being planted on U.S. soil for the first time in 60 years, thanks to the initiative’s passage.
Whole Foods sent us several hemp products to try:
Hemp Hearts are packed full of protein with 10 grams of plant-based protein per 30 gram serving size. Hemp Hearts are a great way to get an ideal ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3‘s including the rare EFA known as Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA). Testimonials have shown that GLA alone helps with arthritis, joint mobility, eczema, hormonal balance, migraines, menopause in women, healthy cholesterol & blood pressure levels and even weight management.