Industrial Hemp Can Help Feed our Nation
The Nutritional Benefits of Industrial Hemp :
Hemp foods contain 35% carbohydrates, 30% fat, 35% fiber, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, D, and in particular vitamin E, and only 8% saturated fat, or less.
Hemp's nutrients are the most important things we can get in our diets, and we Americans are not getting enough. As of now, 90% of Americans do not get enough EFAs into their diet. This is critical because a deficiency in EFAs will result in changes in cell structure (cancer), brittle and dull hair and nails, plus dandruff, allergies and possibly dermatitis.
Hemp foods and oils are a rich source of complete protein and essential fatty acids.
Hemp food products range from cereals and pastas to frozen waffles with new foods being developed constantly. The fresh leaves can also be eaten in salads.
Hemp seeds can be eaten raw, ground into a meal or flour, sprouted, made into hemp milk, as a protein powder, prepared as tea, made into hempnut butter, and used in baking. Pet and livestock foods can also be made from hemp.
Hemp foods could help reverse Americans' negative eating habits Serving Sizes
and make us healthier. Hemp could help us maintain our cholesterol levels while we continue to eat large amounts of animal products. We need EFAs to break down the cholesterol we ingest, so we don't get strokes and heart attacks.