Organic Cold-Pressed Hemp Oil
Our delicious organic hemp oil is cold-pressed and unrefined. Just like hemp seed, the oil contains the ideal 3:1 omega-6 to omega-3 ratio. Unlike flax, hemp has valuable Super Omega-3 (SDA) and Super Omega-6 (GLA), which can help the body metabolize fat.
Use hemp oil in smoothies, salads, vegetables and pasta dishes. To conserve the essential fatty acids, we suggest you use it raw or gently heated. You'll find delicious recipes and tips in the Nutiva Kitchen.
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Cultivated for thousands of years throughout Asia and the Middle East before finally making its way to Europe and then the Americas, hemp is an extremely versatile and hardy plant. Its many uses include food products, textiles, building materials, bio-plastics, auto parts and more. Hemp is not to be confused with marijuana. Although the two plants are related, hemp products contain only trace levels of THC (less than 10ppm) and will not cause a psychoactive effect. It was once widely grown in the United States for its fiber. In fact, one of our founding fathers, George Washington, was a hemp farmer!
Rich in protein, omega-fatty acids and fiber, hemp has a nutty-tasting seed with a wide variety of uses. Hemp is loaded with all 20 amino acids (including the 9 essential). This densely nutritious food is an excellent addition to the diet of anyone looking for plant-based protein, and is preferred by many vegetarians and vegans. The protein found in hemp seed is very digestible, making it a great choice for sensitive diets.
We have a variety of hemp products to help you add this amazing superfood to your diet. Hempseed is great for sprinkling over yogurt or salads, adding to shakes, or including in baked or sautéed dishes, while hemp oil can be used raw or in low heat cooking. Our variety of hemp protein powders make nutrient-rich shakes and smoothies.
The seed we use comes from certified organic and non-GMO hemp that is grown on farms in Canada. Hemp is the world's most sustainable plant as it is easily cultivated and grown in a variety of areas, does not deplete the soil and requires less water than other crops. We'd love to support U.S. farmers, but it is currently not legal to grow it in this country! If you're interested in learning more about the legal issues surrounding hemp, visit: Vote Hemp or The Hemp Industries Association.
All of our hemp products are gently processed to protect the vital nutrients and maintain high quality and great taste.
OUR HEMP PRODUCTS ARE:
Certified organic and non-GMO
Made from raw hemp seed
Always chemical free