Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Uhm. What? Hemp as a health food?


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 ruthiechan

ruthiechan

    Senior Member

  • Inactive 6+ Months
  • 1198 posts

Posted 16 January 2010 - 03:44 PM

I am dubious.

7 Healthy Hemp Foods to Try

"Hemp use dates back to the Stone Age. Imprints of hemp fibers have been found in 10,000-year-old pottery shards in Asia. Clothing, shoes, ropes, paper, and, probably, wallets, were all made from these fibers. Later, in medieval Germany and Italy, hemp was a common ingredient in recipes like pies and soups.

"Although the leaves of the hemp plant can be eaten, the part of the plant best known for nutritional value is the seeds. These small seeds are highly nutritious, containing essential fatty acids, amino acids, and minerals. About a third of the weight of the seed is made up of oil, and most of that oil is the healthy variety: ALA (alpha-linoleic acid, a type of Omega-3 fat) and linoleic acid. These essential fatty acids (EFA's for short) can benefit your health in many ways. Hemp seeds also contain complete, high-quality protein and all eight essential amino acids.

"What about THC?
"Today, hemp is cultivated in almost every part of the world and used in the production of a variety of products, including paper, fabric, food, fuel, and even plastic. Due to legislation intended to prevent the cultivation of cannabis, a subspecies of hemp that contains large amounts (20%-30%) of the psychoactive substance THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), it is illegal to grow hemp in most parts of the United States. But the type of hemp cultivated for consumer products and food contains such a miniscule amount of THC (0.3%) that it produces no intoxicating effect, even in significant quantities. It is legal, however, to import products made from these plants into the U.S.
Besides having an abundance of uses, hemp is also easy on the eco-system. It requires little to no pesticides while cotton, for example, is one of the most heavily-sprayed crops in the world. Hemp also replenishes the soil with nutrients, controls erosion, and produces oxygen. Just as growing hemp is a boon to the environment, eating it is a boon to your health. "
"We must be the change we wish to see." -See Who I Am, Within Temptation

www.ruthiechan.net

#2 Godless

Godless

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 1502 posts
  • LocationSan Antonio

Posted 16 January 2010 - 05:20 PM

Brownies, anyone?

History and future are the comforts of our curiosity but here we are, rooted in the present day.


#3 georgia2

georgia2

    Senior Member

  • Inactive 3+ Months
  • 467 posts

Posted 16 January 2010 - 05:40 PM

:hyper::hyper::.biker:sounds good to me!!!!

#4 pam

pam

    Keep your hands off my gumdrops.

  • Administrators
  • 51315 posts
  • LocationUtah

Posted 16 January 2010 - 07:24 PM

Ruthie are you a member of SparkPeople?

#5 cooldice23

cooldice23

    Junior Member

  • Inactive with Posts
  • Pip
  • 2 posts

Posted 07 September 2010 - 09:08 PM

Actually, hemp is very healthy. You may be confusing marijuana with hemp. Marijuana is the cultivated buds (flowers) of the female cannabis sativa plant (typically even specific genetic strains), very high in THC and THA, among other psychoactive compounds.

Hemp used for health purposes is typically a product of the seeds (which contain negligible levels of any psychoactive compounds, and are practically impossible to get 'high' from). The seeds can produce very healthy oils and flours.

An interesting fact, if you follow health food, is the balance of essential fatty acids (EFAs). If you are taking a flaxseed supplement, you may note that it is recommended to take a break from it occasionally, as the imbalance of omega 3s, 6s, and 9s can cause a buildup in your system. The fact that hempseed oil has a EFA profile that perfectly matches the human body's has led some to believe that it is no accident. ;)

I would encourage anyone who believes that the cannabis sativa plant is strictly for medicine or recreational use / abuse to learn more. Hemp - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia is a great place to start.

#6 gabelpa

gabelpa

    Senior Member

  • Inactive 3+ Years
  • 627 posts

Posted 08 September 2010 - 01:14 AM

Hemp is also a very good fiber for rope and cloth. Durable, and can be quite soft.

#7 Blackmarch

Blackmarch

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 3453 posts

Posted 10 February 2011 - 08:05 AM

I am dubious.

7 Healthy Hemp Foods to Try

"Hemp use dates back to the Stone Age. Imprints of hemp fibers have been found in 10,000-year-old pottery shards in Asia. Clothing, shoes, ropes, paper, and, probably, wallets, were all made from these fibers. Later, in medieval Germany and Italy, hemp was a common ingredient in recipes like pies and soups.

"Although the leaves of the hemp plant can be eaten, the part of the plant best known for nutritional value is the seeds. These small seeds are highly nutritious, containing essential fatty acids, amino acids, and minerals. About a third of the weight of the seed is made up of oil, and most of that oil is the healthy variety: ALA (alpha-linoleic acid, a type of Omega-3 fat) and linoleic acid. These essential fatty acids (EFA's for short) can benefit your health in many ways. Hemp seeds also contain complete, high-quality protein and all eight essential amino acids.

"What about THC?
"Today, hemp is cultivated in almost every part of the world and used in the production of a variety of products, including paper, fabric, food, fuel, and even plastic. Due to legislation intended to prevent the cultivation of cannabis, a subspecies of hemp that contains large amounts (20%-30%) of the psychoactive substance THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), it is illegal to grow hemp in most parts of the United States. But the type of hemp cultivated for consumer products and food contains such a miniscule amount of THC (0.3%) that it produces no intoxicating effect, even in significant quantities. It is legal, however, to import products made from these plants into the U.S.
Besides having an abundance of uses, hemp is also easy on the eco-system. It requires little to no pesticides while cotton, for example, is one of the most heavily-sprayed crops in the world. Hemp also replenishes the soil with nutrients, controls erosion, and produces oxygen. Just as growing hemp is a boon to the environment, eating it is a boon to your health. "

depends on which strain of plant and what part of the plant. I havent looked this up yet but its possible that the seeds contain very little of it, perhaps to the point where its all right to consume without being affected.

There are certainly other plants that have edible parts and parts that are toxic.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

IPB Skin By Virteq