Answers to Hemp Food & Product Questions
DO YOUR PRODUCTS CONTAIN CBD, THC OR OTHER CANNABINOIDS?
Hempy's Heart Hemp Seed food products do NOT contain CBD, THC or other cannabinoids. Hempy's Heart Hemp Seed foods come from only the hemp grain.
CBD, THC and other cannabinoids are concentrated in the flower produced by female plants grown in greenhouse conditions. While also a noble endeavor and a beneficial element of this generous plant, this process is vastly different than the direct-seed method used on production farms across Kansas for hemp grain production.
Hemp grain production is much more like a traditional agricultural crop than you might think. Like wheat, corn, soybeans, sorghum and other crops commonly grown in Kansas, industrial hemp grown for grain is seeded directly in the ground in early spring and harvested with a combine in late summer or early fall.
WHAT ARE THE NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS OF HEMP GRAINS?
The nutritional benefits of eating hemp grains are many! Packed full of protein, fiber, omegas and other nutrients, hemp grains are the latest, greatest superfood!
Hempy's Heart Hemp Seed Oil is high in healthy fats, protein, magnesium, vitamin E, calcium, iron, zinc and other minerals. Gluten-free and low in carbohydrates, Hemp Seed Oil contains no cholesterol or saturated fats.
WHY WAS HEMP MADE ILLEGAL IN THE UNITED STATES?
Industrial hemp was a victim of the war on drugs in America. The Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 originally made it much harder to cultivate and the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 classified it as a schedule 1 drug, in the same class as heroine and cocaine.
As hemp reemerges in America it is being reintroduced in our diets, homes, landscapes, farms and many places in between. It is an exciting time to be a hemp enthusiast and your contribution to this momentum is important.
Read more about Hempy's thoughts on the war against drugs and misinformation campaigns that criminalized hemp to the detriment of people and the planet at this guest blog.