Discover the brands helping you to add more nutrition to your diet.
By now you've probably heard mention of hemp foods, but you might not know what all the fuss is about. Hemp is a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant species, but it isn't to be confused with marijuana. Hemp products only contain trace levels of THC and will therefore not cause a psychoactive effect. This means you can enjoy the nutritional qualities hemp products have to offer, such as being protein-rich and packed with amino acids, without any negative side effects.
So, which hemp brands are being sold in Australia and where can you shop them? We've got the rundown so you can try hemp for yourself.
Hemp Foods Australia is the largest Australian Certified Organic hemp food retailer in the southern hemisphere. The brand offers a range of products you can use to add to your food, such as hemp protein powder, flour and seeds. You can also stock up on a range of hemp snack bars in flavours like Choc-Banana Coconut and Ginger Macadamia with Turmeric. Shop the products from the Hemp Foods Australia site or from Amazon Australia.
Manitoba Harvest stocks a range of hemp-based foods, oils and supplements of the highest quality. The brand is now the world's largest manufacturer of hemp food and is passionate about making products that encourage healthy eating habits. You can pick from a range of Manitoba Harvest hemp hearts, protein powders, granola mixes and seeds at iHerb.
Mayver's is known for its natural nut spreads that come with a variety of different ingredients. One of the flavours you can now get your hands on is Protein Peanut Butter with Hemp Seeds, which contains 32% protein, a complete amino acid profile and omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. The spread is made from pure ingredients and contains no added oil, dairy or sugar, making it friendly for most dietary requirements. You can grab the peanut butter spread from Coles.
Thompson's has a whole range of high-quality hemp food products designed to complement an everyday diet. You can choose from a selection of hemp seeds, hemp seed oil and hemp wholefood powder (the wholefood powder is also available in a chocolate flavouring). You can easily shop the Thompson's hemp range from Chemist Warehouse.
7. Health Lab
Health Lab makes a range of simple products using natural ingredients. The company has two types of hemp energy balls in Peanut Butter Choc and Espresso flavours that you can purchase individually as a pick-me-up snack. Grab the vegan, gluten-free balls to keep away sugar cravings while helping you stay energised. You can purchase the hemp energy balls online at MYER .
Australian-owned company INCA Organics offers a range of natural protein powders. The brand added both Raw Hemp 65 and Hemp + Cacao Protein Superfood Powders to its product line late last year, both of which are 100% organic and vegan. Using single-source, organic Canadian raw hemp seeds and boasting 65g of protein per 100g, the raw hemp powder is definitely worth checking out. You can shop both products from Chemist Warehouse.
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