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Hemp Protein: Hemp Foods Hemp Protein
 
BACK INSTOCK - Hemp Foods Hemp Protein is grown and manufactured in Australia from Certified Organic Hemp Seeds. Available in TWO sizes, 500g $48.50, or 1kg just $87.50. This high quality protein is made using NO heat or chemicals (some of the Canadian hemp protein uses heat and/ or chemical process), using a complicated mechanical process that ensures you get as much protein as possible in the most natural way. Hemp Foods Hemp protein powder contains all the amino acids and is one of the highest quality, gluten free, vegan, and plant based protein known to man! Don't get ripped off by other brands selling Hemp protein that is really just Hemp flour. Hemp Foods Hemp Protein has a much higher protein content at 50%, compared to Hemp "protein" flour at around 30% to 35% - you get what you pay for with those products. Hemp is allowed to be eaten in the USA and the EU however it is not allowed for sale as a food in Australia or NZ. We insist that you only use this product for external use, or eat it in a country where it is legal. By purchasing this product you agree to these terms.
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USD $30.93 - $55.72 exc. GST
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500g Unflavoured USD $35.57 $34.57
1kg Unflavoured USD $64.08 $62.37
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Are hemp foods legal in New Zealand?

Hemp foods including hemp protein powders are legally ALLOWED TO BE EATEN in NZ, however ARE NOT PERMITTED TO BE SOLD AS A FOOD FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION IN NZ OR AUSTRALIA under laws regulated by FSANZ (Food Standards Australia and New Zealand.) Standard 1.4.4 – Prohibited and Restricted Plants and Fungi in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code) prohibits all species of Cannabis from being added to food or sold as food in Australia and New Zealand. Hemp proteins are legal for sale for Human Consumption in every other country except for Australia and NZ. Selling, though not consuming, hemp foods breaches the Food Act, which is policed by the Ministry for Primary Industries.

HOWEVER- we can sell you Hemp protein products as long as you agree not to eat it and only use it for external purposes or as pet food. Hence, while hemp protein is one of the best protein sources available for humans, all Hemp Protein powders are relabelled in NZ and Australia and are sold for use as body scrubs or use as pet food.

Hemp Foods Hemp protein powder is 49.9% protein, providing 49.9grams of protein per 100grams powder - however it also has 21.5grams of fibre, 11grams of essential fatty acids, 20.5grams of complex carbohydrates, and only 3.5grams sugars.

Hemp food Hemp protein powder contains all the amino acids - this is not the ‘hemp fibre flour’ you may have seen before – this is a super fine grade of super hemp seed nutrition. Hemp protein is an ideal VEGAN and VEGETARIAN protein source and unlike pea protein and whey protein, supports a truly sustainable Australian hemp industry for food, fibre, fuel, paper, building and bioplastics.

Why Hemp Foods Australia Hemp Protein? This hemp protein product that is grown and manufactured in Australia. Unlike the ‘hemp flour’ which some have labeled hemp protein, this is a true protein focused product that is very fine powder and mixes easily.

Is it raw and totally vegan? Yes, our plant based product is made using a mechanical process only. We only produce hemp seed based products in our factory.

Why should I try hemp protein over whey protein? Whey protein is not a natural product, and does not promote a sustainable industry. The benefits of whey protein do not seem to be worth the cons.

Is Hemp Foods hemp a complete protein containing all the amino acids my body needs for a strong muscles and a healthy metabolism?
Yes, and it contains all the essential amino acids in great quantities. An important aspect of hemp seed protein is a high content of arginine (97mg/g protein) and histidine (23 mg/g protein), both of which are important for growth during childhood, and of the sulfur containing amino acids Methionine (20 mg/g protein) and cysteine (16 mg/g protein), which are needed for proper enzyme formation. Hemp protein also contains relatively high levels of the branched-chain amino acids that are important for the metabolism of exercising muscle. Hemp protein contains over 61mg/g of protein of Leucine – higher than cashews or chia seeds.

Are these products 100% THC free?
Hemp Foods products are THC free, but claiming “100%-free” is not strictly possible. Hemp Seeds may be regarded as “THC free” because if there is any THC present the level is so small and so close to zero that it often falls below the level that most scientific instruments can detect. What does this mean for you? Our experience is that in all our processed products, no matter how much you use, it will not result in a positive test for THC. It is certainly impossible to get ‘high’ from eating Hemp Seed products. To give an idea, you would need to eat between 500 and 1000 servings of Hemp seeds in one meal to get close to the level of THC that comes from smoking Cannabis and even then you would not get high because any THC from raw Hemp Seeds is actually the non-psychoactive form – THCa. Cannabinoids like THC are rapidly metabolised and do not build up in the body over time. So even a life-time of eating Hemp Seeds will not eventually result in high THC levels in the body.

Is Hemp Foods Hemp Protein Powder a protein “isolate”?

Strictly speaking a protein ‘isolate’ is something that has been chemically treated to remove the carbohydrate content thus “isolating” the protein component. This is how Soy, Pea, Whey and Rice protein is made. Whole Rice ordinarily contains a very small amount of protein – about 2%. In order to get Rice “Protein” which is around 80% protein they use enzymes to separate the carbohydrate from the protein.

The original intention was not to produce protein but to produce concentrated rice syrup which is basically 100% sugar. You see this sweetener sold in health food shops and it is used in manufacturing various products. The protein is the leftover byproduct. Rather than paying to have it disposed in the garbage marketers were hired to turn it into a new income-generating commodity despite it’s nutritional inadequacies. The problem with that isolate is that it is no longer a ‘whole food’ – food that has had necessary digestive components removed is not necessarily good for you.

It is difficult for your body to digest and may even cause harm. Neither Rice, Soy, Pea or Whey proteins are whole foods – they are all true “isolates” that have had the protein component chemically separated from the remainder of the food. Hemp is different.

In 100g of Hemp Seeds you get approximately:
• 33g of protein
• 50g of oil
• 5g of fibre
• 1g of sugar
The remaining 11g consists of vitamins, minerals and water.

When you press Hemp Seeds to squeeze out the oil it is no different to taking a grape and squeezing it in your finger to remove some of the juice. The shrivelled grape left in your fingers is still a whole food that contains the original vitamins, minerals and enzymes necessary for digestion, only some of the water and sugar is now gone (dribbling down your arm). If you were able to squeeze all 50g of oil out of the 100g of seeds, there would be 50g of dry seed “cake” remaining.

That 50g of seed cake still contains the original 33g of protein along with the original vitamins, minerals and enzymes. 33g in 50g means the seed cake would be 66% protein. There are currently no (natural, non-chemical) seed presses capable of removing 100% of the oil.

After our seeds have had as much oil as possible squeezed out of them the dry cake is sifted to separate a small amount of fibre leaving only the fine powder – that powder is approximately 50% protein – with all the original vitamins, minerals and enzymes still intact along with most of the fibre.

It is a whole food that is easy to digest. Compare that with the other protein powders mentioned above that contain no fibre, no enzymes, little if any vitamins and are high in sodium – it is a recipe for water-retention, bloating and indigestion. Not to mention the allergies that those protein sources are prone to with more than 90% of all the world’s Soy being genetically modified.

Our Certified Organic Hemp Seeds and Protein powder not only contain zero sodium, they are also a good source of potassium which is important for a normal water-balance. You won’t retain water, get bloated or get indigestion and in thousands of years of Hemp consumption, there have never been any reported cases of people being allergic to Hemp.
 

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