I’m finally giving away a bag of certified organic raw Australian hemp seeds from Hemp Foods Australia. I haven’t had a whole lot of experience with hemp products since they are few and far between and “not classified for human consumption” in Australia, but I’ve had a few samples of the seeds and protein powder before, and these seeds, hands down, are the freshest darn things I’ve ever got my filthy hippie mitts on.
For those not yet in-the-know, edible hemp is not of the same variety as the drug cannabis seed. Full of omega-3 oil goodness, plenty of vitamin B, C, and E, magnesium, iron, friendly vegan proteins, and the anti-inflammatory properties that come with GLA (gamma linolenic acid) and with no risk of getting high (which may or may not be a plus depending on your personal proclivities) since it’s from a different plant, you’ll want to be nomming on these… but you can’t in Australia! Government says no. So technically these seeds are for informational purposes or pet food only… which is hilarious for several reasons, including this:
Hemp seeds are often found in breakfast cereals and snack bars overseas. But what can you do at home with hemp seeds? Well, I think the flavour is somewhere between pine nuts and sunflower seeds. Here’s a few very basic ideas… (for informational purposes or pet food only…)
Vegan ice cream!
Chuck ‘em in smoothies!
Sprinkle them on soups and salads and consume with Hello Kitty cutlery!
Hemp Foods Australia also sells hemp oil, protein, information and recipe books, farm tours (want!), and some Versativa snack bar products. Subscribe to their blog if you’re after some incredible recipe ideas, or download their free 130 page eBook… STUFF! Love it.
If you’d like some magical raw fresh seeds from founder Paul Benhaim at Hemp Foods Australia please drop a comment with a nifty hemp seed recipe idea: the most creative idea gets a pack of raw hemp seeds! (It doesn’t have to be a complete recipe.) (For informational purposes or pet food only…) Comment here!
(Soz, Aussie residents only this time… but I’ve got a gluten-free baking cookbook up for grabs next!)