As less and less natural food in the shops, there is increasing interest in what remains. Hemp seeds and oil of them belong to the category of the remaining real food.
More than a hundred years ago, hemp was needed by the plant in each farm. The stems of the plants were used to make clothing, paper, cordage, ropes, bags. Made from hemp sailcloth and sewn, of course, sails. From the seeds used to make the best oil. Whole seeds used in food and as feed for animals.
In the West, particularly in the United States, hemp is also considered to be essential plant in every farm, i.e. the farm. Moreover, farmers were required to grow. In a magazine article of 1938 transferred about 25,000 uses for hemp.
Nowadays, the cultivation of hemp in the United States is prohibited and punishable. But the fabric from hemp and products made from seeds (oil, whole seeds and their products) are sold all canadian. In Canada, hemp is not prohibited.
And in Australia to grow cannabis, but to use seeds and butter in a food to the people is prohibited. But one can buy it for birds and animals.
That hemp is valuable from the point of view of health?
- First, the seeds are an excellent source of complete protein — as much as 24 percent.
They contain all the necessary amino acids. So hemp seeds is a complete food
. Completely replaces meat as the protein source. And hemp protein is easily digested, unlike meat protein.
Cannabis seeds can solve the problem of hunger, because hemp grows in most climatic conditions. If we switched to a full-fledged vegetable hemp protein instead of animal protein, would not have to spend so much effort, chemicals and fuel for the production of feed for growing animals for slaughter.
In addition, hemp seeds contain much needed fiber — recovery from constipation and food for beneficial gut microflora. As you know, fiber is insoluble and soluble. Hemp seeds contain both types, which is necessary for intestinal health. A healthy gut promotes, among other things, the normalization of weight.
- Secondly, the seeds and oil of them are medicinal.
Markedly strengthen the immune system, improve skin, hair and nails. Contain anti-oxidants, minerals, vitamins. The greenish color of the oil caused by the high content of chlorophyll.In alternative medicine
hemp oil is considered anti-cancer agent. This is not surprising as the amino acid omega-6 and omega-3 are in good proportion 3:1, which is necessary for cellular health. Amino acids provide the oxygen to every cell and oxygen is essential that the cell does not become malignant.Hemp has different characteristics.
Hemp seeds — an excellent product for cooking healthy, organic food.
- There are varieties for the production of fibers,
- there are varieties for seed production,
- there are oilseed varieties for food and diesel fuel.
They are both purified from the outer shell and not cleaned. Food good in both, provided that digestion is in order.
If there are problems with the stomach or intestines, peeled hemp seeds are preferable. They do not need soaking, they are well absorbed in the dry form.
The delicate nutty taste of sunflower seeds can be used in soups, salads, puddings, cakes, porridges, sour-milk products. You can add to baked goods. By the way, hemp oil is great for salad dressings and cold sauces that have not been heated.
So seeds stay fresh them stored in the refrigerator in a tightly sealed container.
A few simple recipes using hemp seeds
- 1 Cup hemp seeds
- 0.5 cups of flour (preferably rye)
- 1 Cup chopped dates or raisins
- a quarter Cup of olive oil
- a little honey (optional)
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp cardamom
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- a pinch of salt
Warm the oven to 140 degrees.
Grease a square baking dish.
Beat the eggs, vanilla, cardamom.
Mix the Creamed mixture with the remaining ingredients.
Put into a form and bake for 17-20 min. until Golden brown.
Cut into squares.
Carrot salad with hemp seeds
Three on a small grater 2-3 carrots, thickly sprinkle with hemp seeds. Dressed with cream or liquid cream. Can I fill the coconut milk, if you adhere to a vegetarian diet. And you can add a little "milk" made from nuts or seeds of any kind, including hemp. You can also add a natural sweetener to taste.
A glass of hemp seeds to use in blender. Add 3 cups water, cold or warm. Turn the mixture to obtain a more or less homogeneous liquid. Strain through cheesecloth or a special nylon bag. It turns out "vegetable milk".
Taste unusual, but if you add a little vanilla, salt and natural sweetener (stevia, maple syrup, agave nectar, etc.), we get a pleasant taste of "milk". You can make "milk" even more interesting by adding in a blender with cocoa powder or berries with small seeds (strawberries, blueberries).
The cake which remains after the preparation simple (no cocoa or berries) "milk" suitable for making vegan "cheese". The cake can optionally add probiotics (capsules or powder), dry or fresh herbs, a little lemon juice. All mix, put in a glass or ceramic bowl, cover with a gauze and put on the day in the refrigerator.
For 24 hours the mixture takes on a smell that is vaguely reminiscent of cheese. Then formed round pellets (one or more), wrap in cheesecloth and put them in a colander under something heavy to squeeze out the excess liquid.
After a few hours, "cheese" is ready. Its texture is more like cheese than cheese from the milk. But for those who can't or won't eat regular cheese from milk, this option would be quite acceptable.
Cheese can be spread on bread, toasts, dry biscuits, pieces of fruit or vegetables, cut into slices.
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Smoothies with hemp seeds
- 2 cups milk or vegetable "milk"
- Table 3. tablespoons of hemp seeds
- 2 bananas
- 1 Cup rolled oats (optional)
All mix in a blender until smooth.published