Update: As of November 2017, it’s finally legal to eat hemp in Australia. Wahoo!
So this is what was on my packet of hemp seeds this week.
It seems kind of daft to me that Australia and New Zealand are the only countries in the world that do not allow people to eat hemp seeds.
They have to be one of the best foods ever, especially in raw food recipes.
According to Hemp Foods Australia, hemp seeds contain:
- Protein – 33% and contain all 10 Essential Amino Acids
- Omega 3, 6 and 9 Essential Fatty Acids in proportions that are ideal for human consumption
- GLA – not found in many plant sources, except evening primrose oil
and they are vegan, raw, gluten free and 100% plant based.
If you think this situation is kind of daft, please head off and sign this petition.
Hopefully our food regulators will see sense very soon, so I can share lots of delicious hemp seed recipes with you.
In the meantime, I guess I’m going to be making a lot of body cream ;)
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