hemp seeds

Get Yourself a Gift for a Change

By Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator It’s holiday time, and many people are brainstorming something special to get for somebody else. But don’t forget to pamper yourself too this holiday season! We were lucky to be treated to a special delivery from a Canadian company called Little Life Box recently. What a way to brighten up a dreary winter morning, to be surprised by a box of goodies! Little Life Box is a health-based subscription box, that includes snacks, cosmetics and more. You can sign up for a monthly box to come your way for a whole year, three months, or just test out with a trial subscription. But the best part is that once you select the duration for your box, you can choose an option for an entirely vegan box! In our trial box we were treated to three different flavours of hemp seeds, did you even know there was such a thing? It’s no secret that I adore pancakes, so imagine my giddyness when I opened up the box and saw a pack of maple-flavoured hemp seeds staring back at me, the perfect topping to my morning breakfast. Another… Read More

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High-Vibing with Hemp

Care of Laura Wright Hemp seeds are teeny, nutty and deeply nutritious. They come in hulled and un-hulled varieties and are often labelled as “hemp nuts”. I generally reach for the un-hulled as I find their ease of use preferable (the hulls are quite tough). They’re a tasty addition to any salad, bowl of oatmeal or smoothie for sure. The crop itself seems to raise a few questions because of the natural linkage to marijuana, but have no fear. You won’t be tripping out after you eat some greens adorned with the stuff. The crop itself also yields edible oils and fibre for paper and cloth. Fun fact: the original Levi’s jeans were made from hemp-based fabric, but the incredible durability of the product didn’t translate to economic viability for the brand! Let’s talk about THC: Both marijuana and hemp seeds come from different strains of the Cannabis plant genus, a flowering annual herb. Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC is the naturally occurring substance in the plant (the flowers) that is responsible for the “high” effect in recreational marijuana. The level of THC in the dried flowers can reach upwards of 20 percent. It’s important to note that there is… Read More

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