Though its name might be a bit misleading, organic hemp milk is a perfectly legal, not to mention healthy, alternative for vegetarians or non vegetarians. Produced from the seeds of the hemp plant, this milk has only begun to be sold in the United States within the past few years.
One concern that people have about organic hemp milk is that it might contain some of the chemical THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is found in marijuana. Rest assured that this ingredient is not present or associated with hemp milk.
Another concern is that the hemp seeds must be imported since it’s currently not legal to grow the hemp plant in the US. Some hemp milk producers have to rely on obtaining hemp seeds from farmers in Canada or Europe, where the growth of hemp plants for oil or milk is perfectly legal.
Organic hemp milk is also a great alternative to toxic cow’s milk and those who cannot consume dairy because of dietary issues.
One 8-Ounce glass contains the following healthy nutrients:
900mg Omega-3 Fatty Acid
2800mg Omega-6 Fatty Acid
All 10 Essential Amino Acids
4 grams of Digestible Protein
46% of RDA of Calcium
According to the box, for one cup (8 ounces) you can receive 46 percent of your daily calcium and 43 percent of your phosphorus.
The beverage is fortified with other vitamins and minerals, including D2 (25 percent), B12 (25 percent) and riboflavin (31)
What it doesn’t present is any allergic reactions for those who can’t consume dairy, tree nuts or soy, and no cholesterol or cane sugar. Hemp protein, unlike soy protein, doesn’t contain high levels of enzyme inhibitors, phytates (”which can interfere with the proper assimilation of essential minerals”) or oligosaccharides (”which cause flatulence and stomach distress”). Although slightly more expensive then soy or rice milk, it’s nutritional benefits and digestibility far surpass them. Both soy and rice milks contain phytates which make it very difficult to digest and prevent your body from absorbing alot of the nutrients.
It can be purchased in plain, vanilla, or chocolate flavors, and the boxes they are packaged in do not have to be refrigerated until after you open them. There are now multiple stores selling multiple brands, so if you are a consumer who prefers to stick to organic products, you should not have too much difficulty finding them.
Plain organic hemp milk contains no sugar, no cholesterol, and is free of soy and gluten. For many people, these factors make it an obvious choice for an abundant source of vital nutrients. The essential fatty acids, vitamins & nutrients that are contained in organic hemp milk provide a wide variety of health benefits.
Hemp Milk Benefits Include:
Strengthened Immune System
Clear, Healthy Skin, Hair & Nails
Strong, Healthy Heart
Increased Mental Capacity
Organic hemp milk may very well be the best alternative for those of you who either do not like cow’s milk, suffer from lactose intolerance, or are vegetarians. While the taste of it may be something that you have to adjust to, you might just find that you actually prefer it to any of the other milk products you have tried