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HEMP is the new most wanted superfood that everyone is talking about! So let’s start with the basics and unravel the mystery behind this wonderful ingredient.

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What is Hemp?

Reality is that not everyone knows what Hemp actually is. And most people even associate Hemp as being the same as “Marijuana”, which in fact is totally the opposite. The confusion behind this is because they both come from the same plant, Cannabis sativa, but they are very different in nature!

The main difference between Hemp and Marijuana is the THC (delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol) content of each variety. THC is the cannabinoid associated with the psychoactive effects (or magic effects if you want to call it) that are present in Marijuana. Hemp has very low levels of THC (less than 0.3%) while marijuana is known to have high levels of THC. So at the end of the day, Hemp does not have therapeutic effects because of its low levels of THC and is totally safe for human consumption!

spoon of hemp seeds

For a quick understanding of what has been said, have a look in the table below:

Common Name

Hemp

Marijuana

Species

Cannabis sativa

Cannabis sativa

Uses

Agricultural Production:

·       Food Products

·       Fibre – clothes

·       Construction Material

·       Biodisel

·       Feed

Pharmaceutical Production:

·       THC products

·       Cannabinoids

Psychoactive content
(THC levels)

Less than 0.3%

Higher than 0.3%

Is Hemp legal in Australia for food consumption?

The answer is a big & fat → YES! Hemp has finally been approved for food consumption. So legally speaking since November of 2017, everyone in Australia can sell Hemp for food consumption.

Can I get high from eating Morlife Certified Organic Hulled Hemp Seeds?

NO WAY. Our Morlife Certified Organic Hulled Hemp Seeds lack the THC compounds responsible for the well known “magical effects”. So feel free to get your hands on our product and simply enjoy its wonderful nutritional benefits.

What are the health benefits of Hemp?

Hemp is a nutritional powerhouse. Let’s take the example of our Morlife Certified Organic Hulled Hemp Seeds:

Nutrition of Hulled Hemp Seeds

Per 100 grams

Protein

31 g

Omega – 3 fatty acids

9.3 g

Omega – 6 fatty acids

30.9 g

Folate

Amino Acid Synthesis

160 μg

Iron

Energy Production & Immune 

10.4 mg

Vitamin E

Protection from Free Radicals

560 mg

When consumed in conjunction with a healthy, varied diet.

PLUS it is GLUTEN FREE & VEGAN!

Hemp Uses:

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Just in the Food Industry Hemp is used to create:

  • Protein
  • Cookies
  • Milk
  • Cereals
  • Balls
  • Bread
  • Honey
  • Chocolate

organic hemp seeds

What is the relationship between Hemp and Sustainability?

You might not know but Hemp is a farmer’s best friend! Hemp does not need much space to grow and when it grows it grows super fast. So farmers don’t require much land or time to have their crops ready to be harvested. Hemp might even be the superfood of the Future!

Is it Hemp Environment FRIENDLY?

Hemp is actually in Harmony with Nature. Hemp thrives on less water than most crops (soy, corn, wheat). Plus Hemp is a very resistant crop that does not need those weird chemicals used in most crops these days.