The many uses and benefits of hemp

Did you know last week was dubbed “Hemp History Week?” And did you also know that hemp is a versatile plant that provides everything from rope and clothing to food and pharmaceuticals?

Hemp hearts can be eaten whole or made into products like powder and oil.

Hemp hearts can be eaten whole or made into products like powder and oil.

A recent report at TasteforLife.com highlighted the benefits of using hemp for a variety of things. Evidence exists, for example, that hemp was used to make rope and clothing during the second century BC in China.

These days, the shelled seeds of hemp plants, called hemp hearts, can be eaten. They can be sprinkled on top of meals like salad, and they’re also used to make non-dairy milk, protein powder, and oil.

Hemp’s close relationship with marijuana, however, makes it illegal to grow it in the United States. There is currently a movement to change the laws and make it legal to grow hemp, which unlike marijuana does not contain THC, in the U.S.

Hemp hearts are 15 percent off at For Goodness Sake for the rest of June.

Hemp has many other properties, including medicinal benefits. Read more at TasteforLife.com.