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Introducing Hemp Foods to Your Cooking Practice

Hemp foods - Seared halloumi with hemp dukkah and honey

Hemp foods are a new food trend that many Australians are joining. Hemp foods are nutritious, gluten free and safe to eat.

If you are concerned by the fact that hemp seed comes from the cannabis plant please read our blog Is hemp seed safe to eat? 3 myths busted!

New ingredients can be a little daunting when getting started. But hemp foods have a mild flavour and are easy to incorporate into your daily diet.

Here are some tips when it comes to cooking with hemp. 

Make sure your hemp foods are 100% Australian grown 

Australian hemp foods are growing in abundance, but some of the larger companies still import hemp foods from overseas.

Imported hemp seed is generally much cheaper to buy than Aussie grown hemp seed but it does not help our local industry to grow.

There are many benefits from buying local. When your money stays in Australia and supports Australian businesses and industries everyone benefits. 

By supporting Australian hemp farms you are doing your bit to establish a new industry and reduce Australia’s carbon footprint.

Vasse Valley is proud to be 100% Australian, from paddock to plate. 

Don’t use hemp seed oil for frying

It’s important to avoid using hemp seed oil for frying as it has a low smoke point and will evaporate when exposed to hot temperatures.

Instead, hemp oil is best used as a topping oil or mixed into cold dishes. Some suitable applications would be homemade salad dressings or pasta sauces.

Use our hemp seed recipes!

Introducing a new ingredient into your meal routine can take some time to apply to its fullest extent, but don’t be concerned. We have a variety of recipes available for you to browse through and test.

To make things easier, we even sorted them into different sections, depending on which of our products the recipe requires.

Please share the recipes you use on your favourite social media platform to help spread the word about Australian hemp foods. 

Hemp and coriander pesto recipe

Benefits of buying hemp foods online

Many shops still don’t stock hemp foods or the brands they do stock are from imported seeds and have inferior taste and quality. 

Instead of going out of your way to wander the insufficient health food aisle at your local grocery store, browse our online selection and order from the comfort of home.

All orders over $50 receive free shipping. 

Why hemp foods?

Hemp seeds are excellent for anyone with dietary restrictions, and can be utilised to create hemp milk, a vegan dairy alternative.

The seeds also have the added benefit of being gluten-free, and individuals with celiac disease or other gluten sensitivities can eat them without concern.

The hemp seed is almost 25% protein, which is on par with the protein content of beef. The high protein level makes it an excellent substitute for those seeking a quality protein replacement in their diet.

Hemp seeds also contain the ideal ratio of healthy polyunsaturated fats such as omega 3, 6 and 9. Plus, if you use the whole seed which still contains the seed hull, you get a huge hit of dietary fibre, which is necessary for healthy digestion.

Why you should choose Vasse Valley

Since 2015 Vasse Valley has been growing hemp and providing quality use of the plant.  We live and breath this plant and have completely immersed ourselves in the industry to help it get off to the right start.

Many clients have told us our products taste better than other brands. We believe this comes from the care and passion we apply to every step of the supply chain. 

Vasse Valley partner with over 100 stockists to bring your hemp ingredients even closer to you. Browse our products or contact us with any questions you may have.

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