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Hemp and cannabis as superfoods.

First of all, what is a so-called superfood really? These are products that can do more than conventional products. In general, foods that are extremely high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and are therefore particularly beneficial for health and well-being are called superfoods.

Without a doubt, cannabis is also one of the superfoods as its nutritional properties are enormous and its medicinal properties have been the subject of many confirmed studies.

 

From the seed to the flower and more, the plant offers people many properties that positively affect the human body, as well as its overall well-being.

Hemp seeds are rich in protein, minerals and fiber. They are 20-24% protein, have a complete amino acid profile and are therefore an optimal source of protein and protein. L-arginine and BCAAs, in particular, are found in high amounts in hemp seeds. The high-quality protein edestine is also found in hemp, which is easier to digest than, for example, soy proteins. The ratio of unsaturated fatty acids omega-3 to omega-6 is especially balanced.

From a culinary standpoint, hemp oil, which is made from nutritious and valuable seeds, has received little attention, although its unique buttery nutty flavor can also prove beneficial to health, especially in cold dishes. Hemp oil is generally less suitable for frying and heating because its ingredients diminish or even break down and no longer enrich the flavor.

Hemp flour and hemp protein powder are also made from seeds or from the so-called “pomace” – residues from the oil extraction. However, these are two different products. When making hemp protein powder, the biscuit is ground again over low heat to break down the fibers and concentrate the protein. High quality amino acid building powder. From young plants, even to flowering, cannabis gives us many benefits when consumed. Whether it’s small leaves in lettuce or juice, it’s rich in minerals and vitamins, as well as chlorophyll, which supplies cells with oxygen, antioxidants, and a wide range of cannabinoids that help regulate the endocannabinoid system in the human body.

Raw cannabis contains particularly high levels of CBDa and THCa, nutritional, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer cannabinoids. Raw hemp / cannabis superfood may have a preventative effect against chronic diseases and promote healing. In addition, raw food supplies the body with important enzymes necessary for a balanced diet.

Cannabis also claims to be a superfood because of the medicinal properties attributed to it. They can also be found in end products such as CBD oil or various dried flowers or flower extracts.

Cannabinoids are interesting here with their concentrated natural healing power, and especially terpenes, because they are the main components of the essential oils produced by the plant and contain substances of smell and taste.

It is often difficult for the “average consumer” to include cannabis in their daily diet. The whole plant offers much more than just protein powder in shakes and smoothies. The passionate chef has almost limitless possibilities to integrate cannabis into his kitchen and expand his repertoire.

Regardless of the form in which we prefer to cook from this plant or how we eat it: plants of bio-organic origin usually have a positive effect on the body and mind.

When cooking with cannabis plant material, it should be borne in mind that when heated, so-called decarboxylation occurs. Here non-psychoactive substances are converted into psychoactive substances.

 

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