Hemp Benefits

Omegas
Vitamin & Minerals

Hemp seeds contain an impressive array of vitaminsand minerals and are especially rich in:

vitamin E
magnesium
phosphorous
potassium

They are also a good source of iron, zinc, and B vitamins, including:

niacin
riboflavin
thiamine
vitamin B-6
folate

Amino Acids

Hemp seeds contain high amounts of the amino acid arginine, which produces nitric oxide in your body.

Nitric oxide is a gas molecule that makes your blood vessels dilate and relax, leading to lowered blood pressure and a reduced risk of heart disease.

Moreover, hemp seeds are considered a complete protein source, which means that they provide all the essential amino acids. Your body cannot produce essential amino acids and must obtain them from your diet. Complete protein sources are very rare in the plant kingdom, as plants often lack the amino acid lysine.

Quinoa is another example of a complete, plant-based protein source. Hemp seeds contain significant amounts of the amino acids methionine and cysteine, as well as very high levels of arginine and glutamic acid .

Protein & Fiber

Hemp seeds are a great protein source, as more than 25% of their total calories are from high-quality protein. That is considerably more than similar foods like and flaxseeds, whose calories are 16–18% protein.

In fact, by weight, hemp seeds provide similar amounts of protein as beef and lamb — 30 grams of hemp seeds, or 2–3 tablespoons, provide about 11 grams of protein.

The digestibility of hemp protein is also very good — better than protein from many grains, nuts and legumes.

Whole hemp seeds are a good source of both soluble and insoluble fiber, containing 20% and 80%, respectively.

‍Soluble fiber forms a gel-like substance in your gut. It’s a valuable source of nutrients for beneficial digestive bacteria and may also reduce spikes in blood sugar and regulate cholesterol levels.

Insoluble fiber adds bulk to your stool and may help food and waste pass through your gut. It has also been linked to a reduced risk of diabetes

Farm-To-Table

All our hemp seed products have been, and will always be, sourced from America!

In addition to our delicious raw hemp products our sauces are packed with more natural ingredients grown within our region such as peppers, honey and produce.
Slow Food Movement

One of the core missions of the international slow food movement is defending food biodiversity. With our efforts supporting a Virginia seed bank, as well as, pairing our sauces & raw hemp with exotic & locally sourced cuisine, we're doing our part to help the food security in our local community!

Putting-Out System

Before there was the industrial revolution there was the putting-out system; a system where raw materials were delivered to producers at their home where they would be finished before brought to market.

This si the method the Gourmet Hemp Foods founders chose to innovate. By giving our raw hemp ingredients to foodie experts we've been able to create completely new products that people

If you have a food company and believe you can add hemp to your current offering feel free to reach out!

Virginia Seed Bank

Gourmet Hemp Foods is committed to working directly with farmers interested in growing small plots of hemp to grow as seed. Reach out to us at gourmethempfoods@gmail.com if you're interested in participating!

Carbon Sink

One hectare of industrial hemp can absorb 22 tonnes of CO2 per hectare. It is possible to grow to 2 crops per year so absorption is doubled. Hemp's rapid growth (grows to 4 metres in 100 days) makes it one of the fastest CO2-to-biomass conversion tools available, more efficient than agro-forestry.

Source:
https://hemp-copenhagen.com/images/Hemp-cph-Carbon-sink.pdf
Pesticides & Phytoremediation



Hemp not only needs little to no pesticides, its deep taproots clean contaminated soils too. Hemp is the perfect cover crop which build the carbon in the soil instead of depleting its nutrients.
Consummable Alternative

Nearly everyone by now knows the damage caused by single-use plastic consumables. In the near future hemp plastics and paper goods will be safer biodegradable replacement for the current status quo plastics.