- In the 1700s, American farmers were required by law to grow hemp in some colonies.
- The Declaration of Independence was drafted on hemp paper.
- Abraham Lincoln used hempseed oil in his lamps.
- Ford’s Model T was made with hemp fiber, which is ten times stronger than steel.
- Hemp produces four times more paper per acre than do trees.
- Hemp seeds are rich in vitamins, minerals, all 10 essential amino acids, and good fats.
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Hemp Milk! The Latest in Chocolate
As Hemp History Week commences, here are a few fun facts about hemp:
· Though hemp is closely related to marijuana, its levels of THC are extremely low -- between .01-.03%. According to the experts (e.g., my neighbors in Chico), it takes at least 3% THC to get high. You’d have to smoke an acre’s worth of hemp to get there, but you’d likely die in your efforts, so please don’t try this at home or elsewhere.
I’m celebrating hemp now by drinking Chocolate HEMPMILK. Note to the Feds who may be lurking at Life by Chocolate for evidence of terrorist or drug activity: this product has no THC. Note to all: it’s still good stuff. The drink is smooth, creamy and tastes rich in nutrients, but in a good way. I’d liken it to a liquid chocolaty oatmeal cookie. Though it’s high in sugar (22g per serving), it’s a great source of fiber, protein and good fats (Omega 3s and 6s). I found it at a local Natural Foods store, and it’s distributed by Living Harvest Foods, Inc.
I give Chocolate Hemp Milk a 9 on a 1-10 scale.
A final note: I am not being compensated in any manner for this review, though I wouldn’t object to being compensated in (almost) any manner for this review.
Cheers to chocolate hemp milk and a sweet new week!