Hemp Protein and Hemp Uses

Hemp Protein comes from the hemp seed and popular hemp uses include making hemp milk which to me is a much better alternative to soy milk.

Hemp uses also include being used for non-food purposes such as making fabric and rope.  Which is actually my favorite use for this plant.

Supposedly, hemp is an abundant source of globular protein which are involved with some of the most important life functions that go on inside your body.

And the vegan community has embraced hemp protein as a type of replacement for animal foods.  It is also a more digestible plant protein than soy.

However, the question remains - Is it possible for it to be as effective as animal proteins?

Hemp Seeds and Globular Protein

What is unique and powerful about hemp protein is that 65% of hemp seed is in the form of Globulin Edestin.

Edestin's are plant protein globulins and globulins are one of the most important and abundant proteins found in your body.

There is another important protein found in hemp which is called albumin.  Globulins along with albumins are classified as globular proteins.

And what makes globular protein so important is that they are the precursors to some of the most vital chemicals in your body.

These proteins serve such functions as becoming enzymes, hormones, and hemoglobin.  They are also responsible for both the natural and acquired immunity a person has against invading organisms.

Your body uses globular protein to make antibodies which attack infecting agents and they also neutralize alien micro-organisms as well as toxins.

Although your body can make this type of protein out of protein that you consume, it is much easier for your body to make this important protein out of globular starting protein.

Your body's ability to fight off sickness and to recover from an illness can depend on the right amount of globular forming proteins that you consume.

Hemp Uses as Food

Hemp uses are numerous as the seeds of the hemp plant can be made into a milk, ground into a meal or protein powder, and made into an oil for mayonnaise or salad dressings.

Hemp Protein Powder

Hemp protein powder is produced by using a cold-pressed technique. This seems to be the standard, but make sure it says this on the label.

Cold-processing techniques ensures valuable vitamins and minerals are still available for your body to obtain and use.

Hemp Seed Protein benefits include having a wide array of amino acids along with being a complete protein.

This makes it a far superior vegan or vegetarian protein powder since many soy protein powders are often processed with hexane.

Hexane is a petroleum solvent that has adverse effects on our environment as well as having a very bad effect on your body.

How to Make Hemp Milk

The Basics for Making Hemp Milk:

  1. Measure about 1 part shelled hemp seeds to 5-8 parts water (thickness will vary on amount of water used).
  2. Blend for approx. 2 minutes.
  3. Strain pulp with cheese cloth or nut bag.
  4. Put into a glass jar with lid and put into your refrigerator (keeps for approx. 3 days).

You can add your favorite sweetener, salt, vanilla, or super foods to kick up this milk.

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