HEMP in food?
Hemp products has been around for some time and has been widely used in food, textiles, paper and medicine.
The Australian New Zealand Food Standards Code has been amended in November 2017 to allow food produced with hulled hemp seeds from low THC (delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol) plants to be legally sold in Australia.
THC is the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Hemp has low levels of THC (approx. 0.3% or lower). Hemp seeds contain high levels of protein, vitamins (E and B group), minerals and omega-3. It also has less than 2g of carbs as sugars in 100g.
Cannabis sativa seeds may be used in food for sale under the following conditions: - Seeds must be sourced from a Cannabis sativa plant containing no more than 1% THC
- For retail sale, the seeds must be non-viable and hulled.... (that means not being able to germinate)
- Hemp foods cannot be labelled in any way that: suggests or implies a psychoactive effect, includes health claims about CBD, contains an image of any part of the hemp plant other than the seed and include the words cannabis or marijuana. ❌
Food safety issues: microbiological contamination such as Salmonella, E.coli, chemical contamination from pesticides and mycotoxins produced by moulds. This product is generally low risk but anything could happen in the food chain. 🤷🏻♀️ There are several low THC hemp seed products on the market such as whole seeds, flaked seeds, flour, oil and protein powders. They can be easily introduced to shakes, smoothies, salad toppings and dressing. Thumbs up for this product 👍! #foodtrends2020 #foodtrends #healthyfood #healthyeating #hemp #hempseedsoneverything #hempfood #nutritiousfood
#superfood #foodsafetyfirst 💁🏽♀️ - 28 minutes ago