Hemp is a super plant! There are hundreds, if not thousands, of uses for hemp including food, textiles like rope and clothing, construction material, plastics, fuel, animal bedding, and more.
Hemp foods are rich in protein and have all 10 essential amino acids. They also contain omega-3, omega-6, stearidonic acid (SDA), and the rare omega-6 Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA). What’s so great about GLA? Well, GLA has been shown to help with cholesterol, inflammation, skin and hair health, balancing hormones, and general heart health.
About the Brand
We love hemp foods so much we see no reason to love any other. That’s why we’re proud to be the world’s largest manufacturer to grow, make, and sell our own line of hemp food products.
Our passion for hemp foods is rooted in our Founder Mike Fata’s personal transformation. He used to weigh over 300 pounds and was sick and tired of being sick and tired. When he decided it was time for a change, he overhauled his diet, focusing on protein, good fats, and fibre – all nutrients found in hemp foods! Since hemp foods played such an essential role in Mike’s health transformation, he wanted everyone to be able to try them.
What are the differences between hemp and marijuana?
Hemp and marijuana are much like a sweet pepper and a hot pepper, or a Chihuahuas and a Great Dane. Hemp and marijuana are both part of the cannabis plant family but are VERY different. Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods products contain less than 0.001% Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and will NOT cause a psychoactive effect nor will our products cause a false positive drug test.
Are hemp foods safe for pregnant women?
Yes. Hemp contains numerous nutrients, including folic acid, so it is a safe and delicious addition to expectant mothers’ diets. Our hemp oil gel caps are considered a supplement. Under Canada’s Natural Health Products’ rules & regulations, we were legislated to include statement cautioning pregnant and breastfeeding women using gel caps. The formula for our hemp oil gel caps has not changed. There is NO evidence that consuming hemp oil gel caps is harmful to pregnant women or breastfeeding mothers.
Are hemp foods safe for children?
Absolutely! Just remember to consider body weight when determining serving size – much like you would with any other food. As a general guideline cut the recommended serving size shown on each package by 1/3 or ½ depending on the child’s age and size.
How do hemp foods compare to other seeds, plant-based proteins, or oils?
Generally speaking, hemp foods offer more protein and a broader spectrum of omegas than flax, chia, or peas. For a detailed breakdown of how our products compare to other options, please visit our product comparison page.
What’s the CDB content in hemp oil?
CBD extracts are related to the medicinal marijuana industry NOT the hemp industry. Industrial hemp contains less than 0.001% THC and, therefore, is not a significant source of CBD. Besides, CBD extracts come from the leaves of cannabis plants. In Canada, it is illegal to harvest the leaves of Industrial hemp.
I thought Omega 6s are bad for you?
Omega 6s often get a bad rep. Some Omega 6s, like GLA, play a crucial role in overall health. A general rule of thumb is to avoid all highly processed fats. When it comes to our bodies we need a mix or balance of essential fatty acids (EFAs). It is best to consume foods that have naturally balanced omegas. Hemp has an Omega 6 to Omega 3 ratio of 3.75:1. Plus, the omegas in hemp are unrefined, raw, and easily digestible. For more information about “good” and “bad” Omega 6s or the balance of omegas, contact your health care professional.
HEMP SEED CRUSTED FRIED GREEN TOMATOES
These fried green tomatoes will have you jumping for joy
VEGAN QUESO WITH POTATO PILLOWS
Who knew vegan queso could be so good
TRUFFLE GARLIC BUCATINI
Delicious pasta with a truffle garlic sauce
HARVEST SALAD WITH HEMP MAYO
A fresh salad with hemp mayo is just what you need
SPICY MISO SPAGHETTI
A twist on the classic spaghetti dish
HEMP CRACKERS WITH ROASTED TOMATILLO SALSA VERDE
The perfect mixture of crunchy and spicy all in one bowl