Let's start by squashing a classic misconception. Yes, hemp is a variety of the cannabis sativa plant. No, it is not a recreational drug. And no, it cannot get you high. Hemp has literally thousands of uses and fulfilling your nutrition needs is just one of them.
Hemp has been around for centuries and was actually one of the earliest plants to be cultivated by human-kind. It's a popular raw material for many products including rope, biofuel, paper, plastics, clothes, skincare, and of course, food. But that's not all. Hemp is sustainable for our environment and can absorb more CO2 from the air than trees.
On 12 November 2017, the Australian Government announced the official legalisation of hemp as food, finally unlocking the vast nutritional benefits of hemp seeds to the masses.
In April 2019, Saint Hemp was born.
“If you don't recognise what you read on the back of a packet, you probably shouldn't be eating it. Our ingredients are all natural and plant based for your peace of mind."
We're really excited about hemp. Not only do hemp seeds contain all the essential amino acids our bodies need, they also provide the optimal 3:1 ratio of omega 6 and 3 for human consumption. Add to that the protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals, and you've got yourself an impressive source of healthy fuel.
We're very deliberate with the ingredients we've chosen. Our hemp is all grown and processed right here in Australia. Our vanilla comes from real vanilla beans. Our chocolate comes from raw cacao. We blend and pack everything in a dedicated hemp foods facility in New South Wales. And there's no nasty cross contamination - all of our products are certified by HACCP Australia for food safety.
The protein market has long been saturated with poor quality whey products, aimed primarily at bodybuilders. That's another misconception we're here to squash: protein powder isn't just for building muscle. Give Saint Hemp to your Gran, the essential fats can help her sore joints. Give it to your kids, the extra fibre will aid their digestion.
If you like the sound of all of that, please do give our products a shot. They're genuinely good for you and our environment.
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Founder | Saint Hemp