You are probably asking, “What is hemp?” Easily said, “hemp is a super plant!”
What is made out of Hemp?
Food, clothing, rope, paper, building materials, animal bedding/herd, plastic, paint, fuel – the list of hemp applications and I could go on and on. At Manitoba Harvest they like to call hemp the “green buffalo” as every part of the plant can be used. Hemp that is grown in Western Canada is primarily used for hemp foods. At the top part of the hemp plant, you will find the hard hemp seed. This small seed “seeds” nutritiously delicious products like Hemp Hearts, hemp protein powder, and hemp oil.
Hemp has been around for centuries and has played an instrumental role in shaping our continent. Settlers were given free land if they grew hemp. The Declaration of Independence draft was written on hemp paper. Hemp materials were used in numerous war efforts. Hemp was integrating into modern life until it was ‘temporarily’ banned due to misconceptions. Yes, hemp is a species of Cannabis sativa. No, hemp is not the same as marijuana. Note: <—- this is very important to note. It was one of the first things my husband asked me when it showed up. I told him obviously they could not send me marijuana food products. So I wanted to make sure that was included in my review.
Hemp contains 0.001% Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and will NOT cause a psychoactive effect nor will our products cause a false positive drug test. Largely thanks to Manitoba Harvest co-founders’ advocacy efforts, hemp was demystified and Industrial Hemp was legalized in Canada in 1998. From there an industry was (re)born!
At Manitoba Harvest their focus is only on hemp foods. Hemp foods do taste good! Hemp foods have a slightly nutty taste that complements any dish. The Hemp Bites definitely can curb a craving for something sweet, you just do not want to eat too many at one time as they can eventually taste very sweet.
About Hemp Plants
Hemp is a sustainable crop that is seeded in late May/early June. Hemp plants grow close together and have large broad leaves. Approximately 120 days after seeding, hemp harvest begins.
This product was received from the Company for review purposes only. All thoughts and words in this post is my own and I was not paid to endorse it. I am only voicing my opinion about this product.