Friday, March 23, 2012

Hemp Winner

The magic of internet random number generators has told me that the winner of my hemp seed giveaway is commenter #6, Kari! Congratulations to Kari, and I am looking forward to see how she uses them.

Those who didn't win but want to try out hemp seeds can purchase them online from Hemp Foods Australia. Sure, they're not legally able to sell them as food for human consumption, but I really like their attitude towards the legislation:
Yes, hempseeds are legal nearly everywhere in the world, except Australia (2011). As soon as you put it in the ground to grow, it becomes illegal – so best to eat it :) The dehulled hemp seeds, hemp oil and hemp protein are legal everywhere in the world that we are aware of. In Australia they are legal to have ‘for non-human consumption’. Therefore we cannot and do not promote hemp as a food in Australia. Yet.
They're not a budget product, at $17 for 250 grams, but I can tell you from my experience that a little goes a long way with these. Our 250 gram pack is still half full, despite lots of breakfasts, a few dinners, and those cinnamon buns. So ultimately I think they are worth the price (and probably not really that much more expensive than other seeds and nuts, like chia seeds, though I don't have a good baseline to compare with since I've only bought chia once...).

1 comment:

Kari said...

I am so excited to have won this - thanks so much Theresa :) I'm looking forward to seeing what I do with them too! I will send my address through as per your email xo