With the smooth, creamy texture of food lovers’ favourite the avocado, and a subtle flavour not unlike sesame, hemp seeds are a surprisingly versatile ingredient that can add an interesting component to salads and desserts. In Los Angeles, taco stand Medtillas is already serving up shredded beef in hemp-infused taco shells, and hemp-seed company Fair Food’s recipe list features burgers, doughnuts and pancakes containing hemp, going to show how truly versatile the little seeds are. Plus, compared to vegan favourites such as lentils and tofu, they contain over twice as much protein per serving, at around 36% compared to tofu’s 16%, making them an excellent addition to the diet of anyone pursuing a plant-based lifestyle.
In Tasmania, off Australia’s south coast, the aforementioned Fair Foods is one of the latest companies taking advantage of new laws allowing the sale of hemp seeds in their home country. Founders Nathan McNiece and Tim Crow see their mission as tackling the problem of creating a sustainable source of protein to feed the world’s growing population. With our planet now home to nearly 8 billion, the world may indeed need these seeds.
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