Cannabis is a threat to society. If plant utilization is not regulated in harmony.
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Cannabis foodToday, cannabis is used to make thousands of different foods such as snacks, pastries, drinks, sweets, supplements, ice cream and other desserts.
Why are we talking about cannabis and not hemp?
Because we want to make it clear that this is the same plant. The word cannabis is feared for swamp and we want to clean up its reputation
Raw hemp naturally produces a full range of different cannabinoids, flavonoids and terpenes. Without heating, all of these valuable ingredients are preserved and work together more effectively than when isolated. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is still present in crude cannabis mostly in the acid form, i.e. cannabidiol acid (CBD-A), a precursor of CBD (1).
Raw cannabis products are usually identified by the text “Raw” on the packaging or by the statement “CBD-A”.
Upon heating, cannabidiic acid (CBD-A) is decarboxylated to cannabidiol, or CBD, which acts on the same receptors as raw cannabis, but with slightly different effects. CBD-A may be e.g. more effective against inflammation (1, 2). Some people find CBD to be more effective for a variety of severe pain states, falling asleep and relaxing.
Activated cannabis products are usually sold under the CBD name and may read “activated”. The so-called CBD isolate is also sold as such as a crystal that can be added to foods. The CBD isolate is almost pure CBD (98-99%) prepared by extraction of all other cannabinoids and active ingredients.
Cannabis oil generally refers to CBD or THC oils that are ingested from dropper bottles directly under the tongue or mixed with beverages to facilitate dosing. Subcutaneous substances are absorbed more quickly and safely into the bloodstream. The difference between CBD and THC oils is that the former is usually made from industrial hemp and thus, as the name implies, contains mostly CBD, i.e. cannabidiol, and possibly other non-intoxicating cannabinoids. While THC oil mostly contains the only intoxicating cannabinoid in cannabis called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Cannabis oil is made from cannabis leaves and inflorescences because they contain the most valuable cannabinoids. Cannabinoids have a balancing effect on one of the broadest human receptor systems. The human endocannabinoid system is considered so important that the U.S. Health Authority has published a study stating that the endocannabinoid system is associated with almost all human diseases (3).
Cannabis seeds are made into a nutritious vegetable called hemp oil, which is exceptionally high in omega-3, 6- and 9-fatty acids compared to many other oilseeds. The ratio of omega fats in hemp oil to humans is one of the more optimal options in addition to flaxseed oil. The ratio of omega-3 to -6 fatty acids in hemp seed oil averages 1: 3 (4).
Cannabis seed produces a highly absorbable protein, more commonly known as hemp protein. Cannabis is one of the only plants that contains all 20 amino acids. It is known that only chian seeds and hemp seeds contain all amino acids in addition to hemp seed (5).
Hemp protein contains two easily absorbed protein types, albumin and edestin. Albumin is about 33% hemp protein and 66% edestine.
Protein from hemp seeds is obtained from the “seed cake” produced as a by-product of oil pressing. The seed cake usually has a protein content of about 32% and can be enriched by various methods by separating the fiber from it. Commercially available hemp protein products generally have a protein content of between 32-70%.
Thanks to the alkalinity of the hemp protein, it is especially suitable after exercise to speed recovery from exercise. After sports, the body’s pH may be lower than normal and this acidity may impair recovery. Alkaline protein sources may accelerate recovery (6).
Hemp seed and hemp protein are also the best sources of magnesium. Magnesium is needed for muscles and its deficiency can cause inflammatory conditions.
Hemp dietary fiber
Cannabis seeds are rich in healthy dietary fiber. However, the hemp fiber present in the stems of the plant as head stems is a different matter from the hemp dietary fiber commonly known in food use. Dietary fiber is obtained as a product from a seed cake produced as a by-product of hemp seed oil pressing, which also contains a large amount of protein and fiber, depending on its degree of processing.
The carbohydrate obtained from hemp seed is mainly fiber. Hemp seed contains 24% insoluble fiber and 6% soluble fiber. Fibers can help balance stomach function significantly.
Hemp minerals and vitamins
Cannabis blooms, leaves and seeds provide vital vitamins, minerals, trace elements, antioxidants, phytosterols that can be used to support a healthy life. Hemp seed also contains chlorophyll, or leafy green.
Examples of the most common hemp foods:
Hemp ice cream
Hemp cracker / cracker
Hemp flour / hemp meal
Hemp soft drink
Hemp snack bars
and so on.
- D. Butterfield. Cannabidiolic Acid (CBD -A): The Raw Cannabinoid That Fights Inflammation. http://herb.co/2017/05/20/cbda/. Referenced on 22.03.2021
- Dr. I Hunt. Decarboxylation. Department of Chemistry, University of Calgary.
- Pacher P. and Kunos G. 2013. Modulating the endocannabinoid system in human health and disease: successes and failures
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3684164/ referenced 19.03.2021
- Healthline. What Are The Benefits Of Hemp Oil?
https://www.healthline.com/health/hemp-oil-benefits. Referenced on 22.03.2021.
- Chia.co.nz Hemp Nutrition. https://www.chia.co.nz/pages/hemp-nutrition. Referenced on 22.03.2021
- Ferruggia J, BPHE, RHN. 2017