The newest superfood
Nutritionist Zoe Bingley Pullin says the latest superfood is hemp.
First, let’s clear this up: while hemp comes from the cannabis plant, it is not a drug. It’s commonly used as a soft fibre, but has health benefits that we’re yet to fully harness.
Bingley Pullin says, “Hemp is a great source of essential fatty acids and plant-based protein, most commonly as hemp seeds (known as hemp hearts), hemp oil and hemp powder.”
She says the seeds are great in bliss balls, the oil is best used unheated and drizzled on salads or vegetables and, in powder form, hemp is a great addition to a smoothie.
Maybe a new addition to our menu ….