Hemp seeds and hemp related products are growing in popularity as a well-known superfood. With an impressive nutritional profile and range of health benefits it is obvious to see why hemp is being used in a range of ways.

Hemp seeds come from the Cannabis sativa plant however they do not produce a ‘high’ effect as hemp seeds do not produce cannabinoids, however they do have precursors. Hemp has been used for thousands of years as a nutraceutical food and also as a fibre for textiles.


The most consumed part of the hemp plant in food is hemp seeds, which are hugely popular as a superfood. Hemp seeds are extremely nutritious as well as being rich in essential healthy fats, protein and minerals.

At Kakariki Fine Foods we have a range of Hemp products you can easily incorporate into your day to day life. Hemp seeds can be consumed raw, cooked, or roasted. Such as adding to smoothies, cereals, baking or even salads. If you’re wondering how they taste, hemp seeds have a mild nutty flavor. Alternatively grab some of our beautiful par baked hemp bread and enjoy that.

Hemp seeds are also a fantastic source of plant-based protein. About 25% of the calories in hemp seeds come from protein. This is why Hemp protein is gaining in popularity as a plant-based protein option for vegans and vegetarians.


As well as being a superfood there are also many health benefits of using Hemp. Loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, hemp seeds can work as a natural anti-inflammatory. The antioxidant rich nature of hemp seeds can also help improve skin conditions such as acne.


Edestin protein is found only in hemp seed. Edestin aids digestion and is relatively phosphorus free. This protein is considered the backbone of the cell’s DNA.

Edestin protein is similar to the human body’s own globular proteins found in blood plasma. Edestin protein produces antibodies which are vital to maintain a healthy immune system.

Since edestin protein closely resembles the globulin in blood plasma, it’s compatible with the human digestive system. This may be the reason why there are no reported food allergies to hemp foods.

Hemp protein also contains a favorable amount of glutamic acid. Glutamic acid is a neurotransmitter that helps people deal with psychological and work related stress.

Albumin protein

Hemp contains 35% Albumin. Albumin protein is another high quality globulin protein and is similar to that found in egg whites. Albumin is highly digestible and is a major source of free radical scavengers. Albumin is the current industry standard for protein evaluation.

Digestion transforms hemp protein into amino acids which are the basic building blocks required for the growth and maintenance of body tissue.

Hemp protein contains all of the 20 known amino acids — including 9 essential amino acids (EAAs). These amino acids are labeled “essential” because the human body can’t produce them on its own. A diet that is deficient of EAAs may lead to degenerative conditions


Hemp oils have the most balanced ratios of Omegas 6 and 3 in a 3:1 ratio considered to be the optimum balance for Humans, the benefits of these omegas is that through a process of synthesis  Omegas synthesis to  endocannabinoids 2-AG (CBD) and anandamide (THC) these endogenous cannabinoids which are signaling metabolites regulate entire bodily systems creating a state of homeostasis or balance 




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