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A Bit of Hemp History + a Sale

It’s the 5th annual celebration of Hemp History Week and our US stores are closing out the week with sales on select products. But first a bit about what Hemp History Week is all about.

It’s the 5th annual celebration of Hemp History Week and our US stores are closing out the week with sales on select products. Find out more below, but first a bit about what Hemp History Week is all about.

Time to Grow

The folks who put on Hemp History Week have joined with natural products pioneers, health and wellness advocates and interested citizens across the country to celebrate this year’s theme, “It’s Time to Grow.”

What does that mean exactly? It means that they’re on a mission — educating the public, debunking myths and changing public policy — to support US farmers who want to join the thriving industrial hemp market.

Here are some interesting facts from the Hemp History Week website:

  • Since 1937 American farmers have basically been banned from growing hemp. Hemp used in products sold in the US is imported from other countries, such as Canada.

  • Hemp fiber is one of the strongest natural fibers, and hemp is often used to strengthen plastics, paper, textiles and even building materials.

  • Hemp can be grown without any pesticides or agricultural chemicals and, if so, is a non-toxic source of fiber for clothing.

  • As a food, hemp is loaded with digestible protein, omega essential fatty acids (EFAs) and naturally occurring minerals.

  • Hemp is not the same as marijuana. It has little to no measurable THC and has no drug value.

Visit the Hemp History Week website to read more about the issues, find local events going on across the country and learn what you can do to take action to support hemp farming in the US. 

Eating Hemp Seeds

Fruit and Hemp Seed Muesli

Hemp seeds have been eaten for thousands of years. They are hard to beat when it comes to good nutrition. They deliver a balance of both omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, and they’ve got fiber and high quality protein, including all of the essential amino acids, plus iron, zinc and magnesium.Hemp seeds can be eaten raw, made into milk or baked into cookies, breads and muffins. Get cooking with these hemp recipes:

Hemp Products on Sale

You’ll also find hemp in more and more food and body care products. Here are some that you’ll find in Whole Foods Market stores, many of which will be on sale in our US stores starting today and going through this weekend: Thursday, June 5 through Sunday, June 8.

Availability and limits may vary by region. Contact your store for details. While supplies last. Not available in our Canada or UK stores.

Nature’s Path Organic Hemp Plus Granola

Nature’s Path Organic Hemp Plus Granola

  • Nutty flavor from hemp and flax seeds

  • Crunchy, satisfying rolled oat clusters

  • Contains omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids

  • Provides 5g fiber and 6g protein per serving

Nature's Path Organic Sunny Hemp Granola Bars

  • A crunchy, convenient snack for lunches, travel and all your sunny outdoor adventures

  • Packed with organic hemp, seeds, sunflower seeds and flax seeds

  • Contains 12g whole grains per serving

Nutiva Organic Hemp Seeds

Nutiva Organic Hemp Seeds

  • Cold-processed, raw seeds are shelled and ready to eat

  • Non-GMO Project verified

  • Enjoy as a snack or add to baked goods, cereal, smoothies and yogurt

  • Buying in bulk is a great value and reduces packaging waste

Nutiva Organic Hemp Protein Powder

  • Raw protein supplement

  • Non-GMO Project verified

  • Provides a balance of 50% protein, 20% fiber and 11% fat

  • Sweet flavor and remarkably smooth, light texture

Lundberg Family Farms Hemp-a-Licious Organic Rice Cakes

Lundberg Family Farms Hemp-a-Licious Organic Rice Cakes

  • Made from brown rice with nearly twice the amount of rice in most rice cakes

  • Popped into rice cakes right on the farm!

  • Non-GMO Project verified

Pacific Hemp Non-Dairy Beverage

  • Smooth and creamy with nutty flavor

  • Contains omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids

  • Add to smoothies, cereal and into recipes

Manitoba Harvest Organic Hemp Hearts

Manitoba Harvest Organic Hemp Hearts

  • Raw, shelled, ready-to-eat hemp seeds

  • Non-GMO Project verified

  • Contains essential fatty acids, fiber and 10g protein per serving

  • Add to salads, cereal, yogurt, baked goods or smoothies

Manitoba Harvest Organic Hemp Oil

  • Cold-pressed oil with no preservatives or artificial colors

  • Contains omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids

  • For raw culinary use — add to dressings, or for finishing dishes

Dr. Bronner’s Organic 18-in-1 Hemp Pure-Castile Soap

Dr. Bronner’s Organic 18-in-1 Hemp Pure-Castile Soap

  • Fair trade and Non-GMO Project verified

  • Made with essential oils — no synthetic foaming agents, thickeners or preservatives

  • 100% post-consumer recycled bottles and paper labels

  • Choose from liquid or bars in Almond, Citrus, Orange, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Peppermint, Rose, Tea Tree or Unscented Mild Baby

Have you tried any hemp products or recipes? Tell us about your favorites in the comments below.

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