The plant sterols and well-balanced omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in this renewable resource ease inflammation, slow the effects of aging, and fight disease. Did we mention hemp is also incredibly eco? Try these hemp variations.
Comprising 75 percent to 80 percent polyunsaturated fats, this slightly nutty oil is an ideal salad-dressing base. But don't use it for frying; intense direct heat can produce unhealthy trans fats.
TRY: Nutiva Organic Cold-Pressed Hemp Oil
After seeds are pressed for oil, the byproduct is milled into flour. Naturally gluten free, this flour tends to be heavy on its own, so for baked goods combine with equal parts tapioca flour.
TRY: Prairie Emerald Hemp Flour
High-protein hemp milk is rich, creamy, dairy free, and may not trigger as many allergies as nut and dairy milks. Tasty over ice or mixed into oatmeal.
TRY: Living Harvest Vanilla Hempmilk
Whole or hulled hempseeds are some of the only edible seeds that contain gamma-linolenic acid, an essential fatty acid that strengthens the nervous system. Add to cereals, salads, and baked goods.
TRY: Manitoba Harvest Hemp Seed