Hemp Plant Braham and Murray Braham and Murray Braham and Murray



ABOUT HEMP

Hemp is one of the oldest and most sustainable crops to be grown in the world. It is highly nutritious, extremely versatile, and is great for the environment. Hemp seed has been used as a food ingredient since Egyptian times. It is now experiencing a huge revival as consumers continue to seek more nutritious, plant-based sources of protein, fibre and minerals that are also allergen free. In light of these growing consumer trends hemp is now highly relevant for a wide range of products and sectors due to its spectacular health and environmental credentials.

The hemp plant looks similar to the cannabis plant, but there the similarity ends. The big difference is that hemp contains no tetrahydrocannibol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient found in cannabis. Food grade hemp is fully approved by the government for use in all food products.

THE HEMP SEED

All Braham & Murray Ingredients are made from hemp seed. A true super seed, hemp is naturally rich in protein, fibre, Omega 3, vitamins & minerals and is free from all known allergens: gluten, nuts, GMO, lactose, dairy, soya, phytoestrogen and pesticides. Whole hemp seed contains approximately 25% Protein, 35% Oil, 29% Dietary fibre and a mix of minerals, iron and zinc.

The oil in hemp seed is naturally rich in Omega 3 and GLA. These are the essential fats that support healthy brain function, skin health, the immune system and normal growth and function.  The most interesting fact is that hemp contains the most effective type of Omega 3 of any plant, easily absorbed by our bodies. The fats in hemp seed are good fats.  Hemp Oil contains 40% less saturated fat and 25 times more Omega 3 than Olive Oil. Just one glug (10 ml) of hemp seed oil provides more than our entire recommended daily intake of Omega 3 as well as the same amount of Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) typically found in 6 Evening Primrose Oil capsules.

Hemp Protein

Hemp protein is one of the very few plant-based sources of complete protein. It naturally contains all 20 amino acids, including all 9 essential ones that our bodies cannot produce themselves so must be provided by food.

In addition to the amino acid content, the ratio of these amino acids defines a protein’s quality. Hemp seed contains a desirable ratio of amino acids, making it closer to the quality of animal-based proteins than almost any other plant. In fact, protein in hemp is one of the very few plant proteins to contain the same amino acid profile as milk, meat and eggs.

Today, with our much greater understanding of the performance and efficacy of ingredients, hemp is fast becoming the gold standard of naturally healthy and tasty nutrition.

Hemp & the Environment

Hemp is one of the most environmentally friendly plants on earth making it a perfect ingredient for socially conscious brands. In the face of increasing demand from consumers for food brands to act responsibly and use sustainable, environmentally friendly, natural ingredients, hemp holds it head up high under the most severe scrutiny. There really is no down side.

One of the oldest sustainable crops, it grows in just 4 months from planting, naturally regenerates the soil it grows in and does not need pesticides or herbicides. Hemp is an excellent sequester of carbon dioxide (CO2) - 1m2 of hemp breathes in the same amount of CO2 as 1m2 of forest - and every bit of the plant can be used, the seed for healthy food and the stalk for natural fibre and eco-building materials.