Iecavnieks hemp seed butter
The healthiest hemp seed food is believed to be hemp seed spread, also known as hemp seed butter. It contains fat, protein, carbohydrates and fibre. Hemp seed spread is roasted and ground, or ground hemp seed.
Iecavnieks produces a hemp seed spread called ‘Kaņepju pavalgs’ (hemp butter). It consists of ground hemp seeds, rapeseed oil and a little salt.
Hemp seeds are rich in plant proteins, amino acids, fibre, carbohydrates, calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and other compounds, as well as oil containing Omega-3 and Omega-6 unsaturated fatty acids, which are beneficial for the body.
Hemp seeds can be eaten whole, sprouted, ground or made into milk.
To maximise the absorption of the valuable nutrients in hemp seeds, it is best to eat them ground.
Hemp seeds have a wide range of medicinal properties. They strengthen immunity, clean the arteries and prevent the build-up of cholesterol plaque. Hemp seeds relieve stress and insomnia. They are used to treat metabolic disorders. Consumption of hemp promotes lactation in new mothers. For children, the inclusion of hemp seeds in the diet promotes growth by stimulating appetite, vitality and strength.
Hemp is an ancient crop native to southern Asia. Hemp was introduced to Latvia by caravans as early as in the 8th century. In ancient times, it was used in a wider variety of ways than today, as a fibre for textiles, food and medicine. For our ancestors, hemp seeds were one of the main sources of protein during fasting instead of meat and milk. For some time, their cultivation and use were neglected. But recently, as part of the effort to improve and preserve the environment, hemp is being cultivated throughout the world. The demand for natural fibres is increasing. In recent years, hemp cultivation has also developed in Latvia.
Iecavnieks & Co hemp butter does not contain THC, the narcotic substance found in the green parts of hemp.