Can Hemp Seeds be considered raw???
How can Hemp Seeds be considered raw when they are not viable and extremely hybridized. Wild Hemp Seeds is the same thing as Wild Cannabis Seeds, the hemp plant people grow is man-made to not produce any psychoactive ingredients in the flowers. And then they do something to them so they are not viable(will not sprout), so how is this raw???
It may not be raw, but I know it is one of the few seeds I can eat and my body won't react badly to.
I have not seen documentation on the not viable and hybridized part, can you provide that so I can look at it??
here you go... Damn GOV!
Well first of all, in the USA you can't get 100% raw&live seeds, its illegal, they must be made unable to sprout in order to sell, so its either shell, sterilization, powdering it, oil, making a seed butter out of it or anything else you can come up with, I guess your best option is shelled, they are not live&whioe but still raw in a sense because not heat was used, second of all they are not man-made to not produce psychoactive ingredients, its just breeding certain genetics till they came up with a strain of cannabis that produce very low THC(the psychoactive chemical) and has a very high fiber %, you can compare it to dog breeds, its really the same idea, no GMO or anything like that.
They are not man-made but by man-made I meant they are hybridized so much that who knows how good they are for you. It is the same with seedless bananas, they are not man-made but they are in a sense that they wouldn't exist without man. The hemp species they grow and sell would not exist without man. Wild Hemp is far more nutritional then hybridized version. I agree shelled hemp seeds are better then buying whole hemp seed, but these go bad very quickly, do not have nutritional content of whole seed and should be kept to a minimum. I think for the price they just aren't worth the product. You can get all the nutrition of hemp seeds from lots of other seeds. Like chia and freshly ground flax seeds. Or if you're adventurous grow your own hemp for food, my 2 cents.
During my 38 year career in public safety, I have met a large number of people who developed rather bizarre side affects after growing their own hemp. Side affects such as: extended absenteeism from home and work; feelings of isolation; chafing of the wrist and occasionaly the ankles; desire for institutionalized cuisine: and a strong sense of paranoia particularly regarding bars of soap on shower room floors. Some day maybe we will all be able to grow our own hemp for food, nutritional supplements, paper, rope, clothing, and what ever other useful purpose one can come up with, but for now it is illegal and so might I suggest that we all continue to buy commercial hemp.
Can't buy viable hemp seeds in the USA??!!! Arghs!!! I sprout them and they're lovely. Ideal for making seed milk and throwing a few into smoothies (if you don't mind the occasional bit of shell). As far as I'm aware, they come from a variety of Cannabis sativa that contains either trace amounts of THC or none at all, so if you grow them at home they're useless for schmokin'. Laws are stupid though.
I was wondering actually, since in Ireland it's legal to have cannabis seeds but illegal to grow plants, where do sprouted seeds come in? Could I be convicted of possessing sprouted hemp? Hmmm...
I don't quite remember where I got them (somewhere online, either rawguru or realrawfoods, maybe?) but I do have whole hemp seeds in the US and I have sprouted them. Bought them last year with no issues. Awesome food!