Friends! We have good news: We publish on 20.02.2021 a cookbook!
For The hemp and CBD health cookbook have Anne and Nico from our team teamed up with the healer Sebastian Vigl to enlighten you in about 140 pages about the health benefits of hemp and CBD in the kitchen. But the book also contains a variety of delicious recipes so you can get started at the stove yourself.
And we're starting a blog series!
But since the topic is quite extensive, we would like to enlighten you step by step and not squeeze everything into one blog article. Instead, we now start the fulminant Hanf in the kitchen blog series (powered by Canna Berlin)! Part one of this series consists first of all to tell you about the health benefits of hemp and to give you such a solid foundation so that you can start right at the stove. This will be worth it for you, because hemp recipes are not only delicious, but also really healthy!
Hemp is a superfood
Because hemp is a superfood. As Superfood one describes food, which is particularly nutrient-rich and therefore beneficial for health and well-being. Mind you, this must be proven by studies, so not every food may simply be declared as a superfood! But hemp is rich in vitamins E and B2, protein, zinc, magnesium, potassium, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and antioxidants; a real nutrient bomb! Those who regularly consume products containing hemp reduce the risk of heart disease and cardiac arrhythmia, for example, due to said omega-3 fatty acid. But also for the brain hemp is a real boon, because he has neuroprotective properties and strengthens the immune system..
Components of hemp, which are suitable for consumption.
Numerous components of hemp are not only suitable for consumption, but also delicious and healthy.
Hemp seeds - small balls full of protein.
Particularly prominent are its seeds! These consist of 35% fats, of which in turn contain 85% unsaturated fatty acids, which are important for our cardiovascular system: Hemp seed, for example, contains linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid that has anti-inflammatory effects, and linolenic acid, which in turn is an omega-3 fatty acid: this balanced ratio of fatty acids ensures the production of endocannabinoids, endogenous cannabis substances that, among other things, relieve inflammation and pain and increase physical well-being. But hemp seeds not only contain these important fatty acids, but they are also among the most protein-rich plant products of all and have more than 30 grams of protein per 100 grams, only soybeans have more of it. This makes them particularly popular with vegetarians and vegans who do without animal protein..
Hemp flour - fiber for your daily needs.
Hemp seeds can also be further processed into hemp flour, namely after the seeds have been deprived of their oil by a gentle cold pressing: What remains is ground into flour. This is a great product because it is rich in protein and fiber. Dietary fiber is particularly important because our diet contains less and less of it, according to a study by the German Nutrition Society, only one in four takes the daily recommended amount of 30 grams to simply. But in hemp flour is still so much more! For example, valuable amino acids, such as tryptophan, which our body needs to form serotonin. Its amino acids valine, leucine and isoleucine, on the other hand, promote muscle building and regeneration. Hemp flour is therefore an optimal source of nutrients, especially for athletes. Particularly convenient: hemp flour is inexpensive, with commercial manufacturers a pound costs just three euros.
Hemp leaves - after all, the eye eats with you!
The iconographic hemp leaf not only looks pretty cool, but is also healthy and delicious. For example, they can be pressed into a delicious hemp juice, which not only contains omega-3 fatty acids already mentioned above, but also numerous cannabinoids that dock to our endocannabinoid system and thus strengthen our immune system. The juice is low in calories, but rich in amino acids, antioxidants and proteins. Hemp leaves can also be made into hemp leaf powder, which you can happily use in baking, but can also be easily added to drinks and soups. Just sprinkle a little hemp leaf powder in your smoothie and treat yourself to an extra dose of iron, magnesium, zinc and calcium..
Hemp flower - CBD tea against headaches and stress.
Last but not least, of course, we must not forget the wonderful blossoms of the hemp plant, which you can namely not only smoke, but also prepare ready to eat to get a nice dose of extra CBD. We recommend you to make a tea from the flowers! How do you do it? It's simple: crumble about a teaspoon of flowers into a large cup and pour boiling water over it, cover the drinking vessel and wait a quarter of an hour. It's best to add some coconut fat to help the body absorb the CBD. If you like it a little sweeter, add some honey or agave juice to your tea - and you're done. The great thing about CBD tea is its multifaceted effectiveness: it relieves nausea, headaches, stress, inflammation and sleep disorders.
Hemp in the kitchen - a paradise of possibilities.
As you can see, almost everything of the hemp plant can be used in the kitchen to prepare a delicious dish or a refreshing drink, which are even healthy. So we recommend you to experiment a little bit with hemp: Put some hemp seeds in your muesli or add some of the flour to your next birthday cake - we are sure: the birthday child and you will be thrilled! And soon we'll have more news about our hemp and CBD health cookbook, which you can now pre-order on all major platforms!
Until then, as always, stay true to us and stay healthy,.
your team of Canna Berlin.