ABOUT HEMP

THE HEMP EXPERTS

Good Hemp are world leaders in innovation and production of hemp seed ingredients. The company began in 1998 when our founders Henry Braham and Glynis Murray started experimenting with hemp seeds in their farm in Devon UK. Since then the business has grown developing a unique expertise from growing the crop to setting quality standards, from developing processing techniques to understanding relevant applications and consumer trends in health, wellbeing and clean label foods.

Good Hemp are the only manufacturer using both dry and wet fractionation to produce unique clean and durable products such as our 75% and 85% hemp protein isolates and hemp cream.

NUTRITIONAL CHARACTERISTICS

• Sugar-free (<1%)

• Very low in sodium/salt (0.01g-trace)

• High in fibre (69% in hemp fibre)

• High in protein (up to 85% in our white isolate), containing all essential Amino Acids and edestin and albumin

• High in Polyunsaturated Fat

• with vitamin A, D, E & Minerals

FATS

The fats in Hemp Seeds are almost entirely polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), fatty acids that our bodies can’t make, and which are essential for us to consume in our food. Omega-6 (linoleic acid) and Omega-3 (alpha-linolenic acid) fatty acids are both PUFAs, and while Omega-6’s are common in many vegetable oils, nuts and seeds, hemp stands out for delivering the perfect balance for humans of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acids of approximately 3:1. According to research the ideal ratio of Omega 6 and Omega 3 should be from 1:1 to 4:1. An excess amount of Omega 6 fatty acid will inhibit the effect of the Omega 3.

30g hemp seeds contains approximately 570mg of GLA. Gamma linolenic acid (GLA) a precursor required in the body for synthesis of hormones.

PROTEINS

Hemp Seeds contain 50% more protein, ounce-for-ounce, than almonds, chia or flax seeds.
Hemp Seeds contain all 8 essential amino acids and so are a complete plant-based protein. In fact, hemp seeds contain 20 amino acids. Hemp is especially high in Edestin and Albumin, globular proteins that are easily digested and easy for our bodies to metabolise and utilise. Hemp seeds contain high amounts of the amino acid Arginine, which produces nitric oxide in our bodies. Nitric oxide has been shown to have possible positive effects on the circulatory system that reduce the risk of heart disease.
Why Are Amino Acids Important?
A human being needs 20 amino acids to survive: Eight are essential and must be obtained from food; two are conditionally essential and can be synthesized if all the eight essential amino acids are consumed. No other plant or animal source, aside from hemp, contains the ten amino acids necessary for health. Nor do any of them contain the fatty acid ratio essential for life.

VITAMINS

• Source of Vitamin A
Vitamin A contributes to the normal metabolism of iron, the maintenance of the condition of the mucosae and skin, the proper functioning of the immune system, the process of cell specializations, and contributes to the maintenance of normal vision;
• Source of Vitamin D
Vitamin D contributes to normal blood calcium levels, is important for the absorption of calcium and phosphorus and (or) their uptake, the maintenance of normal bone and dental health and muscle functions, the proper functioning of the immune system, and has a role in the process of cell division;
• Source of Vitamin E
Vitamin E contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.

MINERALS

Hemp seeds are rich in minerals important for our health. 30g of Hemp Shelled Seeds (Hearts) or Hemp Protein 46% contains 20-45% of the RDA of vitamins B1 and B6, iron, magnesium and zinc. Some of these can be hard to obtain enough of on a plant-based diet – but hemp delivers uniquely high amounts of what our bodies need.

ALLERGEN FREE

Hemp seeds don’t contain any gluten and don’t contain tree or ground nut allergens. Our facilities are 100% free of gluten or any other allergens and we test our hemp seeds upon receipt for gluten from cross contamination.