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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Organic Hempmilk. And It's Canadian!

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods and Oils has introduced Hemp Bliss, what they're calling "the world's first certified organic hempmilk."

An article by Jean LaMantia, a registered dietitian at the Adelaide Health Clinic, in the Toronto Star adds some details.

Ingredients: Filtered water, organic hemp seeds, organic evaporated cane juice, xanthan gum; vanilla flavour has organic vanilla, and chocolate flavour has organic fair trade cocoa powder and organic chocolate flavour.

Nutritional breakdown: 110 calories per 250 ml (1 cup); 7 g carbohydrate (1 g fibre, 6g sugar); 5 g protein; 7 g fat (0.7 g saturated, 0 g trans, 1.2 g omega-3, 4g omega-6); vanilla and chocolate flavours have a higher carbohydrate level at 14 g (13 g sugar) and 16 g (15 g sugar), respectively.


According to Luther Chell, business development manager for Manitoba Harvest, the fact that the hemp beverage is non-fortified is a big selling point for its consumers. In addition, Hemp Bliss has the highest level of omega-3 fat compared with milk and non-dairy beverages.

The price is C$4.99 for a 32 oz. container. You can check on the Manitoba Harvest web site for a list of the stores that sell their products in the U.S., though.

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