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Hemp Protein Powder - Chemical Free - New Zealand

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This is a raw hemp high protein powder suitable for vegans, vegetarians and anyone who wants to boost proteins in their diet without having to consume whey or soy proteins. This protein powder is an amazing product. With a total complete protein of approximately 45% this is the best of the of seed & nut based complete proteins.

This hemp protein powder is a lovely green in colour has a sweet, light, nutty flavour and is fine enough to add to any baking, drink, meal or product. You will not find a better quality anywhere else and this is the best price hemp protein powder available.

Absolutely perfect for your morning smoothie. It is more easily digested and tastes amazing. If you are looking for more proteins in your diet, eating hemp protein powder is a great to do it.

Why hemp protein?
Hemp contains a complete easily digestible vegetable protein with all the essential amino acids. On top of having all of the amino acids, hemp protein also is 90% digestible meaning that only 10% of the protein is passed out of the digestive tract without being digested. While this is not as high as egg, typically with a 97% digestion level, it is a lot higher than soy which typically comes in at 78% or lower. Meat and fish are around the 94% mark. Peanuts have a higher digestibility at around 95% but only 25% of the peanut is actually protein whereas our hemp protein powder is 45%.

Unlike the many refined “isolate” protein powders on the market today which are heated & processed extensively, our hemp protein powder is created by cold-pressing raw non-GMO hemp seeds to separate off some of the oil, next milling them into a fine flour-like powder at low temperatures, then mechanically sieving the powder to remove some of the fibre. The process uses no solvents, fillers or additives. It is kosher, gluten-free, vegan and raw.

The cold-press and cold-milling processes used to create this hemp protein powder make sure that valuable enzymes are protected and the many minerals, vitamins and micronutrients remain intact.

Hemp is a seed & not a nut
With hemp protein, we are able to mechanically separate some of the insoluble fibre which results in the higher protein levels. We are not adding anything, just taking away. No chemicals are used in the separation process, it is a proprietary screening process but because it is mechanical, it is far from perfect and leaves a lot of the fibre still in the product, as much as 20% of protein powder is in fact, fibre. It is also the best kind of fibre, the insoluble kind, the very same they are using wood fibres for, only the fibre in hemp protein is of an excellent quality. In our opinion, there is no better place to get fibre. There is simply no better fibre then hemp fibre.

It's gluten free
Hemp seed is 100% gluten free.

Would you like to lose fat, gain muscle and improve athletic performance?
A rich source of bioavailable protein, Hemp Protein delivers a hefty 22g per 60g serving! Taken in conjunction with a regular exercise program, it can significantly help muscle recovery and growth. And, unlike other protein powders, it naturally contains the perfect balance of Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, which have been shown to aid thermogenesis (fat-burning). Many people say that it is very sustaining, eating hemp protein curbs their appetite for hours, leaving them with energy to spare!

Are you a vegan or vegetarian fed up with soy?
Hemp contains all 10 essential amino acids, making it the only balanced, complete source of vegan protein. For those wanting to avoid soy products, hemp protein powder can provide a tasty, high-protein alternative in a very convenient form. Ideal for vegan athletes and growing vegan kids!

Do protein powders upset your stomach?
The greatest proportion of protein in hemp is edestin, the type most easily used by the human body. Edestin is similar to those proteins found in the human body that are pre-cursors to components such as hormones, hemoglobin, enzymes and antibodies. Edestin comprises 65% of the protein in hemp seeds, offering benefits for immunity and communication between cells. Edestin also aids digestion and is considered the backbone of our cells’ DNA. Hemp’s edestin content is the highest in the plant kingdom.

The remainder of hemp’s protein occurs in the form of albumin, which ranks close to edestin in terms of bio-availability and quick conversion to amino acids.The combination of these two types of protein in one superfood seed make hemp protein the closest match for our human protein needs and the gold standard for vegan protein.

Compare this to soy and whey protein powders, which may cause digestive disturbances leading to bloating and flatulence. Soy naturally contains substances that inhibit the enzyme trypsin, interfering with digestion, and even very low-lactose varieties of whey can still contain enough lactose to upset sensitive stomachs. Neither soy nor whey contains Edestin protein. Hemp protein powder is also a healthy source of dietary fibre, chlorophyll, and minerals including magnesium, iron, zinc and potassium. It also supplies powerful antioxidants including alpha-beta, gamma and delta-tocopherol and alpha tocotrienol.

More and more people are realizing the benefits of eating food that is “live,” raw, or unheated, so that its life-giving enzymes are still active. Our hemp protein powder is manufactured using cold-processing technology that keeps the enzymes, natural antioxidants, vitamins and minerals intact. This makes it easier for the body to recognize as “real food,” and so makes it easier to assimilate. It also contains chlorophyll, a natural detoxifier!

Hemp protein is recognized as a complete/balanced vegetarian source of amino acids; EFA’s; natural anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, fibre and chlorophyll. Our hemp protein powder is the perfect high performance vegetarian whole food and may be used in place of other protein supplements. It is easily digested (no enzyme inhibitors) and can be added into any diet.|

Amino Acids Profile (Per 15gServing)

Alanine 0.5g, Arginine 2.4g, Aspartic Acid 1.8g, Cystine 0.3g, Glutamic Acid 2.8g, Glycine 0.5g, Histidine 0.5g, Isoleucine 0.5g, Leucine 0.8g, Lysine 0.4g, Methionine 0.3g, Phenylalanine 0.5g, Proline 0.7g, Serine 0.8g, Threonine 0.7g, Tryptophan 0.1g, Tyrosine 0.4g, Valine 0.7g.

Ingredients: 100% organic raw hemp protein powder.

Serving Suggestions: Add to smoothies, juices, yoghurt, energy bars and animal feed. Combine with hemp seed oil, hemp seed meal & cacao powder & agave syrup to make a sweet hemp pesto or curry powder &/or herbs to make a savoury hemp pesto.

FAQ

What is the difference between hemp flakes, hemp flour & hemp protein powder?
Hemp seeds are crushed to produce oil hemp flakes.  The hemp flakes are then ground to make hemp flour. Hemp flour is medium fine consistency. To make hemp protein powder the hemp flour is mechanically sieved to remove some of the insoluble fibre. Hemp protein powder contains 45% protein compared with 30% protein in hemp flakes & hemp flour.  Hemp protein powder is ground much more finely than hemp flour & is lighter in colour & lighter & sweeter in taste.

Hemp Protein Powder: 30% Protein: Chemical Free: NZ

Hemp Protein Powder: 45% Protein: Food Grade Animal Feed: Chemical Free - NZ

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Crushed Hemp Seeds - 30% protein: Food Grade Animal Feed: Chemical Free - NZ

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Grown naturally without chemicals on the Canterbury Plains of New Zealand, these pure food-grade crushed hemp seeds are the by product of making hemp oil. The whole seeds are first crushed to expel the oil and these crushed seed flakes are what remains of the seeds. 

They have a delicious nutty flavour and can supplement any feed mix.

For pets, horses, fish, birds or animals of any kind!

New seasons crushed hemp seeds are in stock now!

Crushed hemp seeds are a rich source of protein, being over 30% high-quality proteins. It is also a great source of Omega essential fatty acids including Omega-3, -6 and -9, is high in energy and also high in fibre.  Crushed hemp seeds contain about 9 - 10% of the oil of the whole seeds.

Store in a dark, cool place. Shelf life is at least one year. Once opened, crushed hemp seeds should be kept in in a airtight container and are best consumed within 3 months.

Under NZFSA regulations, hemp seed flakes are only able to be sold as animal feed though it is legal for humans to consume.

Hemp Seed Protein Powder - 30% Protein: Animal Grade - Animal Feed: Chemical Free - NZ

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Our new hemp seed protein powder is a medium-ground animal grade quality product.


Grown naturally without chemicals on the Canterbury Plains of New Zealand, hemp seed flour is made from the pure milled food-grade hemp seed flakes above. 

This hemp seed flour is not recommended for human use. We recommend the 30% and 45% hemp protein powder above for humans.

It can supplement any feed mix for pets, horses, fish, birds or animals of any kind!

Hemp seed flour is a rich source of complete protein, being over 30% high-quality proteins. It is also a great source of Omega essential fatty acids including Omega-3, -6 and -9, is high in energy and also high in fibre.  Hemp seed flour contains about 9 - 10% of the oil of the whole seeds.

Store in a dark, cool place. Shelf life is at least one year. Once opened, hemp seed flour should be kept in the fridge and is best consumed within 3 months.

Under NZFSA regulations, hemp seed flour is only able to be sold as animal feed though it is legal for humans to consume.

Hempseed Oil - Pure Cold-Pressed Extra Virgin - Organic Uncertified - NZ

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We are pleased to offer the high quality culinary hemp seed oil, created from the finest locally harvested hemp.

Hempseed oil is a miracle of nature. Its unique properties offer fantastic nutritional, health and skin-care benefits...and good taste has never been so fabulous.

Rich, nutty and delicate in flavour, this oil contains the only naturally-occurring and perfectly balanced nutritional balance of Essential Fatty Acids, Omega 6 and Omega 3. Hempseed oil is just now coming on the market and supercedes all existing oils that have been used to obtain EFAs in the past (ie flax seed oil, evening primrose oil and borage oil) - what's more, it's the first delicious edible oil to accomplish this.

We now have two blends of hemp oil available:

Mild - very sweet & mild
and
Tasty - This oil has a stronger nuttier flavour.

Hempseed oil is cold-pressed to ensure that key nutrients, enzymes and acids are not destroyed and health benefits are maximised.

A delicious full-flavoured salad, drizzling and dipping oil, hemega3™ hempseed oil is a fresh and very healthy alternative. hempseed oil is recommended as a base for salad dressings and pasta oils and it enhances the flavour of fish, seafood, meats and vegetables.

The human body uses fatty acids from food for building tissues and for specialised functions such as the production of prostaglandins, localised tissue hormones. One major group of fatty acids is called essential fatty acids, which are polyunsaturated, and include two major groups, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. They are called “essential” because the body cannot make them and thus, must obtain them from food sources.

Hemp seed oil is the only edible seed oil to contain over 80% polyunsaturated EFA's and boasts not only the optimum ratio of Omega 3 and Omega 6, but also GLA and SDA.

What is the 'optimum Omega ratio' all about?
Research data suggests that the optimum ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 for the ultimate human health ranges from 3:1 to 5:1. The World Health Organisation (Sweden/Japan) recognises this optimum ratio to be 3:1. Studies in western populations today show that a typical diet has a ratio range of 10:1 to 20:1 - see illustration >

It is likely that excess refined foods, dairy and a lack of whole foods have contributed to this lack of balance, and in turn, our failing health. Through adjusting our diet to allow more natural intake of these EFA's, we can improve our cellular health and maximise long-term vitality.

What about GLA and SDA Essential Fatty Acids?
Incorporating GLA and SDA into our diets helps our bodies assimilate fatty acids (ie the omegas). The edibility of hemp seed oil is particularly beneficial as an alternative to other GLA rich sources (ie sunflower or evening primrose oil). Adding GLA to the diet seems to lower risks of heart attacks because omega-3 fatty acids reduce the clotting tendency of the blood and improve cholesterol profiles. They also have a natural anti-inflammatory effect, making GLA and SDA useful for people with arthritis and autoimmune disorders

Health Benefits of Hemp Seed Oil
Essential fatty acids perform a major role in the human body, and we must obtain them from food sources to derive the health benefits as listed below:

Hormonal Balance
Hemp is the only edible seed containing GLA and magnesium-rich chlorophyll, both which are beneficial in helping with PMS conditions including breast tenderness, bloating, cramping and other discomforts.

Cardiovascular Tonic
Omega-3 oils have been shown in hundreds of studies to lower triglycerides and cholesterol levels - they are also effective in decreasing blood pressure, platelet stickiness and fibrinogen levels. Numerous studies have shown that the substitution of polyunsaturated fats for saturated fats can reduce the risk of sudden cardiac arrest and high blood cholosterol levels. Research has found that for every 1% increase in omega-3, there was a 5mm Hg decrease in systolic, diastolic and mean blood pressure. These EFA's, especially GLA, have also been found beneficial in both treating and offering protection against various cancers.

Inflammation + Allergies
Omega-3 helps produce PG3 (prostaglandin 3 series), the anti-inflammatory chemicals that work as local hormones in the human body. Numerous studies show that EFAs have positive results in the treatment of many chronic diseases including eczema, itchy skin, acne, psoriasis, lupus and ulcerative colitis.

Arthritis
Key fatty acids found in hemp seed oil provide long-term support and maintenance of arthritic conditions, including rheumatoid athritis.

Metabolism + Nerve
Function
The omega-3 fatty acids help nerve cells communicate with each other, which is an essential step in maintaining good mental health. EFAs have been shown to work with oxygen and enhance electron transport, key activities in energy output within the cell as well as enhance nerve cell insulation.

Skin Health
Hemp seed oil provides EFAs necessary for maintaining health and flexible skin cell membranes as well as exerting anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.

Immunity
EFAs enhance immune function, speed up the rate of immune reactions, help to re-establish population control over intestinal bacteria and improve cellular energy for removing waster materials.

Physical Performance
Omega-3 fatty acids help support the cardiovascular system during exercise and also reduce the negative effect of intense exercise on the immune system.

The hemp is grown organically & processed without chemicals & under 45 degrees Celsius. Organic certification will be applied for at some time in the future.

 

Hempseed Oil - Pure Cold-Pressed Extra Virgin - Mild - Organic Uncertified - In dark glass bottle - NZ

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Hempseed Oil - Pure Cold-Pressed Extra Virgin - Tasty - Organic Uncertified - In dark glass bottle - NZ

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This oil has a stronger nuttier flavour.

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Lucuma Powder - Raw Planet - Organic

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Lúcuma (Loo-Ku-Mah) whole fruit powder is our favourite gourmet addition to all raw sweeties! It's got a rich, creamy texture and will turn your raw food creations into gourmet heavenly delights. Lúcuma powder is really versatile and tasty, blending easily and well with ice-creams, baby food, yogurts, pies, cakes, cookies, smoothies, chocolate bars and desserts of all kinds.

Lúcuma is a nutrient dense fruit from Peru. Lúcuma's posh title is lúcuma obovata or pouteria obovata. The tree is long lived, evergreen, and belongs to the Sapotaceae family -- so it's similar to the canistel and sapote. It smells divine, and tastes like maple syrup flavoured ice-cream! In Peru, the yellowy-orange fruit pulp is added to ice-cream and is Peru's favourite flavour.

Lúcuma fruit is an excellent source of carbohydrates, fibre, vitamins and minerals. It has lots of beta-carotene, niacin (B3) and iron.

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This exotic Peruvian fruit is also known as the "Gold of the Incas", and is also one of the lost crops of the Incas. Peruvian culture is steeped in traditions rich in fine foods and cultural culinary delights. The Lúcuma name has been honored both spiritually and culinary since ancient times. Today, this fruit is still prominent in contemporary celebrations.

The Lúcuma tree was first seen and reported by Europeans in Ecuador in 1531. Archaeologists have found it frequently depicted on ceramics at burial sites of the indigenous people of coastal Peru. It is native and cultivated in the highlands of western Chile and Peru and possibly southeastern Ecuador where it is known to have been cultivated since ancient times. It is grown also, to a limited extent, in the Andes of eastern Bolivia and the fruit is sold in the markets of La Paz. It is most popular in central Chile, less so in Ecuador. In 1776, it was reported as planted only in the warmest parts of northern Chile. In 1912, there were a few trees growing in gardens around San José, Costa Rica where the lucmo was introduced by returning exiles in the first half of the 19th Century. In 1915, O.F. Cook collected seeds at Ollantaytambo, Peru, for the United States Department of Agriculture (S.P.I. #41332). In January of 1922, Wilson Popenoe introduced seeds from Santiago, Chile (S.P.I. #54653). There have been several attempts to grow the tree in southern Florida. It has not lived long. One specimen actually bore fruit at the Fairchild Tropical Garden, developed galls, and eventually succumbed. Lúcuma grows well in parts of Mexico and Hawaii but the fruit is not widely favoured.

Nutrition Information
Serving Size 10g

Per Serve

Per 100g

Energy

137.7kj

1377kj

Protein

0.14g

1.4g

Fat, total

0.24g

2.4g

Sugars

1.48g

14.8g

Fiber

0.23g

2.3g

Calcium

9.2mg

92mg

Phosphorus

18.6mg

186mg

Thiamine

0.02mg

0.2mg

Ascorbic Acid

1.1mg

11mg

Riboflavin

0.03mg

0.3mg


In addition Lucuma has various types of sugar: in 100g of dry pulp you find 8.4g of glucose, fructose 4.7g, sucrose 1.7g and inostol 0.06g.

Serving Suggestions: Just add a spoonful to your favourite raw desserts, bars or smoothies. Make a coulis from lúcuma and raw agave nectar. Yummy!!!

Maca Root Powder - Raw Planet - Organic

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Maca (Lepidium Peruvianum Chacon) is a Peruvian root vegetable that looks very much like a turnip or radish. It is grown in the Junin district of the peruvian andes at an altitude of between 4,100 and 4,500 m above sea level, a region of intense sunlight, winds and below freezing temperatures, where no other crops can survive.

Maca is considered to be one the best natural foods due to its excellent and scientifically tested properties.

Health benefits of Maca:
Maca contains high amounts of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, all the essential amino acids and it contains nearly 60 phytochemicals. The extraordinary health benefits of Maca are due to the way it promotes optimal functioning of the hypothalamus and pituitary master glands. Maca contains unique alkaloids that stimulate the master glands, which in turn improves the overall functioning of the endocrine system.

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Maca was originally domesticated by the Pumpush people of Junin in Peru, a pre-incan culture, who subsisted on it as their main staple crop. Maca plant was domesticated about 2,000 years ago by the Incas; primitive cultivars of maca have been found in archaeological sites dating back as far as 1,600 B.C.

The plant is grown from seed and root maturation generally occurs within seven months. Its appearance may be described as a shrub with a low-growing, mat-like stem arrangement, small, off­white flowers, and scalloped leaves. The root can be one of several colors (cream, cream-purple, purple or black) and is of comparable shape to a turnip or radish.

Traditionally, native medicine practitioners and herbalists have recommended maca for:
*  Treating menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and depression, as an alternative to hormone replacement therapy [HRT]
*  Stimulating and regulating the endocrine system
*   Regulating and normalizing menstrual cycles
*  Stimulating fertility in both men and women
*  Supporting the immune system
*  Increasing energy, stamina and endurance, reducing chronic fatigue
*  Enhancing libido, treating impotence
*  Revitalizing seniors, mentally and physically

We are pleased to offer gelatinised maca as well as normal maca powder.  The gelatinised maca is put through a heated extrusion process after harvest and before it is milled. During the gelatinization process, long chains of starches contained in the Maca Root powder are unfolded, increasing the digestibility degree, also known as Gelatinization Index, which, in the case of our product reaches up to a 98+% index. This process concentrates the active ingredients which means you can absorb more of the essential nutrients.

How does Maca Work?
Maca, like Ginseng, is an adaptogen and therefore adapts to your bodies metabolism and particular needs to achieve an overall sense of wellbeing and optimal functioning. Through balancing and optimizing the functioning of the hypothalamus and pituitary master glands it also balances and optimizes the functioning of the adrenal glands, the thyroid and the pancreas. Because the levels of oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone are optimized this in turn helps regulate ovarian function and enables the adrenals to produce enough hormones to avoid symptoms during menopause.

Due to this overall affect of maca on the hormonal system and high level of protein it also acts as an effective whole food mucsle building agent.

Maca also remineralizes the body, due to its high mineral content, making up for the lack of minerals in modern diets and conventionally grown fruit and vegetables. Maca has such a high mineral content due to the soils and environment in which it is grown. The cooperative of indigenous maca growers who grow our maca leave the soil fallow for 5 years after each maca crop so that the soils regenerate completely with minerals.

Nutrition Information
Raw and Organic Maca Powder
Serving Size 5g

 

Per Serve

Per 100g

Energy

70.5kj

1411kj

Protein

0.7g

14g

Fat, total

<1g

<1.02g

   - saturated

<1g

<1g

Carbohydrate-total

3.47g

69.4g

   - sugars

1.56g

31.3g

Sodium

1.95mg

39mg


- Can Sugar free
- Gluten free
- Fair Trade
- Dairy free
- Low GI
- Vegan

Ingredients: Organic Maca Powder

Dosage
For the ancient Incans and modern day Peruvians, especially in the Junin district of the Andes, maca is a staple food. So you can eat as much as you like, the more you eat the more energy and overall vigour you will experience. Maca is non-toxic, has no dangerous side affects and no withdrawal symptoms. So the quantity you can take really depends on what you want to achieve. This is why we do not put Maca into capsules and why we make it available at an affordable price so that people can consume it in appropriate quantities and experience the full benefit.

To start off with we recommend 1 teaspoon (if you feel a little queazy in the stomach reduce it to 1/2 a teaspoon for several days until your body adjusts to it). Then you can build up to 25g a day or approximately 5 teaspoons.

The only warning we have is that if you have a partner and you are taking lots of maca we recommend that your partner also take maca as it is a potent aphrodisiac - if you are concerned about this then just reduce the amount you are taking.

Serving Suggestions
Maca has a distinctive malt like flavour. Some people like eating it straight as it is by the spoonful. As maca dissolves easily you can mix it into juices, smoothies and other recipes

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