It amazes me that with all the obesity, diabetes, and general ill-health of the American public, that we are overlooking a major nutritional food source: hemp.
I once was drinking a smoothie at work that had hemp powder in it, turning it a weird beige color. A co-worker asked me why my fruit drink was brown, and I answered “I add hemp powder.” He immediately covered his ears and said “too much information,” walking away before I could clarify that hemp is not marijuana.
This misconception seems to be common; I have a difficult time finding hemp powder, even in health food stores. One grocery store carries hemp milk, but it is very expensive. Sometimes I buy it anyway, just to encourage the store to keep carrying it and perhaps stock more hemp products.
Here is a link to an exceptional article about the nutritional value of hemp: HEMP SEED: The Most Nutritionally Complete Food Source In The World.