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WHAT IS HEMP? And why Hemp is widely considered the finest plant-based protein!

Hemp cultivation fields

Hemp is a versatile plant cultivated for thousands of years for a wide range of uses. From textiles to food to medicine, hemp has played an essential role in human society throughout history. But what exactly is hemp, and what makes it so unique?

Hemp belongs to the cannabis plant family but is significantly different to marijuana in several ways. While marijuana contains a high concentration of THC, the psychoactive component responsible for the "high" associated with cannabis use, hemp contains very little (less than 0.035%) to none.

For millennia, hemp has been used to manufacture a variety of things such as clothes, paper, rope, and building materials. Hemp plant fibres are exceptionally strong and durable, making it a great material for textiles and other applications requiring strength and endurance.

In recent years, hemp has gained popularity as a superfood, particularly in the form of hemp protein powder and hemp seed oil which is extracted from the seeds.

Hemp protein is rich in fatty acids and shown to have potential health benefits such as reducing inflammation, support of gut health, and improving heart health, just to name a few.

  • Hemp protein powder is a sustainable source of protein derived from hemp seeds. Hemp seeds do not contain the psychoactive component THC and is completely legal for consumption in New Zealand. You can learn more about the regulations and rules on the Ministry of Health website (

  • The production process for hemp protein powder starts with removing the shells of the hemp seed hearts, pressing them, and milling down the hemp to create a smooth and finely ground powder. What differentiates hemp protein powder from other protein powders in the market is that:

  • It's natural and free from any dairy, gluten, and soy allergens, making it the ultimate complete protein source for anyone. And despite being a vegan protein source, it is loaded with various beneficial vitamins and minerals [1].

  • It contains all 9 essential amino acids vital for building muscle and regulating the immune system [2]. These essential amino acids are building blocks of protein that our bodies cannot make and can only be gained through our diets [3]. This means you don't need to look any further than hemp protein powder to supplement your diet with high-quality protein and essential amino acids.

  • It is a rich source of nutrients [4]. It is a good source of dietary fibre – both soluble and insoluble [5], which promotes healthy digestion and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

  • It’s also rich in healthy fats and contain the optimal amount of these fatty acids for maintaining cardiovascular health [1], brain functioning and reducing inflammation [4].

  • Hemp protein powder is also a rich source of minerals and antioxidants with numerous health benefits.

Here at Ocean and Green Organics, our hemp protein and seaweed capsules are made from the highest quality non-GMO hemp seeds grown in New Zealand. They contain 359 mg of pure protein powder plus naturally occurring amino acids, omega 3 and 6 with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, all conveniently packaged for your consumption. Unlike other protein powders on the market, our hemp seed protein powder has a clean, neutral, and walnutty flavour that is sure to please your taste buds.

With its natural, nutritious goodness, you can feel good about incorporating it into your daily routine.

So, if you're looking for a high-quality protein source that is organic, vegan, and free from dairy, gluten, and soy allergens, look no further than our hemp capsules.


1. Rodriguez-Leyva, D. and G.N. Pierce, The cardiac and haemostatic effects of dietary hempseed. Nutrition & metabolism, 2010. 7(1): p. 1-9.

2. Lopez, M.J. and S.S. Mohiuddin, Biochemistry, Essential Amino Acids, in StatPearls. 2023, StatPearls Publishing

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3. Millward, D.J., et al., Protein quality assessment: impact of expanding understanding of protein and amino acid needs for optimal health. Am J Clin Nutr, 2008. 87(5): p. 1576s-1581s.

4. Callaway, J.C., Hempseed as a nutritional resource: An overview. Euphytica, 2004. 140(1): p. 65-72.

5. Teterycz, D., et al., Hemp seed (Cannabis sativa L.) enriched pasta: Physicochemical properties and quality evaluation. PLoS One, 2021. 16(3): p. e0248790.

[SHA1]Mayeb add how many non-essential ones there are too


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