What is hemp milk made of and how is it made?
When it comes to the keyword "hemp", many people in this country still have the image of intoxicating, illegal substances in their heads. However, the hemp plant is wronged. Outside of Europe, the nutrient-rich grains of the plant have long been used as a healthy source of vitamins and minerals. Exactly these valuable ingredients also make the charm of hemp milk.
The production of the milk alternative is very simple and can also be implemented in your own household. For production, the unpeeled hemp seeds must be finely ground and then mixed with water. Done is the hemp milk! The taste can be refined by sweeteners such as dates and small amounts of salt. In specialized stores, some emulsifiers are also added to the milk. They extend the shelf life of the product.
Which ingredients does hemp milk contain?
In addition to the pleasant-nutty taste, it is the valuable ingredients that distinguish hemp milk from other types of milk. Particularly noteworthy is the high content of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. They promote cell renewal, support brain function and also serve for heart health. Another advantage of hemp milk is its high proportion of valuable proteins, which the body needs among other things to build up the cell. The milk contains all 9 essential amino acids for the body.
And that's not all: on top of that, hemp milk also contains a wealth of important minerals and vitamins such as iron, potassium, magnesium and vitamins B and E. In terms of fat content, hemp milk outperforms other types of milk by a slightly higher proportion of about 30%. This fat content makes hemp milk especially filling. The active substance THC, which causes the intoxicating effect of other hemp products, can not be found in milk contrary to the common misconception, as the seeds of the processed hemp do not contain this substance.
Hemp milk in comparison to other milk alternatives
The nutty taste, the high omega-3 and omega-6 content and mineral content and the proteins contained distinguish hemp milk from other milk alternatives. Lovers of the variety also appreciate their filling effect and the many uses. If you suffer from gluten intolerance or allergies, hemp milk is also an alternative to dairy grain or soybean.
Products and recipes with hemp milk
In the supermarket or online, you can usually buy only the pure milk. But hemp milk opens up far more possibilities than just drinking. Their special taste is for example in the cereal, as a dessert ingredient or as part of cake dough to the best advantage.
Here you can buy hemp milk
Since hemp milk has only been known in Germany and Austria for a few years and the cultivation of hemp is only permitted under strict conditions, you can not yet buy hemp milk in every supermarket. In organic markets, health food stores, vegan supermarkets or in online trading, however, you will usually find quickly and can enjoy the currently still relatively expensive, but delicious and healthy powder milk to the fullest.