Hemp has been used for over 12,000 years to make clothing, rope, canvass, paper, plastics, and textiles, and..." />
Hemp has been used for over 12,000 years to make clothing, rope, canvass, paper, plastics, and textiles, and also has serious food value. In fact, the US census of 1850 counted 8,327 hemp plantations in the States alone! One of the few plant-based complete proteins rich in Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) Omega 3, 6 and 9, hemp has been gaining popularity for its nutrional benefits. Appearing in a variety of culinary forms—as flour, oil, and seeds— in health food stores and even Whole Foods supermarket, demand is steadily increasing. At the forefront of this trend is Denis Cicero, owner of one of New York's trendiest restaurants. Hemp, which tastes like a cross between a hazelnut and a walnut, is incorporated into every recipe in this cookbook. Hemp Waffles, Green Papaya Spring Rolls with Spicy Hemp Dipping Sauce, and scrumptious Chocolate-Banana Hempnut Bread are only a few of the innovative, nutritious, and socially responsible recipes featured. Without a doubt, these recipes are delicious and nutritious!