Hemp milk

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Hemp milk, or hemp seed milk, is a plant milk made from hemp seeds that are soaked and ground in water, yielding a beany-nutty cream-flavored substance. There are various options available for sale including organic, non-GMO, and conventional: unsweetened, original, vanilla, and chocolate flavored.

Preparation[edit]

Production of hemp milk requires hemp seeds, water, and a blender. Many recipes call for ground vanilla or vanilla extract to add more flavor, and a type of sweetener. Once all ingredients are blended together some people pour the product over a cheesecloth and strainer to get a smoother and more refined milky texture. The straining process is optional.

Coffee culture[edit]

In coffee drinks, hemp milk is said to produce better latte art and to have a texture more like cow's milk, compared to soy milk.[1]

Nutrition and safety[edit]

In a 100 ml (gram, g) serving, hemp milk provides 46 calories from 3 g of carbohydrates, 3 g of fat and 2 g of protein.[2] Hemp milk contains no micronutrients in significant content.[2] Although there is limited history of use, hemp milk appears to be safe for those concerned about soy or milk allergies.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rose Tosti (February 28, 2011), "Hip Hemp at Neptune Coffee in Greenwood", Seattle Weekly 
  2. ^ a b "Hemp Milk (Hemp Bliss original flavor; custom analysis) per 100 ml (g)". Nutritiondata.com. Conde Nast. 2014. Retrieved 19 May 2016. 
  3. ^ Myrna Chandler Goldstein and Mark A. Goldstein M.D. (2009), Food and Nutrition Controversies Today: A Reference Guide, ABC-CLIO, p. 162, ISBN 9780313354038