The Facts

Why We Love Hemp

It’s our hero – and we’re here to spread the good word. Not only is it one of the most sustainable, planet-friendly plants around – it’s also one of the most nutritious, with super seeds that are perfect powerhouses of goodness.

Hemp + Health

  • Good Fats

    Positively overflowing with Omega-3, 6 and 9 – and you can’t get better fats than these. Say hello to healthy hearts, brain boosting and great skin, hair and immune systems.

  • Protein Power

    Complete protein that comes entirely from plants. No whey! With all 20 amino acids, including the nine essential ones, it’s pretty good stuff.

  • Fab Fibre

    Packed with healthy fibre that’ll keep your digestion tip-top, and help stave off heart disease and diabetes.

  • Vitamins & Minerals

    With Vitamin E for healthy skin and nails, iron for healthy blood and potassium to help your organs do their thing, hemp hits the nutritional jackpot.

A C02-Capturing Champion

Hemp plants breathe in four times more carbon dioxide than trees – think of them like little vacuum cleaners for the air.

No Waste

From the stalk to the seeds, the flowers and the leaves, every single part of a hemp plant can be put to good use. Talk about setting a good example!

No Pesticide Pride

Hemp is such a naturally strong plant that it doesn’t need any pesticides or herbicides, which means cleaner air, land and water.

An Epic Earth-Enricher

Through its deep, strong roots, hemp replenishes the soil with far more nutrients than it uses up.

Birds & Bees

These tall, leafy plants make a splendid sanctuary for all sorts of wildlife, and their flowers are beloved by bees.

Hemp FAQs

  • QWHY ARE YOU USING TETRA PAK® AND PLASTIC? V

    They’re the most friendly options available to us at the moment. Let us explain… Tetra Pak® cartons are a lightweight and low-resource form of packaging, which are principally made from a renewable resource (wood). We’re glad to see Tetra Pak® have launched carton recycling in the UK (so look out for a local collection near you). As for plastic, the bottles we use are the most recycled form of plastic bottle in Europe. In addition, local authorities are increasing their plastic recycling capabilities and packaging manufacturers are working incredibly hard to make new solutions available to food and drink companies like ours.

  • QWHO OWNS GOOD HEMP? V

    Good Hemp is a privately owned company with a small number of shareholders, including the founders Henry Braham and Glynis Murray.

  • QWHERE DOES YOUR HEMP COME FROM? V

    Our hemp seeds are sourced from carefully selected growers around the world, with the majority of them coming from Canada, China and the EU. When we first started Good Hemp back in 1998, we endeavoured to grow all of the hemp we’d need from our farm in Devon. Unfortunately, however, we found that the UK’s climate is not well-suited to large-scale hemp production. We’re committed to making hemp a global kitchen staple, which means we’ve had to look further afield to meet demand. We’re constantly reassessing our suppliers and looking at ways to reduce our carbon footprint.

  • QWHAT IS HEMP? V

    Hemp, also known as “cannabis sativa” is a plant. Hemp has been cultivated for thousands of years, most notably for ropes for naval vessels and for paper. The different parts of the plant have different uses – for example we use the seeds, however hemp is capable of producing hundreds of crucial resources including clothing, building materials, biofuel and more.

  • QIS HEMP THE SAME AS MARIJUANA? V

    No, but we understand why people get confused. Both marijuana and hemp are varieties of the cannabis plant (hemp is Cannabis Sativa, while marijuana is Cannabis Indica). This means they look pretty similar, but they’re actually different in a number of ways. Most importantly, while marijuana contains up to 30% of a psychoactive substance called Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), hemp contains virtually none (typically below 0.3%). This means that marijuana will get you high, and hemp won’t. The cultivation of hemp is regulated both in the UK (by the Home Office) and in the EU by authorities that ensure plant breeding remains vigilant.

  • QI HEARD THAT OMEGA 6 IS BAD FOR YOU? HOW MUCH IS IN YOUR PRODUCTS AND WHY DO YOU SAY IT’S GOOD? V

    Omega 6 is not bad for you! In fact your body needs more omega 6 than omega 3, however classic western diets typically contain more omega 6 than omega 3. However, if your main fat source is from hemp – you are receiving the right balance of each! Hemp seeds contain the perfect ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 (1:4).

  • QWHY DON’T YOU USE HEMP PLASTIC? V

    If we could we would, however there are very limited materials food and drink can be packaged in, and hemp is not yet an option! When it is, we’ll be the first one signed up, until then we are continuing to search for more sustainable packaging options.

  • QWHY DON’T YOU USE GLASS BOTTLES? V

    To transport and store glass, far more emissions are released, not to mention during the manufacturing of them! Selling our hemp milk is glass bottles is not a more sustainable option than our PET which is an easily recycled substance. We’re still looking for ways to get our hemp milk to you with as little wastage as possible!

  • QIS YOUR PACKAGING RECYCLABLE? V

    Chilled Hemp Seed Milk (plastic bottles) – Yes our bottles are 100% recyclable.

    Ambient Hemp Seed Milk (Tetra Pak® cartons) – Tetra Pak® is recyclable, however not all councils choose to recycle them. You can see if yours does at http://www.tetrapakrecycling.co.uk/locator.asp.

    Oil – Our oil bottles are made from glass and are therefore 100% recyclable.

    Protein – Our protein tubs are 100% recyclable.

    Seeds – Regretfully it is not possible to recycle our seeds packaging, this is an industry issue and we are searching for more sustainable options.

  • QHOW DO YOU MAKE HEMP MILK? V

    In the most part, it’s a secret. But we have made a gif about it, here. It’s not great.

  • QARE YOUR PRODUCTS ORGANIC? V

    Historically we have sourced our seeds from a range of producers some of whom have been organic and others, not. Because of this we have never been able to claim organic status. The majority of the seeds we are producing with at the moment are not certified organic, however we do ensure all of our hemp is sourced responsibly.

  • QWHERE DO YOU MAKE YOUR PRODUCTS? V

    At our farm in Devon! We don’t grow it there, but whole seed arrives at the farm, which all of our products are made from. We never buy in any type of hemp derivative.

  • QWHERE CAN YOU GET GOOD HEMP? V

    Chilled Hemp Seed Milks – Waitrose, Asda (Creamy only)

    Ambient Hemp Seed Milk – Waitrose, Sainsburys (Creamy only), Morrisons, Ocado, Holland & Barrett (Barista only)

    Hemp Seed Oil – Waitrose, Ocado, Sainsburys, Holland & Barrett, Tesco

    Seeds – Sainsbury’s, Ocado

  • QWHERE ARE ORIGINAL AND UNSWEETENED? V

    We no longer make original and unsweetened, instead we have our Barista and Creamy hemp seed milks (we hope you like these just as much, if not more). Despite this , for our ambient hemp seed milk found in the longlife section, might still find a few of these knocking around in some places since they have such a long shelf life!

  • QWHY “BARISTA” AND “CREAMY”? V

    We’ve spent years perfecting our hemp milk recipe, and the two most important aspects were 1. Having a milk that foamed up and tasted brilliantly in coffee, and 2. Having a milk with as few ingredients as possible, that still tasted delicious and creamy without any added sweetness. Of course our Barista milk is still super creamy and our Creamy can be used in teas and coffees – we just wanted the names of our products to describe what we like so much about them. The difference is that Barista has malt extract added for sweetness to cut through coffee and an acidicty regulator to help it foam, Creamy is nice and simple with only 3 ingredients (and no sugar!). That said, if you think you have better product names – let us know! @goodhemp on social or email hello@goodhemp.com.

  • QWHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOUR OLD AND NEW PRODUCTS? V

    We started making our hemp seed milk in 2012, since then, the world of plant-based milks has come on tremendously far. Back in 2012, in a time before the flat-white, we were super proud of our hemp milk, we didn’t know how to make it froth, but it wasn’t a big deal. Fast forward to 2019 when everyone has a little milk frother at home, and baristas are moooving away from dairy. We also wanted fewer ingredients.

     

     

  • QWHO DESIGNED YOUR LOVELY NEW PACKAGING? V
  • QOATLY HAS A “BARISTA” VERSION TOO, WHAT MAKES YOURS BETTER? V

    Ours is better because it’s made from hemp! Hemp is a super seed, no other plant based milk has omega 3 in it! Hemp is also a much more environmentally friendly plant than oats – not that oats are bad! But hemp in fact is carbon positive as it breathes in sooooo much CO2, and also absorbs toxic elements from the soil? Oh and it also doesn’t even need watering, pesticides or herbicides… pretty cool.

  • QWHAT IS OMEGA 3? V

    Omega 3 is a type of unsaturated fat which has been found to be good for the health of your heart, nails, hair and skin. Read more about it here.

  • QIS YOUR MILK GLUTEN FREE? V

    Yes, it is 100% gluten free however our barista milk does contain malt extract which is derived from wheat, it is therefore fine for gluten intolerance suffers and coeliacs however if you suffer specifically from a wheat allergy we would not recommend you use this variation. Our Creamy Hemp Milk is gluten and wheat free.

  • QWHAT DOES HEMP TASTE LIKE? V

    We like to say like a cross between a pine nut and a sunflower seed – lightly nutty however obviously free from nuts!

  • QCAN I USE YOUR PRODUCTS IF I HAVE A NUT ALLERGY? V

    Yes! We’ve ensured all of our products are free from nuts, nor are they packaged in the same environment. We’ve got you covered.

  • QWHY ARE THERE FEWER VITAMINS AND MINERALS IN YOUR NEW RECIPE? V

    When crafting the recipes for our new hemp milks, we removed these added ingredients (calcium and vitamin D2) to make our milk recipe more natural. This is why you’ll find our new creamy milk contains only 3 ingredients  – hemp seeds, water and gellan gum (an emulsifier that stops it splitting). Plant-based milks cannot naturally provide sources of calcium or vitamin D2, however these are both present in cow’s milk which is why historically we chose to fortify our hemp milk with these added ingredients.

  • QWHY DO YOU USE EMULSIFIERS V

    Because we know one of the favourite features of our hemp milk is that it doesn’t split – without this added ingredient our milk wouldn’t be as stable and therefore would be likely to split on occasion.

  • QCAN I WORK FOR YOU? V

    Maybe! Email hello@goodhemp.com and we’ll let you know if we’re hiring in your area.

  • QWHY DID YOU REBRAND? V

    We looked and in the mirror and weren’t sure about what we saw. We knew what we stood for but weren’t sure if you guys were so sure. So we wanted to create packaging that communicated this, and could tell people about all of the wild and wonderful benefits of hemp! We hope you like it.

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