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Fruit & Vegetable Powders Market Expected to Jump $180 Billion by 2019

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Fruit & Vegetable Powders Market Expected to Jump $180 Billion by 2019

The market for fruit & vegetable ingredients is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.6% to exceed $180 billion by 2019. The demand for natural fruit & vegetable-based ingredients is rising as a result of increasing consumer awareness regarding health issues caused by synthetic ingredients used for flavoring & coloring of the processed food & beverage products.

Fruit-&-Veggie-PowdersNorth American Hemp & Grain Co. certainly knows the potential of this projected growth in food innovation with fruit & vegetable powders. As a food & beverage manufacturer we also amongst others have witnessed tremendous growth in the processed food & beverage industry in the last five years. This has substantially affected the fruit & vegetable ingredients industry and an upsurge was recorded in this industry, simultaneously. New technologies have initiated the emergence of innovative ingredients derived from fruits & vegetables. The developing countries present a viable market for the manufacturers, as these regions are emerging as potential markets with the availability of raw materials. The rise in disposable income of the growing middle-class population in developing countries is also creating demand for a broader range of products.

Getting your daily recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables seems easy, yet as most nutrition experts will admit, few North Americans are doing it. That’s where the recent generation of innovative ingredient manufacturers and food and beverage processors comes in. Through more sophisticated methods of processing and concentrating, fruits and vegetables are becoming powders, extracts and super-concentrates. Our fruit & vegetable powders are specialized foods that have extremely high concentration of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. They make a great addition to your smoothies and other recipes. These specialty plant-based powders are often combined with each other and other valuable nutrients such as probiotics and enzymes, to make foods that pack in many times the nutritional content of ordinary fruits and vegetables. The 100% fruit & vegetable powders available at North American Hemp & Grain Co.

Contact us direct for more information on our Fruit & Vegetable powders 888-265-0811 or email us hempandgraincompany@gmail.com

 

 

Partial blog reference: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/fruit-vegetable-ingredients-market-expected-to-jump-180-billion-by-2019-612566.htm

Certified Organic Demand Increases in Hemp Ingredients To The Animal Markets To Support The Increasing Demands For Natural Animal Foods

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Certified Organic Demand Increases in Hemp Ingredients To The Animal Markets To Support The Increasing Demands For Natural Animal Foods

hempingredients_products2usda1The increased presence of trends, such as the humanization of pets, the human-animal bond, and pet owners’ dedication to their pets’ health, have all contributed to a new trend that is driving growth in the industry: the premium pet product shopper. Say hello to The Animal Wellness Market.  According to a survey, 70% of pet owners are willing to spend extra to ensure the wellness of their pet. And, 30% of pet owners agreed that they prefer to shop at pet retailers that offer the best products available, even if it is more expensive. FACT: Pet owners will spend more on their pets than themselves, and yes that means certified organic.
Hemp Ingredients for Animal Wellness: Because of the high oil content with its balance of fatty acids, GLA, high fiber and protein the animals actually utilize more of their feed, as it’s easier to digest; testimonials reveal that animals are healthier, happier, heftier and less stressed. Aside from hemp seed being high in protein and fatty acids it is also organically grown without the use of herbicides or pesticides. Therefore, hemp-fed animals are organic animals, free of those substances as well as antibiotics, steroids and hormones. This is a great reason to add hemp based ingredients to support Animal Wellness.

dogs-cute-dogsScientific Opinion on the safety of hemp for use as animal feed
Type:
Opinion of the Scientific Committee/Scientific Panel On request from: European Commission

Following a request from European Commission, the Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on the safe-ty of hemp (Cannabis genus) for use as animal feed.
Four essentially different types of feed materials may be derived from the hemp plant:

  1. hemp seed (26 to 37.5 % lipids, 25 % crude protein, and 28 % fibre),
  2. hemp seed meal/cake or pellet (about 11 % lipids, 33 % crude protein, and 43 % fibre),
  3. hemp seed oil (about 56 % linoleic, 22 % alpha-linolenic acid) and whole hemp plant (including hemp hurds, fresh or dried).
  4. Further products are hemp flour and hemp protein from seeds.
    Hemp oil and hemp pellet as meal could be used as feed materials for all animal species. The maximum incorporation rates in the complete feed could be 3 % in poultry for fattening, 5–7 % in laying poultry and 2–5 % in pigs for pellets, 5 % in ruminants for hemp seed meal and 5 % in fish for hemp pellets.

Potential Animal Applications with Hemp Oil, fiber meal, seed:
There is increasing scientific evidence that Omega 3 and Omega 6 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids also play important roles in animals with conditions such as pruritic skin disease, atopic dermatitis, allergies, degenerative joint disease, neoplasia, thromboembolic disease and eosinophilic granuloma complex. The introduction of polyunsaturated fats into pet food has developed considerable interest.  The problem being that these fats are inherently unstable and the food becomes rancid quite quickly. This is especially true of flax. Some foods have used marine or fish products and here the problem lies in potential heavy metal toxicity. Hemp ingredients would be an excellent addition to animal food based on its high levels of antioxidants thereby providing a natural preservative and a balanced omega-6: omega-3 ratio.
Hemp Seed Oil  has great potential in the animal industry. Immediate applications include the addition of Hemp pellets or the ground hemp meal for fiber and its protein into animal food/concentrates and the oil as a supplement.
The Animal Wellness markets are driving growth in the industry; the premium animal product shoppers are willing to spend extra to ensure the wellness of their animals. North American Hemp & Grain Co. offers high quality hemp ingredients at excellent prices to support the animal market.

Contact us direct for more information on our Hemp Ingredients for animal food producers, custom blending services, and other plant based production processing.
   888-265-0811 or email direct to hempandgraincompany@gmail.com 

WANTED: Dealers & Distributors for new line certified organic hemp products for animal markets.

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North American Hemp & Grain Co. Launches Canadian Origin Vegan Powders & Pieces For Commercialization

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North American Hemp & Grain Co. Launches Canadian Origin Vegan Powders & Pieces For Commercialization

Although nothing can replace whole fruits and vegetables, fruit and vegetable powders offer a convenience the whole forms cannot. They can be easily blended together to offer a broad spectrum of nutrients and incorporated into a variety of products so consumers are able to receive several servings of fruits and vegetables from just one source. People live busy lives and don’t often have enough time to consume the recommended number of servings of fruits and vegetables daily, which is why North American Hemp & Grain Co. are pleased with their decision to embark on innovations in powders to enhance food and beverages and provide minimally processed ingredients derived from whole fruits and vegetables.Publication1

We strongly feel that our innovative plant-based technology for beverage & food markets are designed to appeal not only to vegetarians but also to the growing group of consumers who are reducing their consumption of meat.

Whether pressed, centrifuged, dehydrated, or blended plant based powders, pieces, or flakes continues to be one of the hottest health food trends around.  Food ingredients made from combinations of fruits, vegetables and greens can be extremely nutritionally beneficial considering the volume of vitamins, minerals, fibers, proteins, antioxidants and phytochemicals supplied to your system—especially if your body is not accustomed to this regularly.

Global to local way of thinking was the core criteria for North American Hemp & Grain Co. food producers mandate.

We certainly felt that there is a structural link between localized economies and diversification on the land. And this in turn means higher productivity—with even smaller farms with higher levels of biodiversity actually produce more food per acre of land.

This initiative also provided more jobs instead of relying on large machines and lots of fossil fuels.

Teri Wallace: We are very pleased to provide locally sources fruit and vegetables, certified organic and non- GMO sources to develop our powders, flakes and pieces for commercialization for new product producers.

 As more people choose to reduce the consumption of animal products in their diets, the evolution of vegetarian food products will continue with North American Hemp & Grain Co. This evolution of vegetarian food products is not unlike other foods for which developments have helped our initiatives in formulations to create better products. Attracting consumers who may not be part of a traditional consumer base is something that producers of vegetarian products continue to improve upon through ingredient developments and clever marketing.

Contact us direct for more information on our ingredients. 888-265-0811 or email hempandgraincompany@gmail.com

Sport Nutrition Will Top $6 Billion By 2018. Hemp In Sport Nutrition & Performance Is Untapped Potential!

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Sport Nutrition Will Top $6 Billion By 2018. Hemp In Sport Nutrition & Performance Is Untapped Potential!

Hemp_Protein_Nutrition2Global Industry Analysts Inc. projects that the global marketing for sport nutrition will top $6 billion by 2018… currently Hemp Oil for Sport Nutrition is so untapped!  The omega fatty acid market comprising of functional food, drinks and supplements was worth US$30 billion, yet most populations are deficient!
Are consumers moving away from supplements towards functional food and drink?Is the market for omega fatty acid-fortified food and drink to that of supplements, should more manufacturers up their production to reach the market, and lessen the deficiency of our populations diets, perhaps highlight the opportunities for manufacturers looking to become global players?

Which brings us to the top of the hemp plant’s oilseed omega fatty acid profile that delivers promise to a deficiency problem in North Americans diets. Hemp oil is becoming popular with sport nutrition research, and athletes looking to improve their recovery time and optimizing performance. Hemp oil provides our body with a range of necessary nutrients and helps prevent a variety of common diseases. Particularly, its attractive fatty acid composition, for example it is very high content of essential fatty acids, provides nutritional advantages over other vegetable oils.

Technically a nut, hemp seed typically contains over 30% oil and about 25% protein, with considerable amounts of dietary fibre, vitamins and minerals.

Hemp seed oil is over 80% in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), and is an exceptionally rich source of the two essential fatty acids (EFAs) linoleic acid (18:2 omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (18:3 omega-3).

 Hempseed oil does contain a healthy anti-inflammatory 3:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fat. In addition, hemp seeds contain an especially beneficial type of omega-6 fat called GLA (gamma linolenic acid). GLA is a direct building block of good anti-inflammatory hormones. Unfortunately, this special omega-6 fat is not typically found in foods (in fact I think hemp seeds are the only edible food source of GLA.) While it’s true your body can convert the typical food version of unprocessed omega-6 called linoleic acid (LA) into the “usable” GLA form your body needs, the conversion process can be thwarted by many internal and external factors. For example as we age, the less efficient the enzymes your body uses to convert LA into GLA become. Chronic health conditions such as diabetes, infections, and even stress can reduce your body’s ability to convert dietary LA into GLA. This is a bad deal because GLA is very important for achieving optimal health. But simply by incorporating hemp seeds, or the hempseed oil into your diet on a regular basis you can be sure of getting a healthy dose of GLA. Here’s a short run down of the health benefits of GLA:

  • GLA supports a healthy metabolism and facilitates fat burning (some people who struggle with weight loss despite eating a healthy diet get a weight loss boost simply by adding GLA to their diets.)
  • GLA raises your metabolism by making the “Brown fat” in your body burn calories to keep your body warm and… Brown fat (or Brown Adipose tissue or BAT) is not the same as the ugly “white” fat that accumulates on your arms, belly, thighs and other problem areas. Brown fats main job is to burn fat calories for energy to keep our body warm but usually brown fat is not as active in overweight people and that is why we need GLA so we can turn off that brown fat so it can help us burn off that nasty white fat.
  • GLA prevents weight gain in people who’ve lost weight plus GLA is also an  appetite suppressant since it raises the levels of serotonin (and serotonin is a  hormone that makes you feel full and eat less)
  • GLA can help reduce hormone-mediated nuisance symptoms (bye-bye PMS!)
  • GLA supports healthy hair, nail and skin health.
  • GLA decreases the tendency of inflammation in general. This can be helpful to anyone with an inflammatory condition such as asthma, MS, fibromyalgia, arthritis, etc.
  • GLA helps lower bad LDL cholesterol and improve cholesterol ratio

You need to eat equal amounts of Omega-3 & Omega-6 fats for health reasons, the hempseed fat profiles includes that in a perfect balanced ratio. Hemp seeds are rich in disease-fighting, plant-based phytonutrients and anti-aging antioxidants such as vitamin E.  Hemp provides a rich array of minerals including zinc, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium and iron.

Discover the incredible  benefits of hemps essential fatty acid profile has gained popularity to be one of nature’s amazing fat burning foods and optimizing performance in activity for all ages.

Hemp Oil for Sport Nutrition is so untapped! Dealers, Wholesalers and Distributors WANTED email us today 888-265-0811

Improved Taste No Gritty Texture Hemp Protein To Meet Consumer Demand

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Improved Taste No Gritty Texture Hemp Protein To Meet Consumer Demand

Canada’s Hemp Protein Production Is Growing Popularity…improved texture & taste to meet consumer demand!

North American Hemp & Grain Co. with their strategic partners leading the way to establish themselves as the plant protein industry leader through “Innovating Food for the Future”  team effort with our innovators and industry leaders will bring about fresh ideas, new product offerings, and real solutions capable of addressing the real problems associated with many of the plant proteins from being commercial viable and accepted options i.e. price, flavor, availability, quality, texture, etc.
The market demand for plant proteins is growing rapidly. According to market researcher Frost & Sullivan, the U.S. protein-ingredients market alone was forecast to generate nearly U.S. $4.5 billion in revenues in 2008 (43.3% plant proteins and 56.7% animal proteins) and is projected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 4.5% to 2014, with plant proteins expected to grow at an even higher rate. The global protein ingredient market is assumed to be multiples of the U.S. market.

With a protein structure of 66% edestin and 33% albumin, hemp seeds (latin: sativa) contain all 8 essential amino acids plus 2 conditionally essential amino acids. In addition to its surprising protein profile, it also contains the perfect ratio of omega fatty acids researchers recommend for good health: 3- omega-3`s to 1-omega-6.

Due to growing demands; taking into considerations the consumer reviews throughout about hemp protein’s gritty texture and grassy taste:

My guests had strange grimaces on their faces and said it tastes like mud water. How will I make the hemp more tasty?
I’ve never heard of anyone mixing just hemp protein with a liquid. It would take like grassy mud. Mix it with peanut butter, bananas or other fruit to give it some taste. Its not the taste that ruins it for me its the damn gritty texture.
I will start by saying that I feel all hemp protein is gritty, and a bit hard to swallow
 It’s a wonderful source of complete protein and fiber. If there was a downside of hemp protein powder, I’d say it’s the texture. It’s gritty, like sand.
It’s got the green-grass taste of bad weed, mixed with a gritty, sandy texture that makes it impossible to drink without choking. You also can’t get it mixed all the way into water or milk, no matter how hard you try, even with a blender. Disgusting.
We have been listening.

We are pleased to announce:

No gritty texture
Easy to mix, no blender required
Naturally sweet pleasant nutty taste
Colour: Light brown
Particle size: 200 mesh fine powder
Protein Yield: 50% and 70% protein
Certified Organic and non-certified available
Product of Canada

Available in Canada and USA

Call today for direct prices toll free 888-265-0811

 

 

Canadian Hemp Protein Production On Demand

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Canadian Hemp Protein Production On Demand

North American Hemp & Grain Co. with their strategic partners leading the way to establish themselves as the plant protein industry leader through “Innovating Food for the Future”  team effort with our innovators and industry leaders will bring about fresh ideas, new product offerings, and real solutions capable of addressing the real problems associated with many of the plant proteins from being commercial viable and accepted options i.e. price, flavor, availability, quality, texture, etc.

Our products ranging from: hemp, flax, pea, quinoa, sunflower, chia, pumpkin, and several more under way for commercialization scheduled for 2015 – 2016.

The market demand for plant proteins is growing rapidly. According to market researcher Frost & Sullivan, the U.S. protein-ingredients market alone was forecast to generate nearly U.S. $4.5 billion in revenues in 2008 (43.3% plant proteins and 56.7% animal proteins) and is projected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 4.5% to 2014, with plant proteins expected to grow at an even higher rate. The global protein ingredient market is assumed to be multiples of the U.S. market.

Several trends are fueling the growth of the plant protein ingredients market. Food manufacturers are responding to the demand from health-conscious Baby Boomers and growing numbers of consumers who prefer meat-free, high-protein foods. High and volatile animal protein prices have put cost pressures on global food manufacturers who are finding innovative ways to utilize inexpensive plant proteins as replacements or partial-replacement for expensive animal proteins. Lastly is the trend towards sustainability in sourcing of foods. Quote reference: http://www.ift.org/

 HEMP PROTEIN WORLDS FINEST 2Availability: Our hemp protein powders are available in bulk wholesale quantities; we offer a range from hemp 50% and 70% protein. All our proteins are done on custom ordering with minimum order quantity.

Hemp Protein Powder can supply any diet with a vegetarian source of essential fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fibre, chlorophyll and a complete, balanced gluten-free source of the essential amino acids. Many plant proteins are labelled “incomplete” proteins as a resulting from the low amounts of one or more of the nine essential amino acids. Truth be told, the “incomplete” label is somewhat misleading as all plant proteins do contain each of the essential amino acids. But in most cases (e.g. grains, legumes), levels of one or more amino acid are insufficient for human needs. However, hemp protein supplies enough of each of the essential amino acids to contribute to the human body’s requirements. In fact, an important aspect of hemp protein is that it is a quality source of the amino acids arginine and histidine, both of which are important for growth during childhood, and of the sulphur-containing amino acids methionine and cysteine, both of which are needed in the production of vital enzymes.

Our bodies can synthesize 16 of the 23 amino acids that we need. That leaves 8 essential amino acids (9 for children), which must come from the foods we eat. Hemp protein also contains relatively high levels of the branched-chain amino acids that are crucial in the repair and growth of lean body mass, making a hemp protein shake after a workout a worthwhile investment.

ALL plant-based foods have varying amounts of protein (plus carbohydrates, fats and other good things), and the body will combine proteins from all sources, to make ‘complete protein’. That’s true for everybody, veg or non-veg.

The term ‘complete protein’ means that all eight essential amino acids are present in the correct proportion.

Foods from animal sources have complete proteins  Some foods from the plant kingdom, such as hemp and quinoa, have complete protein.

The term ‘incomplete protein’ refers to foods which have all the essential amino acids, but are low in one or more of them. That’s called the ‘limiting amino acid’.

Most plant foods have one or more limiting amino acids which limit the availability of all the other amino acids in the food. That’s why these foods are called ‘incomplete proteins’.

For example, the limiting amino acid in grains is usually lysine (Lys); in legumes it can be methionine (Met) and tryptophan (Trp). So, the low-level of Lys in grains is complemented by a higher level in legumes, and vice versa, to make ‘complete protein’. However, vegetarians and vegans don’t need to worry about complete and incomplete protein. It is NOT NECESSARY for vegetarians and vegans to combine specific protein foods at one sitting to make complete protein.

Let our expertise in processing provide you with innovative process/product development and scale up, thus minimizing your costs and decreasing time to market.       Call direct for details 888-265-0811 or email the office peter@hempandgraincompany.com

 

Will Plant Based Proteins Trump Meat Proteins?

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Will Plant Based Proteins Trump Meat Proteins?

We think so, as we struggle to feed our overpopulating society there very well may be a huge growth on plant-based proteins for many reasons. Global agriculture faces the prospect of a changing climate and the challenge of feeding the world’s population that is growing annually at about 1.3%. By 2063, the population is expected to double from about 6.5 billion today to 13 billion. Ensuring enough protein is available to feed our world’s population is crucial as protein is one of only three macronutrients in our diet: protein, carbohydrate, and fat. As crucial as protein is, maintaining our world’s current protein production levels will further deplete our land, water, and fossil fuel resources. We clearly need to invest in research and infrastructure solutions that will provide protein to regions vulnerable to food deficits.

Meat protein production demands significant amounts of our global supply of energy and natural resources.

Plant protein production, on the other hand, offers a lower environmental impact and a sustainable solution by reducing energy consumption, emissions, land usage, and water consumption. Producers must feed plant protein to animals to produce animal proteins, and animals are not efficient converters, pound for pound, of the proteins they consume. The average conversion ratio of vegetable to animal protein is 10 to 1, which means that it takes about 10 pounds of feed protein to produce 1 pounds of animal protein.

Our growing global population needs affordable protein. We’ll be serving protein to about 9 billion people by 2050, according to global population forecasts. Access to inexpensive plant proteins is crucial in serving this rising global population without adding undue stress to our environment.

Several trends are fueling the growth of the plant protein ingredients market. Food manufacturers are responding to the demand from health-conscious Baby Boomers and growing numbers of consumers who prefer meat-free, high-protein foods. High and volatile animal protein prices have put cost pressures on global food manufacturers who are finding innovative ways to utilize inexpensive plant proteins as replacements or partial-replacement for expensive animal proteins. Lastly is the trend towards sustainability in sourcing of foods.

animal-vs-plantProduction of animal proteins is viewed as less “environmentally economic” when compared to the production of plant proteins. The growing awareness of the large amount of greenhouse gases generated globally through livestock production is recognized by both consumers and food manufacturers alike.  Plant protein production, on the other hand, offers a lower environmental impact and a sustainable solution by reducing energy consumption, emissions, land usage, and water consumption, and also offers better input conversion efficiency.

Plant Protein Production vs Animal Protein Production

Energy Consumption   6-20 times less fossil fuel input¹
Emissions Livestock accounts for 40% more emissions than does Transport²
Land Use 17 times less land¹
Water Consumption 100 times less water³
Protein Conversion Efficiency 10 times more efficient¹

So there you have it; plant-based proteins are gaining popularity from the recognition that they offer a more environmentally friendly alternative to animal derived proteins.

 BROKERS, DEALERS AND DISTRIBUTORS WANTED:  PLANT-BASED PROTEIN SUPPLIERS TO MEET YOUR DEMAND. Our products ranging from: hemp, flax, quinoa, sunflower, chia, pea proteins and several more are currently under way for commercialization.

Call direct 888-265-0811 or email teri@hempandgraincompany.com

 

 

Referenced http://www.burcon.ca/sustainability/eco-efficiency.php Also partial blog referenced: http://www.ift.org/food-technology/past-issues/2010/november/columns/perspective.aspx
Picture credit: http://www.onegreenplanet.org/lifestyle/sustainable-animal-products-an-oxymoron/

 

 

Plant-Based Protein Popularity For 2015 Surges

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Plant-Based Protein Popularity For 2015 Surges

HEMP PROTEIN - WORLD'S FINEST 2The global protein market is expected to reach $24.5 billion in 2015, with the greatest annual growth occurring in the plant-protein ingredient sector. From pea protein to hemp proteins, an ever increasing number of plant-based protein sources are being introduced into the marketplace that offer quality nutrition, taste and sustainability at the same time.

Given consumer desires to moderate animal-based protein consumption combined with environmental concerns, the use of plant-based proteins offers a viable alternative across multiple existing and new product categories alike. What’s more, protein is the powerhouse macronutrient that research suggests is the most filling when it comes to satisfying hunger, which is particularly important within the context of the global obesity epidemic. Taken together, formulating and marketing foods and beverages that leverage plant-based proteins presents an opportunity for global growth on trend with health, taste, sustainability and consumer demand.

High interest in protein content and high-protein lines across the food and drinks market is continuing to develop, despite the fact that most European and North American consumers already get enough protein in their diets.

According to Innova Market Insights, the protein trend is driven by increasing health concerns— primarily weight management—plus the move of sports and performance products into the mainstream and targeted at the more generally active, rather than just athletes and sportsmen. Also keeping protein in vogue is the rise is the Paleo diet, which focuses on lean protein, while avoiding processed foods and sugars.

“Proteins have diverse application potential, with opportunities for alternative vegetarian options, and new protein sources, such as microalgae, alongside existing and novel dairy-based and vegetable sources, such as soy, beans and grains,” Williams said.

Innova Market Insights data indicate that nearly 3% of global food and beverage launches in the 12 months ending March, 31, 2014, were marketed on a “high-protein” or “source-of-protein” positioning, rising to 6% in the United States.
Reference: http://www.foodproductdesign.com/blogs/trending-foods/2014/06/2014-the-year-of-protein-innovation

 

 DEALERS AND DISTRIBUTORS WANTED – PLANT-BASED PROTEIN SUPPLIERS TO MEET YOUR DEMAND.  

Our products ranging from: hemp, flax, quinoa, sunflower, chia, pea proteins and several more are currently under way for commercialization.

Call direct 888-265-0811 or email teri@hempandgraincompany.com

 

Hemp’s Beneficial Omega 6 GLA Fatty Acid An impressive Spectrum of Benefits

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Hemp’s Beneficial Omega 6 GLA Fatty Acid An impressive Spectrum of Benefits

GLA (gamma linolenic acid) is a plant-derived omega-6 most abundant in hemp seeds, although a member of the omega-6 family, it’s metabolized differently than other omega-6s.

Our modern Western diet is rife with omega-6 fats and generally deficient in omega-3 fats, a fatal imbalance that sets in motion the inflammatory processes implicated in diseases of aging. GLA can counteract this acquired enzyme defect, supplying vital biochemical precursors with powerful anti-inflammatory effects. By converting into beneficial prostaglandins (PGE1s), GLA compensates for this deficiency. The results can be a profound reduction in the impact of inflammation on cardiovascular disease, lung function, autoimmune conditions, and metabolic abnormalities including diabetes.hempfoods-300x256

Combating Obesity

FACT: Research has found that a deficiency in the Omega-6 essential fatty acid, Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA), can actually inhibit healthy weight loss and weight control. In fact, recent studies suggest that obesity is linked with low levels of GLA.

GLA assists in weight loss by significantly increasing metabolism and encouraging stored fat to effectively be used for energy. GLA activates brown adipose tissue (BAT), which is an active tissue that burns calories for heat.  When BAT is actively functioning, it acts as a powerful mechanism for weight loss and weight control.  Studies report that BAT is less active in people who are overweight.

In addition, GLA also activates the metabolic process through its role in providing the nutrients necessary to control the sodium potassium pump in each cell of the body. The sodium potassium pump is essential for cellular homeostasis, and when it’s functioning properly, it can use up to 20-50% of daily caloric energy. Thus, if the pump is not working effectively, the body will store this unused energy as fat.

As important as GLA is for an effective weight management, the challenge is that it only occurs in a very small number of foods in nature. As its name implies, it’s an essential fatty acid, meaning that it must be obtained from the diet.  I recommend hemp as the best source of GLA due to it’s easy to assimilate and naturally balanced profile of essential fatty acids.

What You Need to Know: GLA
  • Novel Cardiac Defense

    Gamma linolenic acid (GLA) is an unusual omega-6 fatty acid with powerful implications for human health.

  • Adequate GLA is required to maintain a healthy balance of anti-inflammatory signaling molecules in the body.
  • The enzyme that produces GLA from dietary fats decreases in activity with aging and in certain chronic conditions.
  • Increasing GLA intake overcomes this deficiency and can restore a healthy balance to suppress chronic inflammation.
  • GLA also may help to prevent inflammation-related changes implicated in the development of atherosclerosis and cancer.
  • GLA has proven benefits in inflammatory diseases such as eczema, asthma, and rheumatoid arthritis.

http://www.lef.org/magazine/2011/1/The-Beneficial-Omega-6-Fatty-Acid/Page-01

We give thanks to & recognize partial blog was written by: By Meghan Atkinson CN

 

Industrial Hemp’s Diversity Fits In With Key Sectors In The Analysis LOHAS Marketplace $209 Billion Strong

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Industrial Hemp’s Diversity Fits In With Key Sectors In The Analysis LOHAS Marketplace $209 Billion Strong

modern-uses56506Industrial Hemp’s Diversity Fits In With Key Sectors In The Analysis LOHAS Marketplace $209 Billion Strong 2015 The Year of Hemp! It’s Growing Even Greener…Hemp Branding for today’s Green Revolution! Every where you look these days you will see “Green” products and “Green” programming. There are “Green” cookbooks, “Green” clothing and even “Green” pet products. We  have even seen “Green” toys for children. But what does it mean to be “Green”? Going “Green” to most people means being more environmentally responsible and making better, healthier choices for yourself, your family and our environment. Some might worry that they have to make drastic changes in their lifestyles in order to be “Green”. Others might see this as just a fad and a passing trend. The terminology we really do not feel it will be a  passing fad, due to the entire whole concept of being more socially responsible and making better choices is here to stay.

 There are many little things you can do to make an impact on our environment. Maybe not individually, but as a whole society those little things add up to big changes.

Our marketing & sales arm in Vancouver Canada; The Hemp Out Agency focuses on a  wider environmental consciousness, by collectively marketing ‘hemp out’ of an alternative culture and into the mainstream. Hemp itself is a misunderstood little plant, not just for certain dubious members of society; it is a remarkably versatile substance, protective properties, feeds our planet, and supports sustainability.

 Hemp Out is a social movement that views people’s social behaviour around natural food trends, growing green initiatives, and Hemp Food’s popularity in the marketplace. 

Market Update from the LOHAS marketplace in Lifestyles Of Health And Sustainability we see more growth since the end of 2011 in the Industrial Hemp industry. Because Hemp falls into each of the key sectors:

1. Personal Health
2. Green Building
3. Eco-tourism
4. Natural Lifestyles
5. Alternative Transportation
6. Alternative Energy
7. Socially Responsible Investing

Exploring Each Sector

Personal Health, a broad category that encompasses natural and organic foods, dietary supplements, natural and organic personal care products, integrative healthcare, and mind/body/spirit products and services comprises more than half of all LOHAS marketplace sales, for a total market value of $118 billion. Its size indicates its position as the cornerstone of this marketplace: Most consumers enter the LOHAS marketplace through a “consumable” product, simply because such products are readily available and their cost is relatively low (compared to durable goods, such as a hybrid vehicle). Furthermore, these products have been in-market many years and consequently have high consumer awareness and familiarity.

hempfoods-300x256The largest categories within this sector are:

1. Natural and organic foods, contributing just over 20 percent of this sector’s value. Purchases are split almost evenly between organic and natural foods and beverages, with a relatively small increment coming from foodservice. The fact that organic sales eclipsed natural sales is a major milestone for the organic industry, and given growth rates, organic sales is likely to far surpass natural product sales in the next few years.

2. Dietary supplements are the second largest category, contributing approximately 10 percent of the total LOHAS market value.

3. Natural and organic personal care products; integrative, complementary and alternative medicine therapies; and mind/body/spirit products and services (containing health clubs, fitness equipment, yoga, self-improvement products and services, natural/organic spas, and magazine, book, video tape, and DVD sales and rentals) round out this category, with a combined value of $72 billion.

Green Building is the second largest sector, and contributed nearly $50 billion to the LOHAS consumer marketplace. Its size is driven primarily by purchases of Energy Star certified homes, whleed-recycleich is more than half of the sector’s value. Sales of other types of green homes, Energy Star certified appliances, flooring, solar panels, and recycled decking were also included in this sector. Sales of Energy Star certified appliances, approximately $14 billion, were the largest of these.

Eco-tourism sales, a particularly on-trend travel option in today’s market, amounted to $24 billion in 2005. These types of trips are growing as much as 34 percent per year, and there are significant opportunities to capitalize on this trend and broaden travel to include an array of experiences from spa services to canopy walks to cultural experiences. Many consumers continue to seek a sense of meaning from their purchases, and eco-tourism is in a unique position to deliver this benefit in multiple dimensions.

Natural Lifestyles, a sector that includes indoor and outdoor furnishings, social change philanthropy, and apparel, represented $10.6 billion in sales, or nearly 5 percent of the LOHAS marketplace. The largest sales came from recycled paper products, contributing nearly half of the sector’s value, followed distantly by natural and organic gardening (approximately $2.3 billion). CFLs (Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs) are also included in this sector. In 2005, their sales were less than $300 million. However, merchandising activities by retailers such as Wal-Mart and Home Depot have significantly grown this category. The number of consumers purchasing CFLs has grown 17 percent annually since 2003. Many other products included in this sector, such as natural cleaning products, organic flowers, and natural pet products, were relatively niche products in 2005. While many of these products have been in-market for many years, new brands such as Method, Pet Promise, and Greenworks are revitalizing these market sectors; time will tell if these brands are strong enough to make a significant contribution to the total LOHAS market size.

Alternative Transportation, the fifth sector, includes sales of hybrid cars, car-sharing programs, and biodiesel fuel. At $5.8 billion, sales of hybrids contributed 95 percent of this sector’s value. With the proliferation of hybrid gas/electric engines, alternative fuels, car sharing, and other green types of green cars (such as components made of recycled content), this sector also shows significant potential to be a larger player in the overall LOHAS marketplace.

Alternative and Renewable Power sales to consumers equaled $380 million. The commercial market for renewable power appears to hold considerable potential, and consumer momentum continues to build. Barriers in understanding, perception and benefits, as well as perceived complications in switching to renewables will need to be overcome for consumers to embrace renewable power.

Finally, total consumer funds under socially responsible investment management in 2005 were $215 billion. Nearly five of every six of these dollars is invested in a socially screened mutual fund. Separate accounts, managed on a custom basis for an individual, is the second most common type of investment but is relatively small: $17 billion. Banks, credit unions and loan funds complete the sector, with $29 billion under management in 2005. The value of these investments is not included in the total market size, because of fluctuating volume based on market performance and their being investments rather than sales. That said, they are clearly part of the LOHAS lifestyle and marketplace.

As products rooted in the LOHAS lifestyle become more appealing to mainstream consumers, all of these sectors appear poised for above-average growth rates. Understanding the specific drivers that make a LOHAS product appeal to a mainstream consumer will be critical to realizing this success. Simultaneously, the ever-demanding LOHAS consumer will be looking for new and innovative green products that provide them with the feeling that they are truly leaders in the marketplace. Consequently, we continue to believe the marketplace holds abundant opportunities and deserving of additional investment and attention.

So in summary the value is an impressive $209 billion. Notably, the numbers represent all U.S. consumers’ purchases of LOHAS goods and services. Hemp’s diversity does fit into key sectors such as Health, Green Building, Social Responsibility, Alternative Energy, Natural Lifestyle, Alternative Transportation and we see this number of brands, services, and innovation growing! _ Teri Wallace CEO Hemp Out Agency

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Hempseed Oil Composition Gives Increasing Interest In The Omega Fatty Acid Markets

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Hempseed Oil Composition Gives Increasing Interest In The Omega Fatty Acid Markets

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hempfoods-300x256New Information On Its Bioactive Compounds Certainly Excites R&D. If you’re looking for growth in the nutrition market, look no further than omega fatty acids. 

Plant Based Oil: Hemp With Its Increasing Interest, Why?  Hempseed oil has a very interesting polyunsaturated fatty acid composition, Fernández-Arche told Reuters Health in an e-mail, because it has an optimal omega-6 to omega-3 ratio of about 3 to 1. Her main area of research is natural products and the bioactive compounds they contain. The researchers examined the fatty acid profile of hempseed oil and found that polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) made up about 75% of the oil. PUFAs include omega-6 and omega-3, the fatty acids found in some meats as well as flax and fish oils. 

Hemp oil the popularity growth is obvious. Rich, nutty and delicate in flavour, this oil contains the only naturally-occurring and perfectly balanced nutritional balance of Essential Fatty Acids, Omega 6 and Omega 3. Hempseed oil is just now coming on the market and supersedes all existing oils that have been used to obtain EFAs in the past (i.e. flax seed oil, evening primrose oil and borage oil) – what’s more, it’s the first delicious edible oil to accomplish this. The human body uses fatty acids from food for building tissues and for specialized functions such as the production of prostaglandins, localised tissue hormones. One major group of fatty acids is called essential fatty acids, which are polyunsaturated, and include two major groups, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. They are called “essential” because the body cannot make them and thus, must obtain them from food sources. Hemp seed oil is the only edible seed oil to contain over 80% polyunsaturated EFA’s and boasts not only the optimum ratio of Omega 3 and Omega 6, but also GLA and SDA.
What is the ‘optimum Omega ratio’ all about? Research data suggests that the optimum ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 for the ultimate human health ranges from 3:1 to 5:1. The World Health Organisation (Sweden/Japan) recognises this optimum ratio to be 3:1. Studies in western populations today show that a typical diet has a ratio range of 10:1 to 20:1. It is likely that excess refined foods, dairy and a lack of whole foods have contributed to this lack of balance, and in turn, our failing health. Through adjusting our diet to allow more natural intake of these EFA’s, we can improve our cellular health and maximize long-term vitality.
What about GLA and SDA Essential Fatty Acids? Incorporating GLA and SDA into our diets helps our bodies assimilate fatty acids (i.e. the omegas). The edibility of hemp seed oil is particularly beneficial as an alternative to other GLA rich sources (i.e. sunflower or evening primrose oil). Adding GLA to the diet seems to lower risks of heart attacks because omega-3 fatty acids reduce the clotting tendency of the blood and improve cholesterol profiles. They also have a natural anti-inflammatory effect, making GLA and SDA useful for people with arthritis and autoimmune disorders. Health Benefits of Hemp Seed Oil Essential fatty acids perform a major role in the human body, and we must obtain them from food sources to derive the health benefits as listed below:

Hormonal Balance

Hemp is the only edible seed containing GLA and magnesium-rich chlorophyll, both which are beneficial in helping with PMS conditions including breast tenderness, bloating, cramping and other discomforts.

Cardiovascular Tonic

Omega-3 oils have been shown in hundreds of studies to lower triglycerides and cholesterol levels – they are also effective in decreasing blood pressure, platelet stickiness and fibrinogen levels. Numerous studies have shown that the substitution of polyunsaturated fats for saturated fats can reduce the risk of sudden cardiac arrest and high blood cholesterol levels. Research has found that for every 1% increase in omega-3, there was a 5mm Hg decrease in systolic, diastolic and mean blood pressure. These EFA’s, especially GLA, have also been found beneficial in both treating and offering protection against various cancers.

Inflammation + Allergies

Omega-3 helps produce PG3 (prostaglandin 3 series), the anti-inflammatory chemicals that work as local hormones in the human body. Numerous studies show that EFAs have positive results in the treatment of many chronic diseases including eczema, itchy skin, acne, psoriasis, lupus and ulcerative colitis.

Arthritis

Key fatty acids found in hemp seed oil provide long-term support and maintenance of arthritic conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis.

Metabolism + Nerve Function

The omega-3 fatty acids help nerve cells communicate with each other, which is an essential step in maintaining good mental health. EFAs have been shown to work with oxygen and enhance electron transport, key activities in energy output within the cell as well as enhance nerve cell insulation.

Skin Health

Hemp seed oil provides EFAs necessary for maintaining health and flexible skin cell membranes as well as exerting anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.

Immunity

EFAs enhance immune function, speed up the rate of immune reactions, help to re-establish population control over intestinal bacteria and improve cellular energy for removing waste materials.

Physical Performance

Omega-3 fatty acids help support the cardiovascular system during exercise and also reduce the negative effect of intense exercise on the immune system.

All these benefits leading topics of today’s lifestyle & health challenges makes this plant based oil seed well worth its topic of new information that is paramount to our answers in use of Omega fatty Acids.  And, that the omega fatty acids industry is a great business to be in, as this industry is consistently growing.

 

Partial blog, quotes referenced:  http://www.health24.com/Natural/News/Hempseed-oil-has-potential-heart-health-benefits-20140212

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Hemp finding new customers as a source of alternative protein – The Western Producer

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Hemp finding new customers as a source of alternative protein – The Western Producer

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It’s a good time to be an alternative protein.

A reputation for being “overall wholesome” is also helping hemp products find a hungry market, a consumer market analyst told the Canadian Hemp Trade Association annual convention Nov. 18.

“We are seeing an increasing number of consumers who are looking for an alternative source of protein,” Svetlana Uduslivaia of Euromonitor International said.

Hemp has multiple human food uses, including protein powders, protein meal, dietary supplements, functional foods and healthy-seeming foods.

The crop is still an infant food industry in North America, after being legalized and adequately regulated in the late-1990s. However, it is appearing in an increasing number of human food and nutritional products.

Uduslivaia said hemp is well-positioned to grow.

Hemp protein, pea protein and brown rice protein have found a growing demand in the protein products area, which was once dominated by men and weight lifters. The revival of protein as a positive food element has allowed its market to expand beyond muscle-focused men to include young, health-conscious women. 

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