Lady Jane Gourmet Seed Co.: Hemp & Health

In an era when many food products are processed and modified, Lady Jane Gourmet Seed Co seeks to provide better access to healthy, whole food options. Based in Metamora, Michigan, this artisan, gluten-free food manufacture focuses on making products from nutritionally dense hemp seeds.

ljsc peopleOne of the most important things you can do for healthful body is to focus on proper nutrition. However, there is a lot of misinformation that can make eating right a confusing process. Hemp is one food product where misinformation abounds thanks to an erroneous association between hemp and marijuana. While both hemp and marijuana are cannabis plants, hemp is distinctly different. There is almost no THC in hemp and you cannot get high or fail a drug test from eating hemp seeds. Hemp seeds are, however, a good plant-based source of protein and fiber and they contain a variety of important vitamins (vitamin E), minerals (iron, magnesium, zinc), and essential fatty acids.

Hemp seeds can be added to your diet in a variety of ways. They are a great healthy fat and protein source for smoothies and add a delightful crunch when mixed into yogurt. They are also wonderful when added to baked goods (breads, cookies, granola, etc.), sprinkled on salads, blended into trail mix, or enjoyed straight out the bag!GB w seeds SQ

Cousin Mary Jane, Lady Jane Gourmet Seed Co’s brand ambassador, works to educate consumers on the health benefits of consuming hemp seeds. Consuming high-fiber, plant-based, minerally dense foods, like hemp seeds,  can be an important part of addressing the many chronic diseases that plague our country. Cousin Mary Jane seeks to spread this message so all people can live fulfilling, healthful lives.

You can find Lady Jane on Saturday’s at Eastern Market, at various retailers and online at  #EatSomeHemp

Laura Noble is the owner of Lady Jane Gourmet Seed Company. Learn more on her website: