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Hemp is set to take over the health foods aisle.

Matakana SuperFoods has been eagerly watching this space and jumped at the chance to develop some innovative hemp products. Matakana SuperFoods’ certified organic hemp range includes hulled hemp seeds and derivatives such as protein powder and flour.

Hemp seed products are not only tasty but incredibly versatile and can be utilised in cooking, baking, smoothies and desserts. Matakana SuperFoods’ has also developed a hemp chocolate drink, dark chocolate bar, hemp mueslis and porridge. Hemp seeds are a vegan source of complete protein, meaning they contain all nine essential amino acids. They are also high in fibre, vitamins and minerals.

For more information on the range please contact Lisa Patterson at sales@matakanasuperfoods.com or phone 09 4229618.

new hemisphere has just released three exciting new hemp foods products, Hemp Seed Hulled, Hemp Protein, and Hemp Seed Flour, to their hemp food range which already includes the successful Hemp Seed Oil and Hemp Seed Oil capsules.  All made from 100 percent chemical residue free seed grown in the fertile fields of Mid Canterbury and produced in their purpose-built seed processing facility.

They understand the growing importance consumers are putting on health, and many people consider hemp seeds to be a superfood. These small, brown seeds contain a wide variety of nutrition including, protein, fibre, essential amino acids and essential fatty acids, Omega-3 and Omega-6. These nutritionally diverse foods contribute to the health and wellbeing of consumers and are in hot demand by the public.

All three products boast a good source of protein for muscle growth and maintenance, with Hemp Protein being used as a nutritious addition for the whole family to boost the health value of lunchbox treats, breads or smoothies.  As a plant-based protein, it is free from dairy and soy delivering wholefood nutrition to any protein shake.

Hemp Seed Flour can be used just like regular flour, swapping out all or part of regular flour in baking, cooking or sauces. This nutritional wholefood flour also packs an excellent fibre punch alongside its essential amino acids and fatty acids.

Hemp Seed Hulled is our personal favourite, boasting a delicate nutty flavour that even the kids will enjoy. Packed with protein, essential amino acids, and healthy fats, they taste amazing on pretty much everything. Try it out over cereals, meats, vegetables, in baking or just eaten by the handful.

For more information and recipes refer to www.nzhempfoods.co.nz, or contact your local Engagement Group sales rep via debbie@engagementgroup.co.nz or phone 027 241 8508.

HempFarm has been enabling the New Zealand hemp industry since 2008 as a means to create real change for the environment. By growing hemp, we enrich the soil, help protect waterways and contribute to healing our damaged environment. The company has gone from simple bottled oil and capsules to food, skincare and are now in the process of developing a full hemp process facility in Tauranga.

At the Go Green expo in Auckland, the team at HempFarm were overwhelmed by the positive response for their products, such as their Pure Hemp Seed Oil, Hemp Hearts and Protein Powder.

Hemp Hearts are a complete protein including all essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals including iron, zinc, calcium and magnesium. Hemp Protein Powder is a great choice for any active lifestyle, supporting muscle growth and development. With 50 percent protein per serve, hemp is easy on the digestive system.

For more information visit my.hempfarm.co.nz.


Waiheke Herbs began when founder Wendy Kendall decided to move to the popular Island to raise a family. She wanted to create a healthy spread alternative for her young children and so began experimenting with herbs in her backyard.

Waiheke Herbs now has a range of salts and spreads derived from the freshest of herbs and naturally preserved.  With a focus on creating healthy offerings for families, it was not surprising that when given the opportunity to include hemp in a herb spread Wendy jumped at the chance.

The organic Herb Spread with Garlic and Supergreens with Hemp Oil contains a combination of parsley, rosemary, nasturtium, dandelion, plantain, spinach, oregano, thyme, sage, lavender and calendula.

For more information contact Wendy Kendall at wendy@waihekeherbs.co.nz or visit www.waihekeherbs.co.nz.

Distributed by Natural Things Distribution, Nutra Organics hemp proteins are a wholesome blend of certified organic plant-based proteins and superfoods. The vegan protein blends contain hemp protein, sprouted and bio-fermented pea protein and sacha inchi protein.

“This means that our hemp protein range has a broad spectrum of amino acids from a variety of plant-based protein sources to ensure it is easily digestible,” said Mark Billington from Natural Things Distribution. “The change to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code that occurred in late 2018 allowed us to develop hemp products that would bring a whole new meaning to plant-based protein. Our specific formulas not only contain the combination of three different vegan proteins powders but each of the three flavours has been specifically designed to deliver unique health benefits.”

The legalisation of hemp has meant that Nutra Organics mission of helping people to live healthier and more energetic lives is now even easier.

For more information contact Mark at mark@naturalthings.co.nz or visit www.naturalthingsdistribution.co.nz/nutra-organics.