A new healthy food contender is making the rounds and it’s taken a surprising form. Heaven’s Lettuce, the company behind Lettuce Hemp Chips, wants to divorce any negative notions of hemp and assert that this superfood is about to take off in a big way.
"We're super excited to launch this new snack food, created from real hemp leaves. This has never been done before, and we can't wait for the world to try it," said Co-Founder Gary Avetisyan. "Most hemp food products use oil or seeds, and don't really give you the benefits of eating the actual hemp leaves. But we intend Heaven's Lettuce Hemp Chips to be the product that vindicates the hemp plant."
According to a press release, some of the benefits of eating pure hemp leaves include it being rich in amino acids, magnesium, protein, and chlorophyll, which is linked to better healing and detoxification. They are also a great source of vitamins A and C.
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"Hemp is such a powerful source of healthy nutrients and minerals—basically a superfood—and it has received a bad rap over the years," added Avetisyan. "But our team has put together the finest organic ingredients in a painstaking process that produces the perfect snack chip: hemp leaves coated in delicious, organic ingredients. Hemp is pure. Hemp is wholesome. And Hemp has brought people together for decades."
Are we about to see the addition of hemp leaf chips on charcuterie boards? As a native Californian, I can’t imagine the idea is that far off.
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