a) Definition of a Hemp Granola
Granola is great as a breakfast meal, a snack or a post-work-out snack. Hemp granola like other hemp products represent health and wellness. Hemp seeds are nuts and make a great addition to a granola meal or bar. You can also use hemp seed powder as an ingredient in making granola bars. Most granola consist of baked oats, nuts, rice, and a sweetener. Some granola recipes are richer and include chocolate, raisins, dates, dried fruit and also flax seeds. Flax seeds usually improve digestion. When taking granola, you can combine it with milk, yogurt, or other cereals. Alternatively, granola is an excellent topping for ice cream, pastries or desserts. It is nutritious and high in calories; it is a very convenient meal or snack for athletes, campers, backpackers, or hikers.
There are two types of hemp granola, namely with or without CBD.
Hemp Granola Without CBD
The main ingredient in hemp granola without CBD is hemp hearts. Hemp hearts are hemp seeds without the outer cover. Hemp seeds do not contain cannabinoids. Therefore, if hemp granola has only hemp seeds, then it has no Cannabidiol (CBD). Hemp granola without Cannabidiol (CBD) does not contain extracts from the flowers, stalks or leaves of the hemp plant. Hemp seed granola is nutritious and should be part of your regular diet. The seeds are rich in protein and also contain vitamins and minerals including vitamin E, potassium, sodium, sulfur, zinc, iron, folate, phosphorus and magnesium. Hemp hearts have all the nine amino acids that are essential for body functions while Iron and zinc usually boost the functions of the immune system. If you have an active lifestyle, hemp hearts will help in building muscle tissue by repairing muscles and growing new ones.
CBD Hemp Granola and Hemp Granola Bars
CBD granola, on the other hand, will help users in treating a variety of health conditions. The granola contains either CBD isolate or CBD oil as an ingredient. There are two dominant active chemical compounds found in the hemp plant, namely Cannabidiol (CBD) and THC. However, THC levels are low below 0.3%, leaving CBD to be the dominant compound. The good thing with CBD is that unlike THC, it does not cause users to get high or fail drug tests. It has also been proven not to be addictive.
CBD helps with anxiety, insomnia, muscle, and joint pains. It is also an anti-seizure medication. The FDA of the USA recently approved the use of Epidiolex, a drug containing CBD in the treatment of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome, the two epilepsy types do not respond to other anti-seizure medications.
If you are taking CBD for the first time, it is highly advisable to start with a small dosage. Some individuals usually experience side effects including nausea and fatigue.
Are Hemp Granola Ideal for Vegetarian?
Different manufacturers have their unique brands of granola in the market. There is, therefore, a range of hemp granola in the market all with slightly different ingredients. We expect most hemp granola to be free from meat, eggs, fish, and fowl. However, it is important to check the packaging of the product when buying just to be sure. Read labels of hemp granola to know all the ingredients in the product.
Home-Made Hemp Granola
Alternatively, you can make your own granola meals or bars. Making your hemp granola gives you control over what ingredients you will use, especially if you are watching your weight or you have certain allergies or diet sensitivities.
Use a combination of ingredients including hemp seeds, other nuts, oats, dried fruit, and your preferred sweetener. For sweetener, you can use honey or maple syrup. Then add hemp seed oil to the mixture and bake it for half an hour or so. You can choose to make the granola crumpy or loose. If you need it to have CBD, then you may add CBD oil or CBD isolate powder, but the baking heat should be low.
You can also make your own Hemp Granola Bars. Commercial protein bars may have unhealthy fats or contain too much sugar that may be unhealthy. There are many simple recipes you can use to make healthy hemp bars using ingredients like powdered CBD isolate or CBD oil, hemp protein powder, chocolate chips, coconut flour, and peanut butter.
b) History of Hemp Granola
Granola first came into the limelight in the year 1863 in New York by one doctor called Dr. James Caleb Jackson who operated a health spa. In the 1960s, there was a revision of the name and meal granola, but the new manufacturer’s ingredients were a little bit more different with an addition of nuts and fruits. Then in 1972 is when Heartland Natural Cereal made granola from wheat germ, sesame seeds and rolled oats and then did mass marketing of the same. Since then, granola has become a popular breakfast meal and snack in most homes in the USA and across the globe.
c) The Future of Hemp Granola
There are still doubts as to the curative features of CBD. In the future, we hope that all concerned will fully address doubts that are currently surrounding the use of CBD for some conditions. We need researchers to conduct more scientific-based studies on CBD to prove all medical benefits of CBD so that we can know if, for example, CBD can help in curing cancer or not. Besides that, at the moment it is hard to administer CBD dosages until medical researchers conduct further human research studies.
d) Frequently Asked Questions
Will I get high from taking CBD granola bars?
No, you won’t get high because no part of the industrial hemp plant including the leaves, flowers, stalks, and seeds have high amounts of THC. The legal limit for THC in the industrial hemp plant is that it should be below 0.3% of the plant composition. The levels are too low to get someone high or make someone fail a drug test.
Do all hemp granola have CBD?
Not all hemp granola have the active compound CBD. Some hemp granolas only contain hemp hearts which do not have any trace of CBD.
Where can I buy hemp granola?
The industrial hemp plant is a legal plant in the USA and other parts of the world. You can check if there are hemp granolas in your local store. If they are not there, then check a hemp dispensary near you or buy from online dealers.
Where can one buy CBD hemp granola bars?
Since the passing of the hemp 2018 Farm Bill in December 2018, it is legal to deal with hemp products. There are various places you can find CBD granola bars. If they are not in your local store, then check a hemp dispensary near you or buy the hemp granola online.