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Interview: Tegan Scates – Founder of ‘High on Hemp’ and ‘MaMilk’

 

In all new and growing industries, having young voices championing and leading the charge is necessary to help both build industry credibility and help educate the masses – Tegan Scates is on such a mission. Founder of ‘High on Hemp’ and ‘MaMilk’, Tegan dedicates her time to helping spread word about the incredibly diverse cannabis plant and managing her various start-ups. In this interview we asked Tegan about her background, her views on the current hemp scene, and about her exciting start-ups. Enjoy!

Read below:

Please tell us a bit about yourself, who is Tegan Scates?

The Queen of all things green! Anyone who knows me would say I’m passionate about my work, I rarely clock off. Not only do I spend my days trying to find new ways to live more sustainability but I also love encouraging others to do the same. I love what I do but in my downtime I spend my days exploring documentaries, whipping up baked goods in the kitchen and unwinding with my loved ones.

How did you become involved in the hemp scene?

I was introduced to the industry by a hemp farmer. My prior lifestyle consisted of mass amounts of fast fashion, chemical-infused products and an overall lack of appreciate for the world in which we live in. Cannabis became a gateway for me to learn more about the bigger issue at hand – sustainability.

How would you describe the current hemp scene in Australia?

Growing faster, day by day. A year on since legalisation we are only know seeing truly innovative products hitting the shops for consumers to try. Hemp is not only being incorporated into the foods we eat but the homes we build, the clothes we wear and the beauty products we use. I’m incredibly excited to see what the future holds as more infrastructure is put in place for us to grow this industry in Australia.

You are the founder of ‘High on Hemp’, please tell us about this platform and your intentions for starting it?

High on Hemp’s main goal is to raise awareness of the cannabis plant and define ways in which it can be used in our daily lives. When we started most people associated hemp with tide died t-shirts and smoking objects, we wanted to bring class back into the industry by showcasing hemp products in their truest form. Nearly two years on from our launch the business has evolved into not only a brand advocacy platform but a full service marketing & advertising agency for the cannabis sector. We work directly with our client partners to execute marketing campaigns and to raise brand awareness.

“Hemp is not only being incorporated into the foods we eat but the homes we build, the clothes we wear and the beauty products we use. I’m incredibly excited to see what the future holds as more infrastructure is put in place for us to grow this industry in Australia.”

What are the most common misconceptions you find when explaining hemp to the everyday consumer?

I can easily say that the most common misconception is the benefits of hemp due to its closely associated cousin. To be honest we can’t blame people for that either. We are really only seeing a push in education now. We are still learning everyday about the power of cannabis and what it holds for not only us but for our environment. We are taking a step in the right direction with mass media covering the ins and outs of what is happening around the globe.

You have recently launched the amazing looking MaMilk, a hemp milk company. What are the benefits of hemp milk, and where do you see hemp milks niche in the dairy-free milk market?

Thank you so much. This project has been in the works for a long time and we are so excited to bring it to market. We wanted to make sure we had a solid supply chain and that consumers were ready for a product like this, timing is everything!

The alternative milk industry has been rapidly expanding in Australia over the past couple of years as more consumers are opting for plant-based lifestyles. Hemp milk contains calcium, protein, essential vitamins plus the added benefits of omega 3 & 6 essential fatty acids in the ideal 1:3 ratio. This milk is made for everyone and it comes with the same familiar wholesome feeling that we have become accustom too.

 

Where did the name ‘MaMilk’ arise from?

“Ma” means hemp in Chinese! Hemp has been instilled in their culture for thousands of years and we wanted to shine the light on that in our branding.

You are launching with two varieties of hemp-milk, do you intend to expand MaMilks range of milks/products in future?

We sure are, without giving too much away our next flavours will include almonds & coconut. They are just as delicious as they sound, trust me!

“We are still learning everyday about the power of cannabis and what it holds for not only us but for our environment.”

Where do you see the hemp industry heading in the next few years?

The possibilities are endless. The CBD market will be the next big wave. We are already working with products which use hemp extracted whole-plant cannabinoid formulations. We just need to remain patient and work with the legislation which is currently in place. We don’t need anything slowing us down!

Where can people find out more about your various projects?

I’m bursting at the seams to tell you more about some of the projects we are working on. Hint – We are currently designing the first cannabis related billboard in Australia (crazy!). Follow high on hemps journey at @highonhemp or www.highonhemp.com.au and MaMilk at @mamilkco.

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Hemp Banana Bread Recipe

 

by Tegan Scates of ‘High on Hemp’

Better Bolognese

There’s nothing like a warm slice of delicious banana bread to help warm the soul during the colder months. This Hemp Banana Bread recipe by High on Hemp founder Tegan Scates is super easy and sure to impress, give it a whirl!

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup spelt flour
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of milk of your choice
  • 2 large mashed bananas
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup of Australia Primary hemp seeds
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • (optional) – Decorate with banana slices, drizzled honey and hemp seeds

Method

  1. PREHEAT your oven to 160° F fan-forced.
  2. COMBINE all ingredients into a mixing blow.
  3. MIX until combined.
  4. SPOON batter into a lined loaf tin.
  5. DECORATE with banana slice, honey and hemp seeds before placing in the oven.
  6. BAKE for 1 hour or until cooked through – test with a skewer first before removing from the oven.
  7. COOL completely before removing from the tin.
  8. SERVE alone or with coconut ice-cream.

High on Hemp

High on Hemp was established with one goal in mind, to educate and raise awareness of sustainability, and how hemp can change the way we live and the environment we live in. Founder Tegan Scates started her hemp journey in 2014, striving to use her diverse skill set to help play a key role in educating Australians on the burgeoning hemp industry. Please check out the High on Hemp Website, or High on Hemp Instagram page to learn more.

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Better Bolognese Recipe

 

by Health Nomad

Better Bolognese

Ingredients

      • 1 Large brown onion (chopped)
      • 2-3 cloves of garlic (finely chopped of crushed)
      • 2 cups of walnuts or almonds (blended)
      • 2 cans of lentils
      • 1 cup of organic red wine (optional)
      • 1 cup of sunflower seeds
      • 700g of passats
      • 500g pasta sauce of choice (check ingredients to make sure it doesn’t contain meat, eggs or dairy)</>
      • 1 tbs salt (add more if needed)
      • 1 tsp pepper (add more if needed)
      • 1 handful freshly chopped parsley OR basil
      • 1 tbs each fresh oregano and thyme (2 tbs each if using dried herbs)
      • 1/2 cup hemp seeds
      • Your favorite pasta

      Method

      1. In a large pot, add onion and half a cup of water. Cook until onion starts to turn translucent and add more water if needed.
      2. Add garlic, oregano, thyme and lentils, mixing well (add the tiniest bit of water if ingredients start to stick to bottom of pan).
      3. Once you start to smell the fragrance of the herbs add pasta sauce, passata, red wine, salt, pepper, sunflower seeds and nut meal. Incorporate well on medium heat.
      4. Once bubbles start to appear on surface add chopped parsley or basil and simmer on low heat for a minimum of 20 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent sauce from burning on the bottom of pot.
      5. Take sauce off the heat and mix in hemp seeds before serving on top of your favourite pasta. Buon appetito!

      Health Nomad

      Georgia Steele is a certified yoga teacher and current natural medicine student with a passion for holistic health, travel and plant based food.

      Check out Georgia’s website for other delicious recipes or her instagram.

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Seeded loaf with Hemp Seeds

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup of hemp seeds
  • 1/2 cup flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts or almonds
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 4 Tbsp. psyllium seed husks (3 Tbsp. if using psyllium husk powder)
  • 1 tsp. fine grain sea salt (add ½ tsp. if using coarse salt)
  • 1 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 3 Tbsp. melted coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 cups water

Method

    1. Mix all dry ingredients in a silicon loaf pan, stir well. Whisk maple syrup, oil and water together in a measuring cup. Add this to the dry ingredients and mix very well until everything is completely soaked and the dough becomes thick (if the dough is too thick to stir, add one or two teaspoons of water until the dough softens). Smooth out the top with the back of a spatula. Let the dough sit out on the counter for at least 2 hours, or all day/overnight. To make sure the dough is ready, it should retain its shape when you pull the sides of the loaf pan away from it.
    2. Preheat oven to 175C.
    3. Place loaf pan in the oven on the middle rack, and bake for 20 minutes. Remove bread from loaf pan, place it upside down directly on the rack and bake for another 30-40 minutes. The bread is done when it sounds hollow when tapped. Let cool completely before slicing.
    4. Store bread in a tightly sealed container for up to five days (If you can make it last that long!). Freezes well too – slice before freezing for quick and easy toast!
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Hemp Cashew Mayo Sauce Recipe

 

by Jess Wallace

Ingredients

 

  • 1/3 cup of hemp seeds
  • 1 cup of raw cashews, soaked
  • 1/2 cup of water to start + little more for desired consistency
  • 1/4 cup of nutritional yeast
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Sprinkle of garlic salt

Method

    1. Soak the cashews for at least half an hour, then drain
    2. Blend with the 1/2 cup of water until smooth consistency. Keep thick if using for a mayo/spread, or add more water to have with pasta.
    3. Whilst pasta is cooking blitz together pesto ingredients in food processor, pulsing 5-10 seconds at a time.
    4. Add the hemp seeds, lemon juice, nutritional yeast and garlic salt then blend again until smooth.
    5. Keeps well in fridge for up to 5 days. Eat on crackers, with pasta or as a platter dip!

Jess Wallace

Jess is passionate about plant based foods, veganism and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. She shares her magical creations on her instagram page, be sure to check them out!!

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Hemp Seed – The Superfood

The hemp seed (or hemp heart) has been an important source of nutrition for many cultures for thousands of years, and is the true definition of ‘superfood’. In its natural state hemp seed is considered by many to be the safest, most balanced, natural and complete source of protein, amino acids, and essential fats found in nature. Technically a nut, hemp seed contains on average 30% oil, and 25% protein, with considerable amounts of dietary fibre, vitamins and minerals.

Hemp seeds have been ignored for their nutritional benefits because of hemp’s relationship to cannabis; however hemp seeds don’t cause any psychotropic (high) reactions, and are extremely nutritious. Let’s take a look at its key features and how you can benefit from it.

Healthy Fats at the Optimal Ratio

The oil in hemp seeds is typically over 80% in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), and is an exceptionally rich source of the two essential fatty acids (EFAs) linoleic acid (omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3). The ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 in hemp seed oil is generally 2:1-3:1, this is considered to be optimal for human health. No other single plant source contains the oils essential to life in this perfect ratio as well as hemp.

Western diets are commonly very unbalanced, displaying a ratio of around 10:1. This high ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids in our modern diet likely plays a role in the occurrence of various skin problems, and inflammatory diseases.

The EFAs are fatty acids that cannot be made by humans, and thus must be obtained through diet. Diets that contain sufficient EFAs and PUFAs have shown to lower both arterial levels of LDL-cholesterol and blood pressure in humans. PUFA’s also increase bleeding times which results in decreased peripheral blood pressure and clot formation.

Amino Acid and Protein Profile

The two main proteins found in hempseed are Edestin and albumin. These high-quality storage proteins are easily digested and contain significant amounts of all essential amino acids.

Edestin Protein

Edestin protein is found only in hemp seed. Edestin protein is similar to the human body’s own globular proteins found in blood plasma. Edestin protein produces antibodies which are vital to maintain a healthy immune system. Since Edestin protein closely resembles the globulin in blood plasma, it’s very compatible with the human digestive system. This could explain why there are very few reported food allergies to hemp foods. Edestin protein has also been shown to promote a healthy immune system as well as eliminate stress.

Albumin Protein

Albumin protein is another high quality globulin protein and is similar to that found in egg whites. Albumin is highly digestible and is a major source of free radical scavengers. In fact, Albumin is the current industry standard for protein evaluation. (Reference) Albumin protein also assists in maintaining the strength of tissues that hold the body together.

Amino Acids

Digestion transforms hemp protein into amino acids which are the basic building blocks required for the growth and maintenance of body tissue. (Reference)

Hemp protein uniquely contains all of the 21 known amino acids — including 9 essential amino acids (EAAs). These amino acids are labelled “essential” because the human body can’t produce them on its own. Amino acids carry out many important bodily functions including giving cells their structure and are essential for healing wounds and repairing tissue.

Vitamins, Minerals and Fibre

Hemp seeds are rich in minerals such as phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium sulfur, calcium, iron, magnesium and zinc. On top of this hemp seeds contain adequate amounts of Vitamin E, B vitamins including Folate, and Vitamin D3 (the only known plant food source of this incredibly important sunshine vitamin).

Hemp seeds are also high in insoluble and soluble fibre, providing more than enough to help keep your gastrointestinal system regular. A research study conducted in a Hong Kong university demonstrated hemp seed pills as an effective treatment for relieving functional constipation. The researchers found that a dose of 7.5 grams (Just under 1 tbsp) to be more effective and therapeutic than smaller doses of 2.5 or 5 grams.

Hemp Food in Australia & New Zealand

In April this year, Australia and New Zealand food regulators finally decided to follow the rest of the world and allow hemp to be sold as a food source. Coming into effect in November 2017, sales of low-THC hemp products including proteins, milks, flours and oils will be available to the public to consume as they please.

Big ups to the regulators involved! We can’t wait to see what interesting ways people find to use hemp products in their foods.

Wrap Up

Hemp seed is an excellent source of nutrition. The many benefits of hemp seeds can be attributed to high levels of essential fatty acids, being rich in vitamins and minerals, as well as a rich source of important amino acids in an easily digested protein.

P.S We will be following the post with some amazing hemp food recipes, keep your eyes peeled.

HEMP HEART LOW-DOWN

  1. Healthy fats at the ideal 3:1 ratio.
  2. High in protein (~25%), and contains the amazing proteins Edestin and Albumin
  3. High in gut healthy fibre
  4. High in fibre, minerals and vitamins
  5. Is now a legal food source in Aus & NZ



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