[17 March/The Country]

Hemp seed producers, Kanapu Hemp Food Ltd had a successful harvest which meant further national and international market expansion was possible. Kanapu Founder, Isaac Beach, said the season’s harvest yielded more than they expected. They want to add hemp flour and flakes to their range which currently includes hemp seed oil. Mr Beach added that their flour contained 35 percent protein, but they wanted to improve this to 50 percent. Flakes are the most nutritious way of consuming hemp seed, containing Omega 3 and 6 and protein according to Mr Beach. He noted that their hemp varieties have zero THC and were therefore completely non-psychoactive. He thanked local businesses who had supported the hemp seed oil range.