Often considered the material of choice for hippies and a strain of cannabis with no high, Hemp is one of the most versatile plants around.
Laws are in the process of being loosened around the non-psychoactive cannabis, which will allow the country's 40-odd commercial growers to sell the seed as food. Enter: Plant Culture, a pop-up restaurant and hemp protein company hell-bent on educating New Zealanders about hemp and its nutritional benefits in a factual, safe and professional format.
Over four evenings this August, Plant Culture will be serving a four-course set menu all made with hemp seed. The menu is entirely plant based, gluten-free using non-allergenic ingredients and has been designed to showcase the versatility and benefits of nature's most nutritious seed. Picture a menu comprised of: gourmet bread, pizza, ice cream, and chocolate — all made with hemp seed. The menu is matched with non-alcoholic beverages.
Hemp seed is one of the most abundant, environmentally proactive forms of protein and Omega 3 on the planet. Get involved.