September 30, 2014

At $21 a Pound, Roasted Hemp Seeds Look Like a Cash Cow

Westword
Hemp seeds have started infiltrating grocery-store shelves across America. They're often sold shelled and in bulk quantities, but some producers have also been packaging them as snack items. Roasted and seasoned, they're fine snacks -- they taste nothing like pot and don't get you high, but they're high in protein (nine grams in three tablespoons) and full of omega essential fatty acids.
But when we saw a bag of Ziggy Marley Hemp Rules -- seeds that are USDA certified organic -- selling for $7.99 for six ounces (before tax), we started considering the potential of hemp seeds as a cash crop.
http://blogs.westword.com/cafesociety/2014/09/roasted_hempseeds_must_be_an_insane_cash_cow_for_producers.php

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