Did you know that until 1883 all American paper was made with hemp? Or that George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were both hemp farmers? How about this for some heritage: Both the first American flag and the first two drafts of the Declaration of Independence were also manufactured from—you guessed it—hemp fibers.
My source (sorry, couldn’t resist) for all this amazing hemp trivia is The Wonder Seed, which has been infusing their vegan products for 25 years with the optimal amount of virgin organic cold-pressed hempseed oil, said to be the most nutritious oil on Earth. This week, Mommy Greenest readers score 20% off plus a chance to win a box of The Wonder Seed’s hempalicious products, worth $110!
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Absolutely synthetic chemical free and delicately scented with essential oils, The Wonder Seed line is EcoCert, certified vegan and never tested on animals. Each product is rich with hemp seed oil, which delivers eight vitamins, four minerals and all 10 amino acids that humans need—especially a perfect balance of Omega 3 and 6 for optimal absorption of all of the above.
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Want more trivia? It took the U.S. Government until 2013 to re-approve the growing of industrial hemp in the United States—despite the fact that it has absolutely zero drug properties and is one of the most sustainable crops on the market. Last year, one American farmer harvested the first industrial hemp crop in 53 years. Can you guess in which state? I’ll give you a hint: Follow Rocky Mountain Hemp @HempRyan, who live-tweeted about the amazing community of people who came out to help harvest the first American hemp crop in nearly 60 years.