Hemp is a newly legalized functional food with ever-increasing popularity in New Zealand. It is incredibly nutrient rich, providing all 20 amino acids, as well as being high in vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids (particularly omega-3). The omega-3 content in combination with gamma linolenic acid makes hemp a beneficial anti-inflammatory that can aid in improved brain function, hair growth, skin health, and digestion, as well as lessening PMS and menopause symptoms and reducing chances of heart disease. Hemp has been an important source of nutrition for humans for thousands of years, hence the decision to use hemp flour in Unrefined Cakery's Ginger Buckwheat cookie mix. Better health to you!