Hemp Spaghetti : a healthy and tasty alternative to traditional Italian food

Wednesday, Sep 9, 2015

Hemp, what a wonderful thing on a sunny day, or any other day for that matter. It’s not out of the ordinary for hemp to be utilized to re-invent or even add an extra health kick to some of our most beloved and popular foods. As a matter of fact, from hemp butter to hemp oil and even hemp hearts used for salads – we are increasingly seeing hemp as a healthy staple in our kitchens. So it’s not surprising to learn that farmers from Southern Italy presented a twist on Italy’s most famous export, pasta, by introducing hemp spaghetti at a food festival in London recently.

“Hemp food is truly organic,” said Marzio Ilario Fiore, 30, whose farm in the Molise region produces hemp oil and flour. “Hemp requires no pesticides, no fertilizers and only moderate amounts of water.”

Hemp-based food products and hemp oil of Azienda Agricola Fiore Marzio ILario are seen in this handout photograph taken in London July 20, 2015.

Besides its many other uses, Hemp can also be cultivated for food, paving the way for a host of possibilities when it comes to cooking with the plant. After all, hemp seeds are widely known as one of the richest sources of vegetarian protein and high concentrations of omega fatty acids.

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