Bid to produce milk from hemp
24 October, 2016, 12:00 am
SYDNEY – With Australia’s alternative milk industry on the rise, one New South Wales farmer is considering a dairy substitute that is not even legal yet.
Stuart Larssons, a soybean grower at Mallanganee in northern New South Wales, wants to produce hemp milk.
“If you’ve tasted hemp milk it’s a lovely mild product to drink, high in omega sixes and threes, all the good things in there,” Mr Larssons said.
Hemp is a species of cannabis although, unlike marijuana, it has low levels of the mind-altering chemical compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Hemp milk is made by crushing the seeds and mixing them with water.
The milk is already sold overseas, although it cannot be sold legally as a food product in Australia yet.