Faqs

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People Drinking Kombucha

Why was it legalised in Australia? 

Hemp foods were legalised as a food in Australia in November 2017. Before November, food-grade hemp seed and proteins were marketed as body scrubs and hemp oil as a body oil. It was only people in-the-know about the health benefits of this super-seed who enjoyed all its omega 3 and 6 and fibre benefits inside and out!

Is hemp the same as marijuana?

No. Even though they are genetic cousins, Hemp is the non-psychoactive, low-THC, oil, seed and fibre varieties of the Cannabis sativa plant. Hemp has absolutely no use as a recreational drug.

Will it get me high?

No. While hemp is a superfood containing many vitamins and essential compounds, it won't get you high. 

Where in the world is hemp grown?

Hemp is grown in … Australia, Austria, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine. 

How can hemp be used as a food?

Hemp seed is a highly nutritious source of protein and essential fatty oils. Many populations have grown hemp for its seed — most of them eat it as `gruel’ which is a lot like oatmeal. The leaves can be used as roughage. Hemp seeds do not contain any THC and they do not get you `high.’

Hemp seed protein closely resembles protein as it is found in the human blood. It is fantastically easy to digest, and many patients who have trouble digesting food are given hemp seed by their doctors. Hemp seed was once called `edestine’ and was used by scientists as the model for vegetable protein.

Hemp seed oil provides the human body with essential fatty acids. Hemp seed is the only seed which contains these oils with almost no saturated fat. As a supplement to the diet, these oils can reduce the risk of heart disease. It is because of these oils that birds will live much longer if they eat hemp seed.

What are the benefits of hemp compared to other food crops?

Hemp requires little fertilizer, and grows well almost everywhere. It also resists pests, so it uses little pesticides. Hemp puts down deep roots, which is good for the soil, and when the leaves drop off the hemp plant, minerals and nitrogen are returned to the soil. Hemp has been grown on the same soil for twenty years in a row without any noticeable depletion of the soil.

Using less fertilizer and agricultural chemicals is good for two reasons. First, it costs less and requires less effort. Second, many agricultural chemicals are dangerous and contaminate the environment — the less we have to use, the better.

Hemp has been used to feed many populations in time of famine. Unfortunately, because of various political factors, starving people in today’s underdeveloped countries are not taking advantage of this crop.

Is hemp the same as marijuana? 

No. Even though they are both Cannabis sativa L., hemp is the non-psychoactive, low-THC, oilseed and fiber varieties of the Cannabis sativa plant. Hemp Oz products have absolutely no use as a recreational drug. ALL health no high! 

Is there alcohol in your drinks? 

Though the simple answer to this question is yes. The alcohol content is so small (approximately 0.3%) our drinks are legally considered to be non-alcoholic.  

Will Hemp make me high? 

Not at all. Hemp doesn't contain any psychoactive components, so if you feel good, it's just because your being so healthy! 

Can I drink Kombucha if I'm pregnant or sensitive to alcohol?  

Since naturally fermented and raw, Kombucha does have a trace of alcohol. Therefore, those who are sensitive to alcohol may choose to avoid it.  

Can I order online? 

Yes! Online orders can be placed at www.hempoz.com.au with special promotions often exclusive to online customers. Online orders can also be placed via Dan Murphy’s using their website www.danmurphys.com.au  

How much is shipping? 

Shipping costs are calculated based on the provided postal address as well as the total products purchased from the Hemp Oz store.  

Do you have a store? 

Hemp Oz does not have an established store however products are stocked in over 200 stores nationwide. Visit ‘stockists’ to find a store near you!  

What are the benefits of Kombucha? 

The benefits of kombucha are by now quite widely reported; boosting energy, strengthening immunity, detoxifying the body and boosting gut health.  

I have heard of CBD Oil. Is Hemp Oil the same thing?  

The difference between Hemp and CBD Oil lies within the part of the plant you use to produce the oil. The parts of the Hemp plant that contains the highest amount of CBD are the flowers, leaves and stalk, these parts are used to produce the CBD Oil for medical purposes. 

Hemp Oil, on the other hand, is produced from the seed of the plant and only contains very low, if not any trace of the CBD compound. Hemp is used as a superfood to improve your daily health as it contains high amounts of Omega 3 & 6, Protein, Fibre and Magnesium. 

Is the Hemp protein powder suitable for smoothies? 

The Hemp protein powder is high in protein which is why we refer to it as a protein powder. Unlike the common 'protein powder' perception this Hemp product is highly recommended for cooking purposes as well as adding to smoothies. We do not recommend large quantities in smoothies but incorporating Hemp protein in smoothies is an option. See our ‘recipes’ for cooking ideas! 

What’s so great about Hemp seeds? 

Hemp seeds are one of the most nutritional seeds on the market! Naturally, hemp seed are rich in healthy fats and essential fatty oils whilst being low in carbs. Hemp seeds contain high amounts of vitamin E, magnesium, calcium, iron and zinc. 

Is Hemp gluten free? 

In its purest form Hemp is in fact gluten free. However, like other grain and grain like products is that hemp frequently is grown in rotation with other crops, including gluten grains (especially wheat). And farmers frequently use the same equipment to harvest, store and transport hemp as they do those gluten grains. That's how hemp can get contaminated. 

 

Is it okay to store Hemp Kombucha out of the fridge?

Hemp Oz Hemp Kombucha is best refrigerated, even when the bottle is unopened. This is because It contains a live culture of bacteria and yeast, known as probiotics. Hemp Oz Kombucha is okay out of the fridge for a short amount of time if kept out of direct sunlight and at room temperature.

Why can other raw kombucha brands be stored out of the fridge?

Different recipes for kombucha produce different results. Because the cultures are still alive, they'll continue the fermentation process as long as they can, by refrigerating you are pausing the fermentation process.  In order to keep your Hemp Oz Kombucha fresh and cultures alive, we highly recommended keeping your kombucha refrigerated or stored in a dark place.

Does Hemp oz Kombucha contain genetically modified ingredients?

 Absolutely not. At Hemp oz our products are, and always will be, 100% GMO-free.

Can I make my own Kombucha?

Yes, you can! With our Hemp Kombucha starter kit, you can make kombucha at home for cents per bottle. It’s as easy as ONE, TWO, THREE! Check out our https://hempoz.com.au/products/hemp-kombucha-start-kit.

What’s the caffeine amount in Hemp Oz Kombucha?

The amount of caffeine in Hemp Oz Kombucha is very small. The organic tea in our kombucha naturally has caffeine, during the fermentation process most is fermented out of the product. For those of you who are sensitive to caffeine, even in small quantities, we recommend drinking our hemp infused lemon/ginger water.

What is the shelf life of Hemp Oz Kombucha?

 Our best- before dates are 6 months from the time of pouring/bottling our supercharged nutrition drinks!

How long does Hemp Oz Kombucha last after opening?

 We recommend consuming within 48 hours of opening, if kept in the fridge. Once opened our hemp oz kombucha will start to loose it’s fizz when exposed to oxygen. This can throw off the balance of the culture, but it can also just make the kombucha unpleasantly acidic. 

 Is Hemp Oz Kombucha Pasteurised?

Certainly not! Our Kombucha is raw and unpasteurised. Pasteurisation involves briefly heating a liquid to kill harmful bacteria such as salmonella. This generally is considered a good thing, however, there are millions of beneficial bacteria called probiotics in kombucha, which are produced during the fermentation process. If heated, our probiotic friends will die. Therefore, our kombucha is never heated to ensure that we keep our live cultures, healthy, intact and ALIVE.

 Is Hemp Oz Kombucha certified organic?

 Not yet, but we are definitely in the process of being organically certified.

Can children drink Hemp Oz Kombucha?

Absolutely! Not only is it a healthy alternative to soft drinks, it has all the benefits of tea supercharged! Nonetheless, as stated on our bottles there are trace elements of alcohol present as a residual of the fermentation process, we advise you to seek the advice of your health professional.