Over the years super foods have come in and out of fashion, but now one expert is suggesting hemp might be a wonder food of the future.
New Zealand chef, Cameron Sims, 24, is running a pop-up restaurant called Plant Culture to educate people on the benefit of hemp, which he says tastes like 'herby pine nuts'.
'The main health benefit of the hemp seed is it's a complete protein and it has a rich source of omega 3,' he told Daily Mail Australia. 'And omega 3 is widely known to reduce inflammation which often causes chronic illness.'
A New Zealand chef, Cameron Sims (pictured), 24, wants to educate people on the hemp and the use of hemp in cooking
Cameron wants to change the public opinion of what hemp is - and in a bid to do this, has made a menu where every item contains hemp oil.
'We want to clear the widespread confusion,' Cameron told the New Zealand Herald.
'Although it is a variety of the cannabis seed, hemp contains very, very low levels of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis.
'The menu is designed to inspire New Zealanders on how easily hemp seed can be incorporated into their daily diet.'
Demonstrations at his pop-up restaurant, based at Atomic Coffee Roasters in Auckland, will show how hemp seed can be used in cooking, but the food served to diners will contain only hemp seed oil.
Currently, hemp seed oil is the only hemp-derived product legally sold as a food or added to a food in New Zealand.
In March, Food Standards Australia and New Zealand gave its approval for other hemp-based products to hit the market, after concluding that hemp was safe for human consumption, provided it contained low enough levels of THC (the hallucinogenic substance found in marijuana).
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