India Recognizes Benefits Of Hemp Seeds, Embraces Hempseed-Based Foods And Beverages

The Food Safety and Security Authority of India (FSSAI) has given a green light to seeds, hemp seed oil and seed-based flour as food and food ingredients, indicating the development of a huge market with some 1.4 billion consumers, reported Hemp Today.

Some of seed's benefits include minimizing the risk of heart disease, helping skin disorders, being a nutritious source of protein, helping with PMS and menopause symptoms and boosting digestion.

And while the news makes for a notable milestone in the Indian industry, Nivedita Bansal Shah, co-founder and consultant on India and Nepal at Shah Hemp Inno-Ventures, points out some of the challenges.

“It’s a significant milestone for the hemp industry in India. …

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