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These are the questions we frequently receive from our customers. Have another question? Contact us.

General Hemp Food Questions

Specific Product Related Questions

General Questions About Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods

General Hemp Food Questions

Q.What are the differences between hemp and marijuana?

  • Hemp and marijuana are much like a sweet pepper and a hot pepper, or a Chihuahuas and a Great Dane. Hemp and marijuana are both part of the cannabis plant family but are VERY different.

    Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods products contain 0.001% Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and will NOT cause a psychoactive effect nor will our products cause a false positive drug test. 

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Q.Will I get “high” by consuming hemp foods?

  • No. Manitoba Harvest™ products contain 0.001% Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and will NOT cause a psychoactive effect nor will our products cause a false positive drug test.

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Q.Are hemp foods safe for pregnant women?

  • Yes. Hemp contains numerous nutritional benefits, including folic acid, so it is a safe and delicious additional to expectant mothers’ diets.

    Our hemp oil gelcaps are considered a supplement. Under Canada's Natural Health Products’ rules & regulations, we were legislated to include statement cautioning pregnant and breast-feeding women using gelcaps. The formula for our hemp oil gelcaps has not change. There is NO evidence that consuming hemp oil gelcaps is harmful to pregnant women or breast-feeding mothers.

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Q.Are hemp foods safe for children?

  • Absolutely! Just remember to consider body weight when determining serving size - much like you would with any other food. As a general guideline, cut the recommended serving size shown on each package by 1/3 or ½ depending on the child’s age and size.

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Q.What about pets – are hemp foods safe for animals?

  • Manitoba Harvest is not an animal food manufacturer so we recommend contacting your trusted animal care professional for specific advice. However, we receive countless testimonials from customers about the observed benefits of adding hemp foods (hemp oil in particular) to their pets’ diet.

    The omegas founds in hemp have been shown to be therapeutic with animals’ coats, joints, digestive systems, and overall well-being. Plus, animals seem to love the rich nutty taste of hemp oil.

    Just like with humans, be conscious of your pet’s weight when determining how much hemp oil to add to your pet’s food. A good parameter for oil - 1 teaspoon per 10 pounds of body weight. 

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Q.How do hemp foods compare to other seeds, plant-based proteins, or oils?

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Q.What’s the CDB content in hemp oil?

  • Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods products contain less than 10 part per million of THC. We have not done extensive testing on CBD or other cannibinols (besides THC) as it is not a focus of Manitoba Harvest.

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Q.How much soluble vs insoluble fiber is in hemp foods?

  • Hemp foods contain 90% soluble fiber and 10% insoluble fiber.

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Q.What is the potassium and phosphorous content in hemp foods?

  • Hemp seed’s nutritional profile can vary slightly from year to year, and from field-to-field based on growing conditions and seed variety. Manitoba Harvest works directly with farmers to advise on which variety is best for their fields. We also educate our farmer partners on ways to improve seed quality.

    When Manitoba Harvest publishes nutritional information on our seed, we take a range or an average of various tests to account for slight variations in seed lots.

    The average potassium content in Manitoba Harvest hemp seed (which is used for making Hemp Hearts and hemp protein powders) is 288mg per 30g serving.

    The average phosphorous content in Manitoba Harvest hemp seed is 426mg per 30g serving. 

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Specific Product Related Questions

Q.What is the shelf life of Manitoba Harvest products?

  • Here is a chart to outline the shelf life for each of our products:

     Product

     Unopened

     Opened (Counter)

     Opened (Refrigerated)

     Hemp Hearts

     Best Before Date

     8 weeks

     Best Before Date

     Hemp Protein Powders

     Best Before Date      

     8 weeks

     Best Before Date

     Hemp Oil

     Best Before Date

     MUST be refrigerated

     Best Before Date

     Hemp Bliss (Canada)

     Best Before Date

     MUST be refrigerated

     7-10 Days

    *Best Before Date is listed as: YYYYMMDD
    *Shelf life can be extended if product is kept in freezer after purchase (all except Hemp Bliss). Shelf life if kept frozen would be 8 months past the best before date.

    The Best Before Date is the date when product should be consumed by for optimal quality and freshness. From the day of packaging, Best Before Date is as follows:

     Hemp Hearts

    12 months

     Hemp Protein Powders

    12 months

     Hemp Oil

    8 months

     Hemp Oil Capsules

    30 months

     Hemp Bliss (Canada)

    12 months

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Q.Do I need to refrigerate Manitoba Harvest products?

  • Hemp oil must be refrigerated before and after opening to protect hemp’s precious omegas.

    To extend the freshness of Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts and hemp protein powders, it is recommended to store products in the fridge once opened.

    (For Canadian consumers) Hemp Bliss Organic Hemp Beverage can be stored in cupboard until used, but MUST be refrigerated after opening. 

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Q.Do Manitoba Harvest products contain any known allergens?

  • There are no known allergens found in hemp foods and Manitoba Harvest products are made at a hemp-dedicated facility. If your diet lacks in fibre, consuming HempPro Fiber protein powder the first few times may be a shock to your system. One 30 gram serving of HempPro Fiber contains 52% of the recommended daily intake of fiber. For those not used to that much fiber, your body may take a bit to get used to the digestive health “re-set.”

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Q.Are Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods products gluten free?

  • Hemp seed naturally does not contain gluten. However, only one barley or wheat kernel amongst 50,000 hemp seed can potentially result in a positive test for gluten. As the world’s largest hemp food manufacturer to grow, make and sell our own line of hemp foods, this one seed could inadvertently be introduced at any point. A single wheat or barley kernel could be introduced during harvest, seed cleaning, or even during delivery to our facility. This potential concerns us greatly.

    Manitoba Harvest strives to deliver the highest quality hemp foods. With our valued customers in mind, we have worked diligently to provide the most accurate product specifications.

    We are aggressively looking for processes and methodologies that would provide us with the certainty that our products are indeed gluten free. Until we are able to provide consistent and accurate controls, we are erring on the side of caution.

    Instead of stating our products are gluten-free (which implies an absolute), you will see the following on our packages instead: 

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Q.What is the difference between Manitoba Harvest's hemp protein powders?

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Q.What is the difference between Natural and Certified Organic?

  • “Certified Organic” denotes products made from seed that has been grown on certified organic land, and produced according to strict uniform standards that are verified by a government-designated organization.  In North America, to receive organic certification farmland has to have been free from chemicals for a minimum three years. For manufacturers, certification also includes inspections of processing facilities and detailed report keeping. Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods’ organic products are certified by Pro-Cert and are marked with the following logos:

     

    "Natural" denotes products that are grown using conventional farming techniques and have NOT been genetically modified. Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods products do NOT contain any additives, preservatives, fillers or artificial ingredients. 

    All Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods’ products are Non-GMO Project Verified. 

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Q.Why do you have both Natural and Certified Organic?

  • As with most things, people like having a choice. Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods proudly offers Natural and Certified Organic hemp food products in a variety of sizes to give people a choice.

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Q.What is the difference in how Natural and Certified Organic products are farmed?

  • Our Certified Organic products are made from seed that’s grown on certified organic land and produced within the certified organic part of our facility.

    Our natural products come from seed that’s grown conventionally. No pesticides or herbicides are licensed for use with hemp, so the plants themselves are not sprayed. Hemp utilizes a lot of nitrogen. We encourage farmers to increase nitrogen in the soil through proper crop rotation. However, our farmer partners are independent business people, so they are free to use nitrogen fertilizers if they chose.

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Q.Why are the Hemp Hearts and hemp protein powders in a bag/pouch?

  • Our products proudly do NOT contain additives or preservatives. It is absolutely crucial that packaging be light and air impermeable to protect hemp’s precious omegas and keep the product as fresh as possible.

    We try to find the most sustainable, environmentally friendly packaging option that allows for Hemp Hearts and our hemp protein powders to still be protected. We choose pouches because they are over 10 times more sustainable than plastic canisters and although they are not recyclable, they can still be re-used numerous times.

    You will also find that we do NOT include a plastic scoop in our packaging. Not only does everyone have a spoon at home, but we also wanted to reduce our carbon footprint by eliminating extra plastic in the environment. 

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Q.Is your packaging recyclable?

  • Packaging integrity is extremely important to us so that we can ensure the highest quality hemp food. Critical in providing the highest quality hemp food is that the packaging must be light and oxygen impermeable. Our pouch material is both light and oxygen impermeable, but not currently recyclable. However, from a packaging lifecycle standpoint has a far lower environmental impact than hard plastic canisters.

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Q.Does Manitoba Harvest irradiate its products?

  • No, none of Manitoba Harvest products are irradiated. Food safety and quality is Manitoba Harvest’s top priority. In our manufacturing we implement many tools, protocols, and tests to ensure safe and high quality products but irradiation is not one of them.

    Manitoba Harvest is proud to be the world’s largest vertically integrated hemp food manufacturer. We control the process from seed to shelf, and can test and reject seed upon delivery, if microorganisms are too high. 

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Q.Where do I find the amino acid profile for your hemp protein powders?

  • You will find this information on the individual product pages under the nutritional facts tab. Amino Acid profile, ingredient lists and other information is all there.

    Please note: We are currently working on the Amino Acid profile for HempPro 70. Stay tuned...

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Q.What are the natural plant extracts in HempPro 70?

  • The ‘natural plant extracts’ added to HempPro 70 are natural extracts of Oregano and Lemon Balm that have been added as anti-oxidants to help maintain freshness by preventing/limiting the oxidation processes that occur over time in any food product.

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General Questions About Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods

Q.When can I expect to receive my on-line order?

  • Our standard shipping time is ten business days depending on your location. 

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Q.Does Manitoba Harvest offer free shipping over $100 ANYWHERE in North America?

  • Almost… If you spend $100 on manitobaharvest.com we'll ship your products absolutely free. There are; however, a few places that we do not offer free shipping to simply because of the location and the additional costs to ship to these places. They are as follows: Hawaii, Mexico, Alaska, Puerto Rico and Guam. 

    If you would like a quote on how much shipping charges will be to these places, please call our Customer Service line toll free at: 1-800-665-4367 or email us.

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Q.I have a web promo code - how do I use it?

  • Lucky you! When you are on the 'view cart' page of our web store, there is a space that says 'Enter Coupon Code'. Copy and paste the coupon code or 'promo code' you received in the box provided and click 'apply'. Your discount will automatically appear on your items in the cart.

    Please note: Promo codes are exclusive to on-line orders. If you want to use your promo code it must be entered through our web store not on phone orders. 

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Q.Does Manitoba Harvest have an affiliate program or offer incentives if I place the company logo/URL on my blog/website?

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Q.I’m a blogger looking to review product(s), who do I contact for product samples?

  • We love bloggers so we'd love to hear from you! If you're interested in posting about us, please send an email to: streetteam@manitobaharvest.com for more details about our blogger program. 

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Q. I'm a RD/health care practitioner/fitness trainer/etc and recommend your products. Do you offer samples to share with my clients?

  • Yes we do. At Manitoba Harvest we are passionate about hemp foods & nutrition, and appreciate people like you helping to educate others. For Hemp Hearts samples to share with clients, complete the online sample request form here

    Please note: Manitoba Harvest requires a minimum 15 business day lead-time on practitioner sample requests.

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Q.Do you offer product samples for community, educational, or health & lifestyle events?

  • Yes, depending on the type of event. ALL requests for product samples must complete our online sample request form here.

    Please note: We get an abundance of sample requests and to fulfill various events across North America, we do require one-month notice on event sample requests to allow enough production and shipping time.

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Q.Does Manitoba Harvest offer coupons or specials for your products?

  • Yes we do! You can sign up for our hemp eNews and receive exclusive web promo codes for shopping at our web store. Or, click on the below links download and print off a $1.00 off coupon to present at your local retailer next time you’re stocking up on our products.

    Click here for USA coupon

    Click here for CDN coupon

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