As part of the GFCF (gluten free-casein free) diet our family follows, we have searched for a healthy alternative to cow's milk that we enjoy. In our search, we discovered hemp milk which is made from the hemp seed; the milk contains no THC (the psychoactive substance in marijuana).
One 8-Ounce glass generally contains the following nutrients:
900 mg Omega-3 Fatty Acids, 2800 mg Omega-6 Fatty Acids, All 10 Essential Amino Acids, 4 Grams of Digestible Protein, over 40% of RDA of Calcium, Vitamin D, and many other nutrients.
We choose to use hemp milk for several reasons. I like that it has omega fatty acids, all 10 essential amino acids, and is a moderate source of protein. Soy proteins are often difficult for individuals to digest, and are one of the 3 top food allergies/intolerances. Also, hemp protein does not contain phytates, enzyme inhibitors found in some soy protein that can interfere with the absorption of essential minerals. I also like the creaminess of the hemp milk; some milk alternatives can be almost watery.
Now, I must say, we don't drink it out of the glass. But we do like to use it in homemade ice cream (combined with coconut milk) and in fruit/protein powder smoothies. The creaminess of it makes it nice to use in cooking (e.g., pumpkin pie, nondairy macaroni and "cheese").