1994: Hempeh Burger

HempNut Hempeh Burger wasn’t “just a hemp burger.” It was the first hemp burger, it had the first and only FDA-legal health claim on a hemp food, it was sold nationwide, in two countries, it was vegan, and it was organic. 1994-2002. As seen on CBS This Morning.

This vegan organic tempeh burger containing 10% Hemp Nut was in distribution in the US and Canada, coast-to-coast in supermarkets and natural food stores.

Carnivores loved it because it was hearty and chewy in a way powder ingredients can’t duplicate.

Fortuitously, it was introduced a month before the FDA DSHEA cut-off date, assuring hemp foods would be grandfathered and not subject to New Dietary Ingredient registration.

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