Mettrum Health Launches Hemp-Based Foods
Licensed producer of medical cannabis offers variety of hemp-based foods
Mettrum Health Corp. launched Mettrum Originals™, a line of hemp-based foods created with a focus on nutrition, great taste and convenience, giving Canadians an easy way to integrate hemp and its health benefits into their diets. The new Mettrum Originals™ line also includes non-food hemp products such as lip balm, hand cream and wood finish.
Mettrum is a vertically integrated agri-pharmaceutical company focused on research, development, production and distribution of Health Canada licensed cannabis products and focuses on educating and resourcing healthcare practitioners and their patients.
Unveiled at the Canadian Health Food Association East Trade Show this September, Mettrum Originals™ is Mettrum's first foray into the functional foods market. This launch follows Mettrum's August announcement that it has received a supplemental license from Health Canada for the production of cannabis extracts, including cannabis oils and resins.
"The launch of the Mettrum Originals™ brand demonstrates our commitment to serving Canadians who choose hemp products for their health," said Greg Herriott, President of Mettrum Originals™. "With Mettrum Originals™, Canadians can expect top quality, nutritious and great tasting products, as well as innovative line extensions."
"As someone who works regularly with people balancing their hormones and digestion, hemp is the perfect food," said Melissa Ramos, a Toronto area Nutritionist. "Hemp is rich in fibre and a complete plant-based protein to keep you full and aid in digestion. It's also got the right fat combination with anti-inflammatory omega 3's and hormone-balancing GLA's. Simply put, hemp should be in everyone's home."
The Mettrum Originals™ brand is a result of Mettrum's acquisition of Oilseed Works Inc., which operates under the Hempola brand. Hempola, founded by Greg Herriott in 1995, is located on a 50 acre hemp farm in Barrie, Ontario. As the first hemp food brand in the country, Hempola developed hemp seed flour for the baking industry, along with the world's first omega 3 salad dressings in 1999. Mettrum is pleased to have partnered with an industry pioneer and will continue a 20-year tradition of serving Canadians with top tier edible hemp products and hemp derivatives.
Mettrum Originals™ Product Offerings
- Raw Shelled Hemp Seeds
- Raw Hemp Protein & Fibre Powder available as is and with several flavors including Berry, Vanilla and Chocolate
- Hemp Break™ Hemp & Quinoa Bars and Hemp Break™ Hemp & Salba Chia Bars
- Cold-Pressed Hemp Oil
- Hemp Seed Flour
- Lip Balm in several scents including Lime, Watermelon, Peppermint-Vanilla and Natural
- Deep Moisturizing Cream
- Hemp-Infused Massage Oil
- Hemp Wood ™ (All Natural Wood Finishing Oil)