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Why Hemp? Part 1 of 4 We all know about hemp right?

Marijuana, Pot, Mary Jane, Ganga, Refer, Weed and hundreds of other wacky tabacky names. One of my favorite quotes: We dont see things as they are we see them as we are. Round about the year 2,000, I awoke from my dumbed down hempaphobia society conditioned slumber and I began to see hemp for what is really is a miracle plant. Even though hemp is most recognized nowadays as a drug, for the better part of human existence, it has been know for thousands of uses from medicine, food, clothing, rope, housing material to paper. When compared to all other crops, many people feel hemp is the most environmentally sustainable crop and that cultivating and using hemp is correct Dharma (the ultimate law of all things) and must be a major component for environmental sanity and the ultimate future of human life on this planet. Hemp is considered a sacred plant by many cultures. History of Hemp Cannabis Sativa L Plant (Hemp). Sativa: Latin for anciently grown or easily grown. Records of hemp being used in Egypt and Europe date back to 4,000 BC. Clothing fibers in Taiwan have been carbon dated as being over 10,000 years old. Prior to 1,880, hemp was the largest domesticated crop in the world. Hemp is the worlds strongest and most durable soft natural fiber. For example, a typical large sailing ship of those earlier times required over 60 tons of rope for rigging and anchor cable plus sails, all made from hemp. The ships would have thousands of pounds of hemp seed as ballast and for survival measures if the ship went off course or ran aground. Now there are over 10,000 products being made from hemp including clothing, textiles, paper, building materials, rope and personal-care items. Hemp is an easily and quickly grown annual crop that is a renewable resource. Hemp plants grow 6 to 16 ft tall in 90 to 120 days. They shade out weeds and thus eliminate the use of costly herbicides. Hemp yields 3 to 8 tons of dry stalks per acre, depending on climate and variety. Once harvested, the field is left virtually weed-free for the next crop. Hemp in the growing process also pulls carbon out of the air (carbon sequestering), which enhances the quality of the air we breathe. Hemp

grows deep roots like alfalfa and when harvested, the roots and leaves replenish the soil making it able to be grown on the same land year after year. Hemp is resistant to pests making it unnecessary to use pesticides or fungicides and has never been genetically altered. Every part of the plant is used; fiber, leaf and seed. One acre of hemp is equal to 4 acres of pulpwood trees (average tree harvest is 30 years) for fiber. The Chinese have used hemp seed based foods for eight thousand years. Eastern Europeans have grown hemp for food and use in textiles throughout recorded history. The Japanese use Hemp as food and medicine. Hemp is mentioned in Buddhist documents dated 500 B.C., it is said that Buddha ate one hempseed a day for three years as a young ascetic monk. In 6th century Persia, Hemp was called Royal Grain or the Kings Grain because of its revered status. This ancient grain has a Hebrew name, Tzliq (Tzaddi, Lamed, Yod, Quoph), referring to a Jewish meal made of roasted hemp seeds that was popular in medieval times. In Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and the Ukraine, hemp seed is used in the preparation of holiday soups and other meals. Suto women of South Africa make a porridge that includes ground hemp seeds to feed their children during weaning. A wise instinctive practice, as hemp seeds have been found to be rich in the essential fatty acid, Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA), that is found in mothers breast milk. In America, hemp seed was an essential food for the Mormons migrating west to Utah, in their covered wagons. Conspiracy In the first part of the 1900s, hemp was a fast developing and manyfaceted industry. However, it threatened powerful business interests in the oil and wood industries. It is reported that petrochemical producer, Dupont along with Randolf Hearst, the newspaper magnate, whose company was the main user of chemically treated wood pulp and a major holder of forest logging licenses, joined forces. Together they mounted a hysterical fear campaign of racism and misinformation (REEFER MADNESS) linking industrial hemp with its cousin, the Cannabis plant, that can contain significant amounts of THC. This campaign was so fierce and effective that the word hemp became synonymous with the Mexican slang word marijuana and resulted in the US Marijuana Tax Act of 1937. This Act imposed such stiff regulations and taxes on hemp cultivation that it became impractical

to grow and produce it. The confusion over hemp vs. marijuana remains to this day, especially in North America. However that is beginning to change. Today the USA is the worlds largest producer of hemp products and as of February 2004 the DEA was defeated in court and this made Hemp Food Products legal for the first time in over 50 years. While the development of a hemp industry is growing, it is still in the infant stages, especially in the United States, which is the only industrialized nation that is not farming hemp. Today industrial hemp is cultivated in Canada, China, Russia, Hungary, Germany, Netherlands, France, Spain, England, Poland and many other countries. Hemp seed food plant strains used and governed by Health Canada have been hybridized since the 1930s to adapt to the Canadian climate and to produce low amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Even though it has never proved harmful to humans, it was determined that THC is potentially harmful to humans when the lab rat used in testing died after being injected with 3,000 times the amount of THC a human could intake by smoking in 1 day. We know the hemp seed has immeasurable minute amounts of THC, but sometimes when it is harvested, the THC resin from the flower and leaves comes into contact briefly with the seed and these residues may be minimally measurable. As a comparison, marijuana plant THC levels are between 5 and 15%. THC levels in industrial hemp are less than 3 parts per million or 0.00003%. This is lower than the amount of mercury in most drinking water and lower than the amount of arsenic in wine. The possible tiny amount of THC could not produce any recognizable effect in the body. Therefore, hemp seed foods from Canada are safe from THC that is associated with the marijuana smoking experience. If a person consumed more than 100 ml of hemp seed oil or more than 300gm of hemp seed in one day for an extended period of time, even though very highly unlikely, it is possible to have accumulated enough THC to have a positive urine test. I am not aware of anyone that has ever tested positive to urine analysis for THC from Hemp Seed Foods usage. It is presumed that the DEA and FDA will incorporate the same standards as with regards to this similar issue arising with the use of poppy seeds in foods. Even though there are trace amounts of opiates in poppy seeds, and it is possible to test positive after consuming large amounts, one would not experience a psychoactive effect. Hemp as Sustainable Energy Crop The seed oil can be used as a simple bio-diesel fuel or because of its unique and superior balance of fats, and excellent lubricity additive for

engines, increasing: engine life, fuel savings, performance and reducing emissions. Hemp is also the finest biomass with many fuel bio-products and hidden energy sources within exposed through digester processes. Some famous and influential people who thought using hemp is a good idea: Make the most of the Indian Hemp seed, and sow it everywhere! - George Washington, 1st U.S. President We shall, by and by, want a world of hemp more for our own consumption. - John Adams, U.S. President Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth & protection of the country. - Thomas Jefferson, U.S. President Prohibition goes beyond the bound of reason in that it attempts to control a mans appetite by legislation and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded - Abraham Lincoln, U.S. President The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this. - Albert Einstein Why use up the forests which were centuries in the making and the mines which required ages to lay down, if we can get the equivalent of forest and mineral products in the annual growth of the hemp fields? - Henry Ford In any civilized society, it is every citizens responsibility to obey just laws. But at the same time, it is every citizens responsibility to disobey unjust laws. - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current that sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.

- Robert F. Kennedy, former U.S. Attorney General Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself; and where they are, they should be changed. - Jimmy Carter, U.S. President Congress should definitely consider decriminalizing the possession of marijuana We should focus on the rapists and burglars who are a menace to society. - Dan Quayle, Former Vice President The greatest service which can be rendered any country is to add a useful plant to its culture. -Thomas Jefferson, U.S. President And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good. - Genesis 1:12, Holy Bible And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bears the shame of the heathen anymore. - Ezekiel 34:29, Holy Bible

Why Hemp? Part 2 of 4 Dr Oz, one of the most recognized health specialists in the Media space: I must say, I love hemp seeds. I love them for breakfast. They do Hemp Milk now; its a great source for a lot of nutrients. You havent tasted it before usually and its very exciting. It wakes the palate up. Its a much better boost then the sugar from the granola bars. Jillian Michaels, a well known celebrity trainer and health guru discusses her desires of hemp at Expo West 2011: I really want to see hemp protein making it out more to the masses and becoming more accessible. I think its a very healthy form of protein, especially for vegans and vegetarians with no side effects. A lot of lactose intolerant people cant do whey. I think hemp protein in the future is going to make a big splash. Right now my focuses are on hemp and coconut

I also recommend Hemp Actually I think Hemp is superior to flax, given its chemical composition. If you have a chance to try Hemp Oil, a forgotten newly discovered food, I think you will see why I am enthusiastic. Dr. Andrew Weil, MD. Hemp as a Food The seeds of Cannabis sativa, or hemp, contain all the essential amino acids and essential fatty acids necessary to sustain optimal health. No other single plant source has the essential amino acids in such an easily digestible form, nor has the essential fatty acids in as perfect a ratio to meet human nutritional needs. Hemp seed is an amazingly complete, life sustaining food. Hemp Seed is Highly Nutritious The Hemp seed is a storehouse of energy, a small round, oily nut surrounded by a thin inner layer and hard outer shell. Hemp seeds are rich in essential nutrients including: chlorophyll, magnesium, potassium, sulfur, essential fatty acids at about 35-46% (isolinolenic acid, linoleic acid, linolenic acid, oleic acid, alpha linolenic acid, GLA), amino acids, 25-35 % protein, phyto-sterols, ascorbic acid, beta-carotene, calcium, fiber, histidine, iron, niacin, potassium, phosphorus, riboflavin and thiamin. They have about 3% soluble and 27% insoluble fiber. The carbohydrate content of shelled hemp seed is 11.5% and its sugar content is 2%. Hemp seeds have a high composition of antioxidants in the form of alpha, beta, gamma, and delta-tocopherols and alphatocotrienol. Note: Hemp seed and Hemp seed oil do not contain THC, the euphoric, psychoactive ingredient found in Marijuana. Why do we age? The body is so efficient that 98% of its 100 trillion cells are replaced each year. Yet we continue to age. What is the cause of aging? Nutrient Starvation According to the surgeon general 8 of the 10 leading causes of death in the US are diet related. The US has the best diet of any group of people on earth. At least thats what we are told. A study published in the July 16 issue of Science reports that people living in the United States fail to obtain the recommended daily minimums of essential

nutrients. Could this be the cause of our physical deterioration? Our food as it is delivered to the market is lacking in essential nutrients. What Makes Hemp Foods Special? Hemp is a complete source of EFAs in a perfect 1:3 Omega 3 to Omega 6 ratio. Hemp EFAs are Essential. Our cells require EFAs everyday to live. Hemp has natural antioxidants that preserve the oil. No other oil source of EFAs does so. More than 475 mg of highest quality Plant Sterols per 100ml of oil! Hemp is the most balanced Omega 6 & Omega 3 single plant source of EFAs. Hemp contains Super Omegas: steriodonic acid and GLAs a rare find in food (4%) these are precursors to DHA and EPA formation, rendering the need for potentially chemical and heavy metal toxic fish oils unnecessary. Hemp has the highest mono and polyunsaturated fat content of any oils. Hemp is a complete protein. Hemp is highly digestible protein. It contains no enzyme inhibitors like soy. Hemp contains 65% of its protein in the special globulin edestin form. Hemp seed is the foremost source of globulin supporting material in plants. Hemp supports immune function through immunoglobulin production. Hemp contains the 10 essential amino acids. Hemp contains the Childrens Proteins argentine and histadine for proper growth. Hemp is a source of Energy. Hemp is rich in Phytosterols Hemp contains all 4 tocopherols and alpha tocotrienol. Hemp rejuvenates the skin. Hemp prevents and heals skin disorders. Eczema, Psoriasis, wounds, scales, itch. Hemp is lower in fat compared to other nuts and seeds. Hemp helps clean the liver by burning fat. Hemp activates the fat burning gene (thermogenesis). Hemp is an excellent source of fiber and many other nutrients. Hemp is great for humans and animals of all ages.

Hemp is hypoallergenic. Hemp is gluten free. Hemp is a natural antioxidant. Hemp reduces inflammation. Hemp slows the aging process. Hemp reduces the risk of Cardio Vascular Disease. Hemp reduces the risk of Osteoporosis. GLAs and Vitamin D. Hemp relieves rheumatoid arthritis. Hemp prevents Alzheimers and Parkinsons Disease. Hemp helps prevent and reverse cancer of the colon, breast and prostate. Hemp increase seratonin levels and alleviates depression.

How Hemp Seed is Processed The hemp seed is harvested, cleaned and stored in grain bins. It is then tested for THC and peroxide levels. The seed is trucked to our facility where it is either hulled to make hemp nut or it is pressed for oil using a low temperature (less than 30C) slow extraction process. Hempco takes great care to protect the oil from light. The oil is all paper filtered from contaminants and carefully bottled using a nitrogen flushing process to reduce oxygen exposure. The material left from the oil pressing (hemp cake) is then cold milled (less than 30C). The proprietary milling process allows for a greater percent of fiber that is concentrated in the shell, to be separated from the meat of the seed. This results in higher protein and fat content with lower fiber. Hemp Seed and Oil - Essential Fatty Acids Hemp is a superior source of balanced levels of the omega 3 and the omega 6 essential fatty acids. Compared with most nuts and seeds, the 46.5% fat content of shelled hemp seed is relatively low and is a good source of the natural phytosterols that reduce cholesterol levels. Hemp seed oil has on average the highest mono and polyunsaturated fat content of all oils. The polyunsaturated linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid, is present in hemp seed oil in a content of 55.6g/100g, and alpha-linolenic acid, a polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid, is present at 17.2g/100g. The ratio of the two EFAs is 3.38, closely approximating the 4.0 average ratio recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), Sweden and Japan for the human diet. (Ref. 4, 8)

The typical modern diet, heavy in soy and corn oils, are often lacking in EFAs. When the intake of EFAs drops below the required level an essential fatty acid deficiency will develop over time. EFA Deficiency may lead to: Abnormal eye and neurological function Hypertension Hormonal imbalance Impaired wound healing and cell growth A Diet lacking in GLA may lead to: Arthritis Premenstrual syndrome Some Skin disorders such as eczema The Hemp Food Industries Association of Europes announced the worlds first clinical trial results on Hempseed oil. This recent study was conducted in Finland by a team of researchers from the Departments of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Clinical Nutrition, at the University of Kuopio, under the direction of Doctor Jace Callaway, Ph.D. This human clinical trail was conducted on a group of 8 men and 6 women. Results after four weeks showed dramatic increases of blood GLA from Hempseed oil and significant decreases in blood GLA from Linseed (Flax seed) oil. Both oils significantly increased blood levels of both linoleic and alpha-linolenic acids, but only Hemp seed oil increased levels of GLA. (Ref. 9) GLA is particularly rare oil that is naturally occurring in human breast milk and difficult to find in many other foods. Borage, Evening Primrose and Hempseed oils are all sources of GLA. Because of this, Hemp seed oils can circumvent the impaired EFA metabolism and physical compromise that can result from genetic factors, intake of other fats, aging, and lifestyle patterns. The two essential fatty acids are: Linoleic, w3, Omega 3 fatty acid Linolenic, w6, Omega 6 fatty acid Essential fatty acids are necessary building blocks for all of the fats and fat derivatives and many key hormones in the body. Fatty acids are critical components involved in all cell functions and body systems. The Three Main functions of EFA's are:

1. As major structural components of cell membranes, they regulate cell membrane fluidity and function 2. They are believed to have enzyme-like functions and to be cofactors in enzymes 3. They are precursors to the hormones called eicosanoids (including prostaglandins, thromboxanes, leukotrienes) that are involved in many functions of the body. Essential fatty acids play a role in inflammatory response, such as allergy, hormonal regulation, energy production and conversion. They attach oxygen and play a vital role oxygen transfer and in the electron transport system. They are essential for immune response, hemoglobin production and control nutrient passage through cell membranes. Linoleic, w3, Omega 3 fatty acidsResearch show that renal, respiratory, cardiovascular and dermatological conditions are benefited by Omega 3's. They work with the regulation of prostaglandins and benefit inflammatory reactions. Alpha linoleic acid can be converted to eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). EPA is used to make beneficial prostaglandins and DHA is essential for healthy brain, nervous system and vision functions. Linolenic, w6, Omega 6 fatty acidsOmega 6 fatty acids are precursors to GLA, gamma linolenic acid and arachidonic acid (AA) both of which are used in The essential fatty acids in hemp seeds and hemp seed oil are in the proportions most suitable for long term use according to expert in the field of Fats and Oils, Nutrition, and author of Fats That Heal Fats that Kill, Udo Erasmus. (Ref. 7) While flax oil is useful for treating degenerative diseases, it is too w3rich (about 4 times as much w3 as w6) to be used exclusively in the long term. One can develop a w6 deficiency by using only flax oil for too long. (Ref. 7) Hemp seed oil can be used over the long term to maintain a healthy EFA balance without leading to either EFA deficiency or imbalance. This is because it contains w6 and w3 EFAs in a better long-term balance: 3 to 1.In addition it contains almost 2% GLA, the w6 derivative that is a key active ingredient in evening primrose and borage oils. (Ref. 7) Many degenerative diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease are linked to lipid degeneration caused by over-consumption of

saturated fats and refined vegetable oils that turn essential fatty acids into damaging forms. Consuming the highly nutritious hemp seed is a step towards redressing imbalances and, therefore, returning to optimal health. EFAs are required for the health, stability and maintenance of every cell of the body. Hemp Seed as % Essential Fatty Acids C14:0 Myristic 0.04 C16:0 Palmitic 5.96 C16:1 Palmitoleic n7 0.09 C17:0 Margaric 0.05 C17:1 Margaroleic n7 0.03 C18:0 Stearic 2.44 C18:1 Oleic n9 11.57 C18:1 Octadecenoic n7& n12 0.79 C18:2 Linoleic n6 54.64 LA C20:0 Arachidic 0.83 C18:3 Gamma Linolenic n6 3.62 GLA C20:1 Eicosenic cis 11 n9 0.40 C18:3 Alpha Linolenic n3 17.55 ALA C18:4n3 Octadecatetraenoic 1.25 C20:2 Eicosadienoic n6 0.07 C22:0 Behenic 0.33 C24:0 Lignoceric 0.18 Others 0.17 Why Eat Hemp Protein? Hemp Proteins and the Body Proteins make up almost 75% of the body. The anatomy and physiology of the body is created and maintained by a complex system that assembles proteins from amino acids and their sub units. Each amino acid consists of an amine and also a carboxyl that are both bound to a carbon atom. When an amine group of one amino acid unites with the carboxyl group of another they form a peptide link. Amino acid peptide chains create proteins in special sequences. These chains have an infinite number of potential combinations. Proteins carry out a vast variety of structural and metabolic functions in the body. 0.04 5.83 0.09 0.06 0.03 2.25 10.37 0.81 54.60 0.87 4.37 0.47 17.78 1.53 0.08 0.35 0.15 0.31


Of the amino acids used in the building of proteins, 10 are essential and must be provided by the diet. Hemp seed is a balanced provider of all 10 essential amino acids. These are: Hemp Seed Amino Acid Profile Alanine **Arginine Asparctic Acid & Asparagine Cysteine Glutamic Acid & Glutamine Glycine **Histidine *Isoleucine *Leucine *Lysine *Methionine *Phenylalanine Proline Serine *Threonine *Tryptophan Tyrosine *Valine *essential **childrens Total mg / 30g 21.85 serving % 0.979 293.7 % 2.344 703.2 % 2.316 694.8 % 0.608 182.4 % 3.869 1160.7 % 0.998 299.4 % 0.598 179.4 % 0.798 239.4 % 1.556 466.8 % 0.947 284.1 % 0.727 218.1 % 0.936 280.8 % 0.978 293.4 % 1.218 365.4 % 0.804 241.2 % 0.352 105.6 % 0.787 236.1 % 1.032 309.6 %


essential Hemp seed is an excellent source of easily digestible, gluten-free protein. Hemp protein is easier to digest than protein from soy, nuts, other seeds, dairy products, meat, fish, or poultry. It is interesting to note that, unlike hemp seed, soybean contains the anti-nutritional factors, trypsin inhibitor, which prevents protein absorption, and oligosaccharides, which causes flatulence. Also, a significant portion of the population is allergic to soy. An important aspect of hemp seed protein is its high content of arginine, histidine and the sulfur-containing amino acids methionine and cysteine. Hemp protein also contains relatively high levels of the branched-chain amino acids, which are important for the metabolism of exercising muscles. Edestin Protein Hemp seed is actually a protein rich fruit. Like flax, hemp seed is rich in all of the essential amino acids and is a complete protein. What is unique about Hemp seed protein is that 65% of it is globulin edistin. Hemp protein is easier to digest than protein from soy due to the presence of edestin. Edestin is stable, complete and considered a perfect protein. The globulin edestin in hemp seed closely resembles the globulin in blood plasma and is compatible with the human digestive system. Globulins are one of seven classes of simple proteins. Globulin is the third most abundant protein in the human body. Enzymes, antibodies, many hormones, hemoglobin and fibrogin are classified as globular proteins. Globulins perform numerous enzymatic functions within the blood plasma. The body uses globulin proteins to make the antibodies responsible for immune response. Hemp seed is the foremost seed food source of globulin supporting material in the plant kingdom. Eating hemp seeds provides nutritional support for the immune system and its ability to create the immunoglobulin resources required for optimal immune response. This immune enhancing property of hemp is part of the reason hemp seed was commonly used to treat TB as reported in Czechoslovakia in a study published in 1955. (Ref.) "The globulin edestin found in hemp protein resembles the globulin found in human blood plasma, and it is easily digested, absorbed, and utilized by the human body. It is vital to the maintenance of a healthy immune system, being used to manufacture antibodies against invasive agents." (Ref. 2, pg. 55-56)

Hemp protein also supplies albumin, a protein manufactured by the liver that is supportive of liver and kidney health. Another important component of Hemp is glutamic acid. Glutamic acid is used by the brain as a neurotransmitter. Hemp may be useful in nutritional support for memory dysfunctions and diseases. Lignins Hemp and Flax are both rich in lignins with comparable levels and types. Hemp Compared to Soy & Flax When Hemp is compared to similar foods such as Flax and Soy, Hemp is more biologically compatible with the human physiology. Soy Most soy protein on the market is isolated soy protein, with the carbohydrate and oils removed. Soybeans are ground, subjected to high heat and then a solvent is used to remove the oils. The remaining defatted material is then put through a separation process where it is mixed with sugars and an alkaline solution and then precipitated and separated using an acid wash to remove the fiber. This resultant material is then neutralized with another alkaline treatment and spray dried at high temperatures to produce isolated protein. Isolated protein is a source of protein but it is a highly refined, denatured, 'non-living' material. There exists Controversy over Soy's health benefits. Soy contains trypsin inhibitors; even isolated soy protein contains them in a wide variety of levels. The enzyme trypsin is required by the body for protein digestion, so high levels of trypsin inhibitors in a protein rich food are undesirable and may interfere with proper digestion and assimilation. Along with trypsin inhibitors Soy also contains phytates, which can interfere with the proper assimilation of essential minerals. Research into infant formulas has found soy to be not as beneficial as a replacement to human breast milk as once thought. Soy allergies are almost as common as those to cow's milk. Like other members of the legume family, Soy does not contain the vital sulfur containing amino acids cystine and methionine. Both of these indispensable amino acids are found in Hemp. There is evidence that consumption of high levels of soy may interfere

with proper thyroid function and may not be appropriate for women with estrogen based breast cancers. Many people find soy difficult to digest due in part to the oligosaccharide content, which causes flatulence and stomach distress. There are also valid concerns about GMO contaminated soy crops. Ground flax seed is quickly subject to rancidity and has a short shelf life as oil or in ground forms. Flax also releases cyanide gas due to the presence of Cyanogenic diglycosides.