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Why Hops Should Be Considered a Superfood

Hops and crafting beer are synonymous. The flowers of the plant are rarely used for anything else above and beyond the brewing process; thus much focus of breeders, researchers, and growers has been on developing new varieties, increasing yield, and disease resistance in production primarily for the brewing industry. However, the versatility of hops runs much deeper than your average frosty mug.

 

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