What exactly are hemp seeds? They are rich in healthy fats and essential fatty acids. They are also a great protein source. Hemp seeds pack a ton of essential nutrients and can be added to meals and are easy to cook with. You won’t get high because there is no THC. There are a dozen varieties of the Hemp plant that are specifically grown for food and don’t have enough of the hallucinogenic properties to get you high. A few states have made it legal to grown industrial hemp it was even added into this years farm bill. In the US because this is just coming on line and more farmers are growing Hemp crops for food, it is most likely imported usually from Canada.
Cannabis oil is one of the healthy fats. half of the weight in hemp seed is from oil. Of that half 75% of it is essential fatty acids. of that 20% is omega 3, alpha-linoleic acid (ALA). 3% is gamma-linoleic acid. omega-6 to omega-3 ratio of hemp oil is 3:1. this is a very good reason why if should be added to your diet.
Another element that it has that is great is chlorophyll, which is known to help prevent cancer. That green color of hemp oil or butter is chlorophyll.
It’s high in protein. 25% plus is protein. Some types of Hemp are even higher. Whey protein is 70% protein per 100 grams. Some varieties match that. The difference is this is plant based. It comes from edestin and albumin which is easy to digest. It is also hypoallergenic which means most people can eat it and unlike milk based protein that can cause issues most people won’t have any problem with hemp protein.
Hemp seeds is a great source of fiber. How many times have you heard that you need more fiber in your diet. 25% plus is fiber both insoluble and soluble. There is also a high level of magnesium which new research is showing is a key nutrient to preventing heart disease. Our bodies naturally clean out the plaque in our blood vessels if we have enough magnesium in our diet. Research coming out is suggesting that a magnesium deficiency is what is behind the populations high level of heart disease. After decades of chasing cholesterol we now are starting to believe we need to be monitoring how much magnesium we have in our diet.
This is a good way to consume Hemp if you have nut allergies. You get plenty of that good green stuff. This is lower in protein and fiber but it still packs a lot of vitamins and minerals.