The Truth About Hemp Seeds
The Power of Hemp and its countless uses.
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Hemp Seed Benefits
The Protein-Rich Super Seed
Hemp seed comes from the hemp plant, which has been used for centuries in the paper, textile, biodegradable plastics, and construction industries.
The hemp plant, Cannibis sativa L. is not the same plant as it's THC potent cousin known as marijuana. Hemp is a food and textile crop containing high amounts of fiber and seeds.
The popular phrase about hemp seeds is that "you can't get high on the seeds, you only get healthy."
Hemp's use as an agriculture crop dates back over 10,000 years, cultivated in China even before the soy bean. The hemp fiber was used extensively on ship sails and was a commonly used textile in colonial times.
The Truth About Hemp Seeds Nutrition
Super Source of Fatty Acids and Protein
Hemp protein has the highest percentage of the high quality edestin and albumin protein of any plant based source.
It contains all 20 amino acids (including the 8 essential), the good fats (EFA's) and the uncommon gamma linolenic acid. These qualities make it a highly digestible, complete protein source.
Hemp Seed contains 80% Omega fatty acids, including Omega-6, Omega-3 and Vitamin E. Essential fatty acids are "essential" because the body does not make them. They are an important antioxidant needed to protect the skin and build the immune system.
Hemp seed is the lowest in saturated fats and promoted by many health practitioners as the perfect food for the human diet.
Omega-3 and Omega-6
- Alpha-Linolenic Acid
- Linoleic Acid
- Gamma Linolenic Acid
- Stearidonic Acid
It is stated in the book Fats that Heal, Fats that Kill, that the oil in hempseed is the best source of EFA's of any food.
Note: It is extremely beneficial to consume raw, organic coconut oil with hemp seeds. The properties of the oil and the omegas in the seeds will work together to activate and enhance superhealth benefits.
The Truth About Hemp Seeds Health Benefits
- High edestin levels contain globulin which builds immune system
- 35% protein, 47% fat, and 12% carbohydrate
- Hemp flour - highest fiber content of all the seeds
- Hemp oil contains 80% essential fatty acids - the highest amount of any plant
- 33-37% highly digestible protein (1/3 edestin and 2/3 albumins) two out of three of the most common protein types
- Amino acid- contains all 8 essential amino acids
- 3 times the vitamin E of flax seed
- Free of oligosaccharides for ease of digestion
- Contains lecithin - for healthy brain function
- Inositol - strengthens hair follicles, breaks down fats/cholesterol, sedates nerves
- Phytosterols - maintain hormone balance
Vitamins and Minerals:
- ~vit E
"The tiny shelled seed of the amazing hemp plant has a pleasant nutty flavor, similar to sunflower seeds. The seeds are packed with nutrients -- they are an excellent source of the essential fatty acids (EFAs), delivering these EFAs in a balanced 3.75:1 ratio. Hemp seed is a source of complete protein, containing all the essential amino acids."
-Gabriel Cousens, M.D.
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How To Use Hemp Seed
It is my experience that hempseeds are best used in blended foods. This way, you really break down the seeds protein, fat and fiber content into completely digestible pieces the body can assimilate.
Although hemp seeds are an extremely digestible form of protein, you need to make sure you chew them well when you eat them whole or on sprinkled on salads or other foods.
Otherwise, the tiny seeds have a tendency to pass through the body undigested and you will find them in your stool.
Sometimes, we put the seeds into a Vitamix or NutriBullet and make a hemp "flour." This way it is convenient to use in blended foods or as a topping for main entrees.
The other alternative is to use a hemp protein powder.
Hemp protein powder by Nutiva is 100% pure organic hemp and convenient to add to blended foods. It is also very affordable, a $18 bag will literally last you 2 months worth of shakes and smoothies.
Hempseeds taste like a combo of pine nut and sunflower seed.
(Also check out our hemp chowder soup for a delicious way to blend up this yummy seed.)
They are one of our favorites out of all the seed varieties. They have a delicious flavor and their high protein content really satisfies the appetite for many hours.
They must, of course, be eaten raw to maintain their nutritional value.
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