With a reputation of being versatile and nutritious, these hemp seeds are a good addiction.
Here’s a fun fact: Hemp seeds come from the hemp plant, which is actually a cousin of marijuana. But don’t worry – the two are quite different. Most notably, the former contains less than 1 per cent of the psychoactive drug that makes up 20 per cent of marijuana.
Nutrients in hemp seeds
The seeds contain all nine amino acids essential to our body, including the rare Gamma Linolenic Acid. It is believed to be the only natural food that can provide such high quantities of essential fatty acids such as Omega 3 and 6 in the right ratio.
Hemp seeds help to strengthen immunity and are an excellent source of protein. Furthermore, their proteins are more easily digestible than eggs, meat, cheese, milk and other high protein food. Hence, they can be easily consumed by everyone – including babies, mothers, and the elderly. These seeds are also rich in vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, zinc, iron, and phosphorus that are important to bone health.
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Hemp seeds are most commonly eaten raw or simply as toppings to smoothies, cereals and salads. They can also be used for baking. Add them to the batter of pancakes, muffins and cookies for a flavourful nutty taste. Hemp oil, flour and protein powder are also produced sold in various stores.
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