Hemp, in any form, is something your body has been craving since birth.
More and more people are beginning to understand and appreciate the value of Hemp. We are less likely to confuse it with its cannabis-cousin, Marijuana.
Rest assured, Hemp Seed comes from the Industrial Hemp plant, not from Marijuana.
Hemp seeds are actually a nut. That accounts for the nutty taste.
Hemp seeds are one of the most nutritional natural foods and one of the most easily digested foods on the Planet. They are rich in healthy fats, protein and various minerals.
Thank you Gaia… Mother Earth.
What are some of the benefits of Hemp Seeds?
- Contain over 30% fat
- Exceptionally rich in two essential fatty acids;
Omega-3 and Omega-6
- Great Protein source
- Also Vitamin E
- and minerals
Eating Hemp Seeds is showing to be great for the heart in many ways.
Hemp Seeds are extremely high in protein and produces amounts similar to lamb and beef. 2 – 3 Tablespoons of hemp seeds is about 11 grams of protein.
Hemp seeds are a complete protein source which is rare in the plant world. They provide all of the essential amino acids, which our bodies do not produce and we must get from our diet.
It has been thought that hemp seeds help to regulate hormone imbalances and inflammation associated with menopause.
Other benefits to hemp seeds:
- Gluten Free
- Anti-inflammatory properties that assist with arthritis and skin conditions
- Great for weight control
- Gives you higher energy levels
- Herbicide and Pesticide Free
THINGS TO KNOW
WHEN BUYING HEMP SEED
Hemp seed is becoming more common and easier to find in your standard brick and mortar store. There is also the convenience of shopping online. There are just a couple things to understand to help simplify your Hemp Seed buying experience.
Where did the hemp seeds come from?
When buying hemp seed, make sure it is certified from Canada. They have strict regulations for growing quality hemp plants.
BEWARE : do NOT buy Chinese Hemp that is showing up on the store shelves. Chinese Hemp is not regulated like Canada Hemp is. You can always taste the difference.
Buy Certified Canada Hemp Seeds
Do NOT buy Chinese Hemp
What kind of hemp seeds do I want?
You want to buy hulled hemp, often called hemp hearts, so you do not have the hard crunchy shell to break down. With hemp hearts, your body gets more nutrition with a higher percentage of protein and essential fatty acids.
Buy whole hemp seeds to benefit from the high fiber. They are a great source for both soluble (20%) and insoluble (80%) fiber. The shell of the hemp seed is where the minute amount of THC lives (<0.03%)
You can buy Toasted Hemp Seed, which makes for a wonderful nutty snack.
How much Hemp Seed is recommended to take?
Adults 3 – 5 Tablespoons of Hemp Hearts per day
Children 3 – 5 teaspoons of Hemp Hearts per day
How do I use Hemp Seeds?
Use Hemp Seeds raw, cooked or roasted.
- Add to a smoothie
- ice cream
- hot/cold cereal
- or anything you can imagine!
- Blend with water to make Hemp Seed Milk
- Use ground Hemp as a condiment
- use instead of breadcrumbs to coat fish/poultry
- bake them into your cookies
- make granola bars
- the list goes on
Check out the USDA astounding report on hulled hemp seeds.
View their findings for iron, potassium, niacin, Lipids and much more.
I have given you a little window into the wonderful world of Hemp.
Will you make Hemp Seeds part of your daily diet?