Botanical Name: Cannabis sativa (Industrial Hemp)
Hemp seed is a marvelous food source, packed with nutrients. At least one brand of commercial breakfast cereal contains ground hemp seed meal.
Hemp seed is one of the very few organic herbs that contains all essential amino acids.
Herb: Hemp Seed - Organic - 1 Oz.
Technically, hemp “seeds” are really not seeds at all, they are actually a fruit. Hemp seeds are an incredible vegan source of biologically available and easily digested protein.
For those who are allergic to soy, hemp seeds are a great alternative. Hemp seeds contain all 10 essential amino acids.
3 Tablespoons of Hemp Seeds = 11 grams of protein.
Smoothies seem to be one of the easiest ways to sneak hemp into one’s diet. They can also be added to chili, oatmeal, and other soups. The easiest way to eat them is to just sprinkle them on top of a salad.
Raw hemp provides a broad spectrum of health benefits, including:
- weight loss
- increased and sustained energy
- rapid recovery from disease or injury
- lowered cholesterol and blood pressure
- reduced inflammation
- improvement in circulation and immune system as well as natural blood sugar control.
Hemp seeds can help constipation because they act as a bulk-forming laxative.
Hemp seeds are rich in essential fatty acids. The oil in the seeds is a source of the omega-3 fatty acid and omega-6 that reduce inflammation in the body. They also may lower risk for cancer, heart disease and arthritis. These fatty acids also are important for your brain performance and memory.
The minimum recommended dosage is 4 - 5 tablespoons per day.