The nutritional properties of hemp

The nutritional properties of hemp Thrive Health & Nutrition Magazine

What is hemp?
Hemp is the fibre of the cannabis plant, extracted from the stem and is used to make various practical products such as rope, strong fabrics, fibreboard, and paper. It is also used widely in medical and nutritional treatments.

The useage dates back to the Stone Age.Hemp fibers have been found in 10,000-year-old pottery shards in Asia. Later, in medieval Germany and Italy, hemp was a common ingredient in recipes like pies and soups.

Hemp seeds are rich in protein, omega 6, omega 3, polyunsaturated fatty acids, and in soluble fiber.Several studies show that the linoleic acid present in hemp oil can slow down the aging process.

Hemp seed has a pleasant flavor, not dissimilar from many other nuts. It’s super rich in complete protein and an excellent source of healthy oils, including omega-3 fatty acids.

Nutritional value
The part of the hemp plant best known for nutritional value is the seeds. These small seeds are highly nutritious, containing essential fatty acids, amino acids, and minerals.

Hemp protein is high in globulins, types of proteins that enhance the immune system too. If made into butter, much like peanut or almond butters, it can be used liberally on toast or used in baked goods.

Hemp seed is low in sodium, contains absolutely no cholesterol, is a good source of the mineral zinc, and provides a total of about 175 calories in 30 grams of shelled nuts.

Health benefits
A continually expanding variety of other hemp food products, like granola, snack bars, protein powders, waffles, and even hemp milk, hemp tofu, and hemp butter are available these days, usually at natural foods stores and online retailers.

Hempseeds can be eaten raw, added to smoothies, cereals and other recipes, and used in baked goods like muffins, breads and granola bars.

Hemp Seeds are a gift of nature. They are the most nutritious seed in the world. The seeds have the most concentrated balance of proteins, essential fats, vitamins and enzymes combined with a relative absence of sugar, starches and saturated fats.

Hemp Seeds are one of nature’s perfect ‘Super Foods’. They are one of the most potent foods available, supporting optimal health and well being.

Raw hemp provides a spectrum of health benefits, including: increased and sustained energy, lowered cholesterol and lowered blood pressure, reduced inflammation, improvement in circulation and immune system as well as natural blood sugar control. Hemp is an all round power house of nutrition.


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