Did you know that Hemp seeds are actually a nut? Sometimes they’re referred to a Hemp Hearts. Hemp seeds (nuts or hearts – whatever like to call them!) are extremely nutritious. Hemp seeds are also easy to eat as they have a mild and nutty flavor.
In fact if you’re wanting to add the benefits of hemp to your diet, they can be the easiest way to go as they have a much milder taste than hemp oil, they’re much easier to access than CBD oil (Cannabidiol Oil) and they have only trace amounts of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) the psychoactive component of the cannabis sativa plant .
Hemp seed are over 30% fat. They are vastly rich in two of the essential fatty acids, linoleic acid (omega 6) and alpha-linolenic acid (omega 3).
They also contain gamma-linolenic acid, which provide many health benefits as well.
Hemp seeds contain 25% protein. So they’re also a great source of protein.
If you’re a big consumer of chia and flax seeds, then you’ll be happy to know that hemp seeds are even higher in protein than both of these traditionally used seeds, which contain 16–18% protein.
Not that we’re trying to convince you to eat hemp seeds instead – it’s about getting a wide range of foods that contribute to a sound constitution. The availability of Hemp seeds just increases your choices.
Hemp seeds are also a great source of vitamin E. Which is important for both the integrity of your skin and the health of your heart. And hemp seeds contain a plethora of minerals, such as phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron and zinc.
Best of all, hemp seeds can be consumed raw, cooked or roasted.
And of course….this week they’re on sale at SupaNatural Health Tweed City!
Yours in health – Angie Sweet