Benefits of Hemp Seed

Benefits of Hemp Seed.

Benefits of Hemp Seed

Hemp is a plant so versatile in its uses, it’s hard to believe there are some fools among us who stifle its uses. It’s a shame, because around the globe, hemp has been used for centuries to make rope, wax, paper, cloth, fuel and as a food source. Nutritionally, the seeds of the plant are one of the most complete sources of vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and potent antioxidant activity.

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Excellent Plant-Based Source of Protein and Essential Fatty Acids

Hemp seed offers a high quality protein source with an amino acid profile that exceeds many meat and dairy-based protein sources; this can be extremely attractive to vegetarians and vegans. A recent Chinese study examined hemp seed to evaluate its physiochemical and chemical composition. The results revealed a protein content higher than most grains and nuts and concentrations of unsaturated fats in excess of 90%, much more than most vegetable oils. [1] The polyunsaturated fatty acids were primarily comprised of linoleic and alpha-linolenic acids. High concentrations of vitamin E were also observed. [2] Read More

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