We are not talking about the illegal plant “marijuana.” We are talking about a delicious small nut that is very nutritious and considered a Beauty Superfood. Hemp seeds and hemp oil only contain a trace amounts of THC which is found in large quantities of leaves and flowers of marijuana plants.
Hemp seeds is one of my best sources of protein. I add hemp seeds to my smoothies, many recipes even tabouli made with hemp seeds. They not only taste great but are very filling and a good way to consume your protein because it is easily digested.
Hemp comes from the same family of plants as mulberry. Hemp originated in Central Asia and is able to survive almost any ecosystem in the world. Hemp doesn’t need the use of pesticides or herbicides that are generally used to keep weaker plants alive. The Hemp plant produces a seed that is considered a Superfood.
Hemp production goes back more than ten thousand years and The Columbia History of the World states the oldest relic of human industry is a piece of hemp fabric dating back to approximately 8000 B.C. Hemp seeds and leaves were used as a food source long before recorded history.
“Make the most of the Indian hemp seed and sow it everywhere.” — George Washington
Thomas Jefferson said that the future of America depends on the growth of this crop — hemp!
Hemp seeds are tiny little nuts that develop from the female hemp flowers. They are very small and have a light nutty taste. They are one of the most nutritionally complete foods on the Earth. They contain all nine essential amino acids in and the essential fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6. Hemp seed oil are the only food known that contain the exact ratio of essential fatty acids which is one part omega-3 to three parts omega-6. While flax seeds and flax oil have quantities of omega-, hemp seeds provide a long-term stable source of omega-3, omega-6 with GLA, and omega-9 which is a beautifying monounsaturated fat.
The hemp seeds contain 36.6% protein, making them the highest protein food on Earth except for algae. Hemp seeds are very beautifying as they are nourishing and strength building to the body. Hemp seeds contain many beauty qualities that we need such as sulfur bearing amino acids, methionine, cysteine, and cystine. These are needs to build strong hair, nails, skin, muscle, and connective tissue.
Hemp seed is the highest natural source of gamma linolenic acid (GLA). GLA helps maintain hormonal balance and has strong anti-inflammatory properties. Hemp seeds also contain lecithin which is excellent for building the internal organs such as the liver and brain.
Hemp Seeds contain:
- Potassium – active energy mineral
- Magnesium – builds bone and opens over 300 different detoxification pathways in the body
- Sulfur – beauty mineral
- Calcium – relaxes the digestive tract and muscles
- Iron- blood builder and oxygenator
- manganese – blood builder and oxygenator
- Zinc – immune system, adrenal, and beauty mineral
- Sodium – balances potassium, feeds adrenals
- Silicon – bone-building, beauty mineral
- Copper – reverses gray hair
- Platinum – enzymatic master mineral
- Boron – assists with Calcium assimilation, stabilizes hormones during menopause
- Nickel – active in enzyme metabolism
- Germanium – end of DNA strand
- Tin – assists in reversing male pattern baldness
- Iodine – thyroid mineral that reverses hypothyroidism and assist immune system
- Chromium – pancreatic mineral
- Silver – enzymatic mineral
- Lithium – alkaline mineral
Did you know 3 Tablespoons of Hemp Seeds = 11 grams of protein?
How to eat Hemp seeds
You can eat alone as a snack, sprinkle on salads, blend in smoothies or sprinkle on top, use in recipes for salad dressings.
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