What are Hemp Seeds?
Hemp Seeds are a nutty Food source produced from the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa L.
What are the health benefits of Hemp Seed consumption?
Hemp Seeds are Nutrient-powerhouse that contain twenty different varieties of Amino Acids, which include all nine of the essential amino acids (including the rarely found Gamma Linolenic Acid - GLA). They are also nature's highest botanical source of Essential Fatty Acids and contain a balanced ratio of Omega 3 and Omega 6, which are important for blood pressure regulation, brain development, and a healthy Immune System.
Hemp Seeds are a rich source of phytonutrients, which include Vitamins A, B1, B2. B3, B6, D & E, Magnesium, Zinc, Iron, Potassium, Calcium, Manganese and phosphorus. One of the most important health benefits of Hemp Seeds are that they contain high quanitites of plant-based Protein, making them ideal for vegetarians. They are easily digested by the Body too, and are rich in soluble and un-soluble fibre which helps to reduce sugar cravings and naturally cleanse the colon.
How can I use Hemp Seeds?
It is recommended to use approximately 3-4 tablespoons of Hemp Seeds, sprinkled over salads, Breakfast Cereal's, yoghurt or smoothies. You can even consume them as a stand-alone Snack or add them to all kinds of of baked goods, such as Bread, muffins or cookies.