Hemp nutrition - what we know
Hemp seed is a natural and nutritious food source that is making a big resurgence in what seems like a seed revolution.
The fact that the plant is so resistant to pests means it can be grown without pesticides or herbicides making it less likely to contain harmful chemicals.The hemp seed can be processed into hulled hearts, oil, flour, protein powder and even hemp milk.
CBD oil can also be extracted from the hemp plant and has a number of health benefits. Let’s break down the nutritional values of the hemp seed: It's packed full of protein - hemp seed is a great plant-based source of protein and contains all the essential amino acids the body needs.
I started adding Hemp seed protein powder and Hemp seed oil to my smoothies. The Omega-6 & Omega-3 ratio is optimal and so good for you! Remember, Hemp seeds don't have Cannabinoids. The plant grows those when it grows.— Stephanie J. - SinceDay3.com (@SinceDayThree) August 17, 2020
Further to this, the lack of phytates in hemp seed makes it easier for the body to absorb the protein (phytic acid or phytates are antioxidant compounds found in whole grains, nuts and seeds that can slow down the absorption of some dietary minerals).