Hemp seeds contain Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids, two essential nutrients for growth, development, heart function and brain function.
- Approximately 44% of the weight of hempseed is edible oils (essential fatty acids).
- Proteins are the other major component.
- Hempseeds amino acid profile is close to “complete” when it is compared to other common sources of proteins such as meat, milk, eggs and soy.
- Hemp protein contains all 21 known amino acids, that adult bodies cannot produce.
- Hemp seeds can be eaten raw, ground into a meal, made into hemp milk (akin to soymilk), prepared as tea, and used in baking.
- In cereals, waffles, hemp milk ice cream, hemp tofu.
- Bakery products and nut butters.
- Hemp protein powder is a good vegan source of protein for athletes and body builders.
Nutritional information per 100g of Hemp seeds
- Energy: 463 kcl
- Protein: 29.5 g
- Total fat: 41.56 g
- Carbohydrates: 31.3 g
- Fiber: 22.7 g
- Calcium: 130 mg
- Iron: 13.1 mg
- Selenium: 4ug
- Phosporus: 1100 mg
- Magnesium:390 mg
- Potassium: 340 mg
- Zinc: 6 mg
- Vitamin E: 1.8mg
- Vitamin B6: 0.39 mg