Hemp has become a popular superfood not only for its rich nutritional profile, but also for its many varied uses. Hemp seeds are rich in protein, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals, making them a fantastic plant-based option to boost protein and omega-3 intake.
A protein powerhouse, hemp seed also contains vital minerals, vitamins and fibre. Iron, zinc, magnesium and potassium are particularly abundant in these tiny seeds.
Hemp seed does NOT contain the neuroactive compounds found in cannabis leaves and flowers. While Hemp seed comes from the same species as cannabis, the variety is different.
These nutrient-dense seeds also contain omega 3, 6 and 9 essential fatty acids. The omega 3 and 6 are in an ideal ratio to each other, and for this reason cold pressed Hemp seed oil has been coined ‘natures perfectly balanced oil’.
Hemp seed powder can be used in smoothies and raw baking, while hemps natural oils are heat and light sensitive so it’s best to avoid using hemp seed oil in baked or heated foods.
Containing all 9 essential amino acids that we need to obtain from our diet, hemp seed protein powder is made from the ground raw seeds, meaning that the omega fats are still abundant. It is a vegan source of protein and because it is easily digested much of its goodness is absorbed.