Hemp seed's popularity has grown in the United States since the early '90s, but it can be traced back thousands of years to ancient China, Egypt, Persia and other cultures where it was a highly revered food source.
Hemp seeds can be eaten raw, ground into a meal, made into hemp milk (similar to soy or almond milk), prepared as a tea and used in baking. Hemp seed is a highly nutritious source of protein. Plus many people think it is better tasting and more digestible than the soybean. Hemp seeds are also free of the common allergens associated with soy, dairy, gluten and tree nuts.
Organic raw hemp seeds are chock full of nutrition and protein by the spoonful. In fact, hemp seeds are one of the world's most nutritious seeds. They are a source of vitamin E and contain all the essential amino acids and essential fatty acids necessary to maintain a healthy body. Adding to the benefit, hemp seed is one of only a few sources of beneficial gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and stearidonic acid (SDA). It has a balanced ratio of omega 3 to 6 fats at around a three to one ratio.
Protein: Hemp is about 33 percent protein, in an easily digestible form that contains 10 essential amino acids. This high protein content is comparable to that in soy and higher than in nuts, other seeds, dairy products, meat, fish or poultry. Many people also find that hemp seed protein does not cause bloating or gas, like other protein, shakes, may.
Fiber: Hemp seed flour has a fiber content of 40 percent, which is the highest of all flour grains.
Trace Minerals and Antioxidants: Hemp seed is rich in antioxidants such as Vitamin E and minerals including magnesium, iron and zinc.
Some of the advantages of raw hemp seeds are:
- Contains all 20 amino acids, including the 9 essential amino acids (EAAs) our bodies cannot naturally produce.
- High protein percentage of the simple proteins that may strengthen immunity & fend off toxins.
- Nature's highest botanical source of essential fatty acid, with more essential fatty acid than flax or any other nut or seed oil.
- Richest known source of polyunsaturated essential fatty acids.
- Perfect 3:1 ratio of Omega-6 & Omega-3 acids for possible cardiovascular and immune system health.
- Superior vegetarian source of protein that is considered easily digestible.
- Great source of phytonutrients, the disease-protective element of plants that may support immunity, the bloodstream, tissue, cells, skin, organs & mitochondria.
Constituents of Hemp include:
- Protein, Carbohydrate, Fiber
- Minerals: Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese
- Vitamins: Vitamin C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Beta carotene, Vitamin E
- Amino Acids: Alanine, Lysine, Arginine, Methionine, Aspartic Acid, Phenylalanine, Cystine, Proline, Glutamic Acid, Serine, Glycine, Threonine, Histidine, Tryptophan, Isoleucine, Tyrosine, Leucine, Valine
- Essential Fatty Acids: Omegas 3,6,9 alpha-linolenic acid, linoleic acid, oleic acid, gamma-linolenic acid
- Phytochemicals: Carotenoids, Flavonoids, Indioles, Lignans, Plant Sterols
Some possible traditional uses of Raw Organic Hemp Seeds may include:
- May support heart health
- Reducing the risk of cardiac arrest
- May support healthy lipid levels
- May support a healthy nervous system
- May support a healthy inflammation response
- May support skin health
Taste, smell, texture, and color may vary from batch to batch. For maximum freshness and potency push as much air out as possible before sealing the pouch and store in the refrigerator or freezer.
Suggested Use: Mix 2 tablespoons with smoothies, cereal, omelets, yogurt, soups, salads, or veggies.
Mixing suggestions: To increase flavor and nutritional profile combine with our whey protein concentrate and organic extra rich cacao powders in a smoothie.
Botanical Name: Cannabis sativa.
Other Names: Hennep, Hanf, Chanvre.
Parts Used: Hemp Seeds.
Ingredients: Raw Organic Shelled Hemp Seeds Seeds.
Origin: Grown and harvested in the Romania. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.
Certifications: USDA Certified Organic.
Z Natural Foods strives to offer the highest quality organically grown, raw, vegan, gluten free, non-GMO products available and exclusively uses low temperature drying techniques to preserve all the vital enzymes and nutrients. Our Raw Shelled Hemp Seeds are certified organic and pass our strict quality assurance which typically includes testing for botanical identity, heavy metals, chemicals, and microbiological contaminants. ZNaturalFoods.com offers Raw Organic Hemp Seeds packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness. Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency. Keep your Organic raw Shelled Hemp Seeds in a cool, dark, refrigerator.
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