Botanical name: Cannabis sativa semen
Other names: Cannabis
Hemp has been an important source of food, fibre and medicine for thousands of years.
It is a complete source of easy to digest protein (33%), including all essential amino acids. Its high fibre content promotes digestive regularity and helps to maintain balanced blood sugar levels. Hemp is one of the few plant sources of Omega-3, these essential fatty acids can help prevent cardiovascular disease, lower blood pressure and reduce inflammation. The Omega-6 oils in hemp are beneficial to the skin, hair, bones, metabolism, and brain. Hemp oil has the optimum ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 for human health. It also is a rare source of GLA, an omega-6 fatty acid that is believed to reduce inflammation.
Hemp also contains high levels of B vitamins, including folate, vitamin E and other antioxidants, and it is the only known plant food source of vitamin D3 the ‘sunshine vitamin’. It contains minerals Magnesium, Calcium, Iron and Zinc.
It contains Protein, Fiber, Omega-3, Omega-6, Zinc, Magnesium, Calcium, Iron, Vitamins E, D3 & B6.
Preparation: Add hulled seeds to trail mix, cereal, raw treats, salads, veggie burgers, etc. Use protein powder in smoothies, baking. Use flour or fiber in baking or pancakes, etc. Use oil in salad dressing or smoothies (do not heat).
Hemp Common Uses
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