One of the most nutritious seeds available today is hemp seed. Unlike many other foods, they are a complete meal within themselves containing ample essential fats, complete protein, vitamins, minerals, micronutrients, carbohydrates, and more!
The protein coming from hemp seed contains all 21 known amino acids, including the essential ones that adults cannot produce. Thirty-three percent of the seed is composed of protein, second only to soy which contains thirty-five percent.
Hemps seeds are an excellent source of the essential Omega 3 fats. The majority of people in developed countries don’t get enough Omega 3 fats. Approximately 44% of the weight of hempseed is nutritious oil, of which approximately 80% of that oil is essential fatty acids (EFAs); e.g. linoleic acid-omega-6 (LA, 55%), alpha-linolenic acid-omega-3 (ALA, 22%), gamma-linolenic acid-omega-6 (GLA, 1–4%) and stearidonic acid-omega-3 (SDA, 0–2%). The amount of omega 3 fats present in one tablespoon (15 ml) of hemp seed oil provides the human daily requirement for EFA’s for one day
The vitamins found in hemp seed include: Beta-Carotene, Thiamine (B1), Riboflavin (B2), Pyridoxine (B6), Vitamin C and Vitamin E. Hemp seeds are a good source of the important minerals magnesium, zinc, and iron. They also contain the minerals calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sulphur, and copper.
Numerous health experts recommend the regular consumption of hemp seed. Dr Sommers says a “tablespoon a day helps keep illness away!!”Learn more about Dr. Craig Sommershttps://www.sunwarrior.com"
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