1 - Amino Acids - Hempseeds contain all 20 known amino acids including the 10 essential amino acids - the building blocks for muscle tissue
2 - Digestibility - Hempseeds are the number one most digestible plant protein available. Better than meat, eggs, cheese, milk or even other plant proteins
3 - Energy - The mostly polyunsaturated fats in hempseed are easily converted into energy by the body. Shelled hempseed contains 78% polyunsaturated fats, the highest of any edible oil available.
4 - Omega 3’s - Well balanced sources of Omega 3’s are hard to find in plant foods. Hempseeds have one of the best balanced sources of Omega 3 to Omega 6 fatty acids
5 - Fiber - An added benefit of eating hemp in place of animal protein is that you’ll get a healthy dose of fiber. If you use a hemp protein powder like Nutiva hemp powder, you’ll get a whopping 12 grams of fiber in a 3 Tbsp serving!
6 - Non-Allergenic - There are no known allergies to hempseeds. For people allergic to nuts, seeds, gluten or soy, hemp is a perfect choice.
How To Use Hempseeds
- Sprinkle on salads
- Replace pine nuts in pesto with hemp
- Blend with water and strain for fresh hemp milk
- Add to oatmeal or any breakfast cereal/granola
- Put in yogurt
- Blend into another nut butter for an Omega 3 boost