Hemp Seeds Are Incredibly Nutritious and are often referred to as hemp hearts.
They are technically a nut and exceptionally rich in two essential fatty acids, linoleic acid (omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3).
They also contain gamma-linolenic acid, which has been linked to several health benefits .
Hemp seeds are a great protein source, as more than 25% of their total calories are from high-quality protein.
That is considerably more than similar foods like chia seeds and flaxseeds, whose calories are 16–18% protein.
Hemp seeds are also a great source of vitamin E and minerals, such as phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron and zinc (1, 2Trusted Source).
Hemp seeds can be consumed raw, cooked or roasted. Hemp seed oil is also very healthy and has been used as a food and medicine in China for at least 3,000 years.
Hemp Seeds May Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease.
Hemp Seeds and Oil May Benefit Skin Disorders.
They are a Great Source of Plant-Based Protein and amino acids.
They may reduce symptoms of PMS and menopause.
Whole Hemp Seeds May Aid Digestion.
Check out this fun and easy hemp seed oatmeal breakfast recipe!
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