Hemp seeds are a fantastic source of nutrients, and can easily be incorporated into anyones
diet to improve healthfulness. One major misconception is that hemp seeds contain THC –
tetrahydrocannabinol – the chemical responsible for marijuanas psychological effects.
However, hemp seed is produced from a different variety of cannabis than marijuana. Hemp seeds are the seeds of the Cannabis Sativa plant. This plant has been cultivated for over 12,000 years due to its versatility, hardiness and strong fibre producing properties. More recently health properties have been discovered in the consumption of it’s seeds and unshelled hearts.
How Do They Work?
Hemp seeds are a perfect blend of vitamins D, E, B1, B2, B6, calcium, magnesium, chlorophyll and enzymes, as well as all nine of the essential amino acids. They provide more digestible protein than meat, eggs, cheese or milk.
They can be added to smoothies, cereals, salads and yogurts. They are a delicious addition to so many of your favourite meals and snacks. To make your own hemp milk, simply soak your hemp seeds in water overnight, blend and
strain. They can also be baked into muffins, breads, cookies and crackers. Alternatively, you can also purchase foods that already contain hemp seeds, such as hemp milk, hemp cookies and hemp ice cream.
How to Choose Hemp Products
When choosing hemp products, be sure to opt for organic, non-GMO brands. Hemp seeds are different then hemp hearts in that they still have their crunchy outer shells on them. . Some of the top brands are Manitoba Harvest, Hemp Hearts and Nutiva.
The cost of Hemp seeds range from 10-20USD per 1 lbs bag, depending on whether they are organic, the quality of the product and the prestige of the brand. The cost continues to trend down however as they are becoming more mainstream and are no longer an obscure product only found in health food stores, but rather can be found in most well stocked grocers. Incorporating hemp seeds into your diet will benefit most people, by providing a large boost of nutrients that is not only good for you but delicious..