I think of Hemp seeds as a natural multi-vitamin, but according to the research which I cite at the bottom of this page, they're really much more than that. You see, hemp seeds contain much more than just vitamins. They're believed to contain everything that the body requires to survive and thrive. The presence of linoleic acid, caryophyllene, myrcene, sitosterol, and methyl salicylate exist naturally in the oil, among other things. It's even stated by studies that trace amounts of CBD can be detected in the seeds oils!
They have also been researched for their potential as an anti-microbial agent! Because of this, I like to use them in home made DIY cleaning sprays, made from combinations of herbs like Echinacea and Mullein. If one were to read the academic journals surrounding each and every phytochemical ( including vitamins, fatty acids, minerals, nutrients, oils, etc ) found in Hemp seeds, you could create a list of potential benefits and pharmacological activity larger than Santa's list of bad kids! This is enough for me to postulate their potential in any type of mixture used in herbalism. In short, I find them to be a great addition to any herbal concoction. The symbiotic functionality of these various pharmacological creations, I imagine would have a very orgasmic effect on your biological circuitry, at a very cellular and energetic level. This intrigues me.
Hemp seeds don't have much taste at all, but in a strange and unique way they are also delicious. It's a very subtle flavor that in my opinion, blends well with just about anything. Chances are you could add them in with any dish, and not notice much difference. The flavor seems to be universally symbiotic. Again, because of their constituents, they make a great boost to the potential health benefits of just about anything. One very interesting fact about Hemp seeds is that they have a very high content of omega-6/omega-3 fatty acids as well as antioxidant activities! A random and interesting fact is that how the plants are grown which produce the seeds, plays a huge impact on their potency, as chlorophyll can be detrimental to the oils over-all quality.
The seeds of hemp are loaded with protein! It's rich in lipid nutrients, and are very high in polyunsaturated fatty acids. The amount of research out there on the benefits of this product are unbelievable! One can discover just how much nutritional value that they really have! Some claim that it's hype, but I've yet to find any super food out there which can provide what hemp seeds can. Let's take a look at the general nutritional facts in reference to these seeds and their oils. They produce and contain about 5% water, 5% carbohydrates, 49% total fat, and 31% protein. They're said to offer 64% of the Daily Value of protein per 100-gram serving That's more than half of what the food police claim you need to be healthy on a daily basis! They're an incredibly rich source of dietary fiber (20% DV), B vitamins, and minerals such as manganese (362% DV), phosphorus (236% DV), magnesium (197% DV), zinc (104% DV), and iron (61% DV). You can't deny the nutritional potency of this percentages!
About 3/4 of the nutritional value found in hemp seeds is in the form of fats and essential fatty acids. Most common are the polyunsaturated fatty acids, linoleic, oleic, and alpha-linolenic acids. If you're a vegetarian or vegan these would be ideal. They're comparable to other sources of protein such as meat, milk, eggs, and soy. All in all they make a great snack, are very delicious, and very versatile. They would make an excellent survival food for those who enjoy non-perishable goods with high nutritional value. It's also now legal to grow Hemp in the USA. I'm not sure about the logistics of it, but this is one versatile crop, which produces seeds that can keep you alive! If there's something vital to grow, hemp is it! I hope this helps you better understand the potential benefits of Hemp, because if the seeds alone can do all of this, imagine what the actual herb itself can do! Thanks for stopping by. ~ Star
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