Hemp seeds contain more easily assimilated proteins than any other plant in the world. In addition, their content of both fatty acids and amino acids, coupled with their low fat content, make them one of the best superfoods available.
In this article we will review the many nutritional properties of hemp seeds. Are you interested? So, let’s get to it…
⭐ Nutritional properties of hemp seeds
If we compare cannabis seeds with other healthy foods, we will see why it is gaining so many followers. For many experts, this is the most complete nutritional source in the world, and to give you an idea of its healthy potential let’s use 3 examples:
- Protein more digestible than soy
- Fibre more assimilable than Kale’s
- Omega oils more digestible than linseed
⛳ Content of hemp seeds
The truth is that it is one of the most complete foods that you can consume, since apart from nourishing they contain certain medical properties. It is always said that hemp seeds are a great source of Omega 3 and 6, but that is only a small part of the amount of benefits they offer us
✨ Nutritional values of vitamins and minerals
The mineral and vitamin distribution of hemp seeds is unique and very interesting. In the following table you can see the weight in mg/100g.
👌 Distribution of essential fatty acids
The perfect balance of EFAs (essential fatty acids) provided by hemp seeds, represent one of nature’s best nutritional sources. Here you can see the exact percentage of each one of them, divided between those of the group Omega 3 and Omega 6.
Among the Omega 3 ones, some of the most important are the Alpha-Linolenic (ALA) and hemp seeds contain around 20% of them. It also contains from 0.5% to 2% stearidonic acid (SDA).
On the other hand, cannabis seeds contain a very good Omega 6 acid distribution. They exceed 55% in content of Linoleic Acid (LA) and range from 1% to 4% of Gamma-Linolenic Acid.
They also contain Omega 9 acids, such as oleic acid, almost 10% of the total weight.
☕ Benefits of eating hemp seeds
- Contains no gluten, raw seeds, seed flour or oil
- Increased digestible protein content per gram
- Rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids
- Low concentrations of saturated fatty acids
- Exceptional source of amino acids
- Pleasant walnut or nutty taste
Hemp seeds exceed as superfood most natural products available on the market. They can be consumed in many different ways, and have a very interesting price, so you shouldn’t wait too long to try them.
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