These are all packed to the brim with nutritional goodness. To find out more read here.
Old World cultures like China and Japan have enjoyed them for centuries. Only relatively recently has the western world followed suit… enjoying hemp seeds, oils and protein powder.
As an incredible source of protein, hemp delivers to the body what medical experts say we must have but can’t entirely produce ourselves – amino acids. Hemp contains all 20 including the 9 essential amino acids. Lack of even one of these amino acids can have a damaging effect on our organs, body tissue and brain function – even our hair.
Fast fact: Hemp, although derived from a strain of cannabis plant, has nothing to do with the drug, so rest easy, it’s impossible to get high.
Working hemp protein powder into your diet immediately supports your immune system, your mental health and aids muscle and tissue development.
Hemp is almost 100% pesticide, herbicide and petrochemical fertiliser free thanks to an in-built ability to repel pests and bacteria. So you get a healthier protein source that hasn’t been genetically modified, like soy.
Sprinkle some hemp protein powder onto your breakfast cereal and your soups.
Protein shakes are favourite choices for body builders or those who struggle to put weight on. Two scoops of hemp protein powder with fruit, water or milk, and honey and you have one delicious, all-round protein hit!
Fast fact: it’s not a seed, it’s actually a nut!
According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), recent use of hempseed oil in Europe and North America has shown anecdotal stories of improvement in a wide range of acute and chronic conditions.
Hemp oil has a slightly nutty, very enjoyable taste. It’s loaded with nutrients, minerals and wonderfully healthy fatty acids. Almost a quarter of the seed is protein, about a third is carbohydrate and it has a ridiculously high 70-80% of essential fatty acids – in other words ‘the good oil’.
Highly useful on flaky skin, psoriasis and eczema
Can reduce blood pressure and lower cholesterol
Can ease symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis
Promotes healthier cells and enhances metabolism for cancer and multiple sclerosis patients
Will improve blood circulation and alleviate PMS symptoms
Fast fact: Roasted hemp seeds are the whole seed from the plant – packed with protein and fibre, shell and all. Hulled hemp seeds, or hemp hearts, have the outer shell removed.
Hemp seeds have a high concentrated balance of proteins, essential fats, vitamins and enzymes. Removing the hull does take away a wonderful source of minerals and soluble fibre – which your intestines and colon love – but you still get a healthy hit.
Rich in Vitamin E, hemp seeds provides a broad spectrum of health benefits including: weight loss; increased and sustained energy; rapid recovery from disease or injury; lowered cholesterol and blood pressure; reduced inflammation and improvement in circulation and your immune system.
Sprinkle roasted hemp seeds through a delicious salad, scatter through your trail mix of dried fruit and nuts or on their own as a snack.
Hulled hemp seeds are versatile as a dusting on fruit, cereal, smoothies, salads or yoghurt. They can even be added to flour for baking.